Britney Spears Reaches Divorce Settlement

Celeb's split with Sam Asghari is nearly official
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 2, 2024 1:53 PM CDT
Britney Spears Reaches Divorce Settlement
Britney Spears and Sam Asghari back in 2019.   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Less than a week after reaching a court settlement with her father, Britney Spears has reached one with her soon-to-be-ex-husband. Spears and Sam Asghari submitted an agreement for dividing up their assets to a judge for approval, according to documents filed in a Los Angeles court on Thursday, nine months after they separated. The filings gave few details but said neither Spears nor Asghari will get future spousal support, per the AP. Asghari had said in his initial petition that he would seek financial support. Any future disputes would need to be settled in private arbitration. A judge is likely to sign off on the stipulated solution soon and declare both of them single.

The two had no children together, so no custody agreement was necessary. The 42-year-old pop superstar and Asghari, a 30-year-old model and actor, separated in July, about 13 months after they married and seven years after they began dating. He filed for divorce in August. Their marriage at her home in June 2022 in front of guests including Selena Gomez, Drew Barrymore, Paris Hilton, and Madonna was seen as a triumphant milestone in her newly reclaimed life after she was freed six months earlier from the court conservatorship that controlled her life and money for more than 13 years.

Last Friday, Spears and her father, Jamie Spears, reached a settlement on the lingering issues from that legal arrangement, avoiding what could have been a long, ugly, and revealing trial that was scheduled to start later this month.

  • In trouble? Earlier this week, TMZ reported that Spears is not in a good place either mentally or financially. "Completely dysfunctional" is how one of the outlet's anonymous sources describes her. According to the account, Spears is spending money so quickly that she is "in danger of going broke."
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