Oops, she did it again! Britney Spears and longtime boyfriend Sam Asghari may have upstaged the MTV Video Music Awards on Sept. 12 by announcing their engagement after nearly five years of dating. The Princess of Pop showed off the diamond ring he customized for her to express his love and commitment in an Instagram video post, in which the 27-year-old actor asks whether she likes it. “Yes,” Spears responds, enthusiastically. In the short video, she also planted a kiss on his cheek. For the caption, she wrote, “I can’t f*cking believe it!!!!!”
The happy news comes during a tumultuous time for Spears, who is fighting to end her controversial conservatorship. Throughout 2021, Asghari has consistently been by her side both online and off. Spears acknowledged Asghari’s support on Instagram in August, writing, “Not only has this cute assh*le been with me through both the hardest and the best years of my life but he happens to be an extremely good cook!”
New York City jeweler Roman Malayev of Forever Diamonds designed the ring, according to People. The brand congratulated the couple and gave some insight on how Asghari customized the ring, which they dubbed The Britney: “Sam selected a 4 carat round brilliant stone in a platinum cathedral setting. He enhanced this timeless floating solitaire design with pavé detailing on the bridge and flush set diamonds on the prongs and basket, adding a sentimental touch by engraving ‘Lioness,’ his personal nickname for her, on the inside of the band.”
Asghari also shared the news on his Instagram feed with a kissing photo, captioned simply with the king and queen emojis. In the photo, he shares a kiss with Spears that’s barely seen because she’s holding up her engagement ring finger.
Spears and Asghari have been together since 2016, when they met on the set of Spears’ “Slumber Party” music video and became inseparable not long after. In comparison to Spears’ highly publicized relationships with exes Kevin Federline and Justin Timberlake, the “Gimme More” singer’s relationship with Asghari has remained fairly under the radar, with the two becoming Instagram official in 2017 and making their first public appearance together that year.