US pop star Britney Spears has announced her engagement to her long-term boyfriend, Sam Asghari.
The 39-year-old pop star announced her engagement in a video on Instagram on Sunday (12 September) night.
In the video, the “Toxic” singer appeared showing off a diamond ring engraved with the word “lioness”.
It also shows Spears winking, kissing and smiling at her fiancé and answering “yes!” when he asks if she likes to marry him.
The 39-year-old is fighting a legal battle to end her 13-year conservatorship, which controls both her personal life and finances.
Spears has revealed that the terms of the arrangement are preventing her from marrying Mr Asghari, 27, or having more children.
The conservatorship arrangement was imposed in 2008 when concerns were raised over the singer’s mental health.
Last week, Britney Spears father, Jamie Spears, filed papers in a Los Angeles court to end the conservatorship.
Who is Sam Asghari?
Asghari, an actor and a fitness trainer, posted a separate photo of the ring and the couple kissing.
His manager, Brandon Cohen, confirmed news of the engagement to People magazine.
“The couple made their long-standing relationship official today, he said. They are deeply touched by the support, dedication and love.The couple met on the set of a music video in 2016.
Mr Asghari was born in the Iranian capital Tehran but moved to Los Angeles at the age of 12 to live with his father, who was a truck driver.
In an interview with Forbes earlier this year, he described arriving in the US without speaking any English: “It was definitely a culture shock, coming out here with a completely different language to speak.”
Mr Asghari has three sisters, who have also emigrated to the US from Iran.