Britney Spears has announced her engagement to her long-term boyfriend Sam Asghari.
Spears is fighting a legal battle to end her 33-year conservatorship, which controls both her personal life and finances, which was imposed in 2008 when concerns were raised over the singer’s mental health.
Mr Asghari (27) personal trainer and actor, born in the Iranian capital Tehran but moved to Los Angeles at the age of 12.
Spears, 39, has been married twice before in 2004, she wed her childhood friend Jason Alexander in Las Vegas, but the marriage was soon annulled. Later the same year, she married dancer Kevin Federline, with whom she has two children, but the couple divorced in 2007. Last week, the singer’s father Jamie Spears filed papers in a Los Angeles court to end the conservatorship. Britney Spears has previously referred to her father’s treatment of her as “cruelty”.