Britney Spears’ father didn’t waste any time preparing to protect her assets after she got engaged to her longtime boyfriend Sam Asghari on Sunday.
Jamie Spears, 69, is ‘already working’ on getting a prenuptial agreement ready for Britney, 39, and Sam, 27, sources close to the pop star told People on Monday.
Shortly after the couple shared their happy news on social media, fans — and even actress Octavia Spencer — urged the hitmaker to protect herself with a prenup.
He’s on it: Jamie Spears, 69, is ‘already working’ on getting a prenuptial agreement ready for his daughter Britney Spears, 39, and fiancé Sam Asghari, 27, sources told People on Monday; Jamie and Britney seen in 2015
According to a source close to Britney, Jamie needs to find a lawyer who specializes in prenuptial agreements.
‘Jamie is working on finding a lawyer to do the prenup. Because it involves finances and he’s still officially Britney’s estate conservator, he is figuring out the details,’ the insider explained. ‘It has to be a divorce lawyer who handles the prenup.’
Although the Toxic singer and her conservator father have often been at odds in recent years, they seem to be on the same page when it comes to protecting her reported $60 million net worth.
‘Britney is already working on a prenup,’ another source told the publication. ‘She understands that this is necessary.’
On the same page: The source said Jamie is looking for a ‘divorce lawyer’ to handle the prenup. Another source said Britney ‘understands that this is necessary’
Although a prenup could be drafted in various ways, the documents usually allow the couple to keep the assets they had prior to getting married, and they can stipulate how any properties or money that was earned during the marriage should be split.
As Britney’s assets far exceed Sam’s, she’s the party most in need of the contract, otherwise she could lose a large portion of her fortune in the event of a divorce.
The arrangement shouldn’t be anything new for the performer, as she and her second husband Kevin Federline both signed a prenuptial agreement.
Many of her fans seemed to be on the same page, both in the comments on Britney’s post announcing her engagement and on Twitter.
The actress Octavia stood out when she commented, ‘Make him sign a prenup.’
Even Sam was on board for a prenup, which he joked about in his Instagram Stories late on Sunday.
Good one: Octavia Spencer left some of Britney’s fans in stitches after she urged the pop star to ‘Make him sign a prenup’ in the comments of her engagement announcement
Response: Sam took to his Instagram Story later that evening to address those who were imploring Britney to sign a prenup before tying the knot
‘Thank you everyone who is concerned about The prenup! Of course we’re getting iron clad prenup to protect my jeep and shoe collection incase she dumps me one day,’ he joked with tears of laughter emojis.
Her marriage to Sam will be the third for Britney, who first wed her childhood friend Jason Alexander in 2004.
The marriage was annulled after only 55 hours after her legal team filed a motion claiming she ‘lacked understanding of her actions’ when she tied the knot.
Later in 2004 she married Kevin Federline. The couple share two children — Sean, 16, and Jayden, 15 — though they divorced in 2007.
Speaking in 2012, Jason told ABC News that upon hearing about the wedding, Britney’s mother Lynne and her managers ‘went crazy because there was no prenup’.
However, when Britney wed back-up dancer Kevin just months later, The Mail on Sunday exclusively revealed that Britney had safeguarded her global business empire with an iron-clad 60-page prenuptial agreement, prior to her wedding in October.
Following Britney and Kevin’s 2007 divorce, The Mail reported that Britney wanted every penny protected by the prenup and ordered her vast legal team to draw up a list of all her worldwide assets.
Iron-clad: When Britney wed Kevin Federline in 2004 she made the back-up dancer sign an iron-clad 60-page prenuptial agreement (pictured in 2006)
Giving the finger: Sam shared the news on his own Instagram on Sunday with a playful photo of Britney raising her ring finger as the lovebirds kissed
After Britney and Sam shared their engagement news, his manager Brandon Cohen confirmed it via a statement.
‘The couple made their long-standing relationship official today and are deeply touched by the support, dedication and love expressed to them,’ He said, adding that Spears’ new ring was designed by N.Y.C. jeweler Roman Malayev.
The bespoke design features a four-carat round brilliant stone in a platinum cathedral setting, and is enhanced with a floating solitaire design and has pavé detailing on the bridge.
‘He couldn’t be happier to be involved and make this one-of-a-kind ring,’ added Cohen.
Beaming: The pop star revealed the happy news via Instagram on Sunday, sharing a smiling video of her flashing her sparkling four carat diamond engagement ring by Forever Diamonds while fiancé Sam Asghari, 27, peeked in from the side
After initially meeting Sam on her Slumber Party video, where he was cast as her love interest, Britney made their relationship Instagram official in January of 2017 with a photo of them dining that was posted on New Year’s Day.
In February 2018, Britney celebrated just over year with her boyfriend in a gushing Instagram post.
‘I’ve been with this man for over a year,’ she wrote. ‘Everyday he inspires me to be a better person and that makes me feel like the luckiest girl in the world!!’
Almost immediately, he became a consistent presence on her social media accounts, and the notably fit actor even helped Britney stay in tip-top shape.
Going public: After initially meeting Sam on her Slumber Party video, Britney made their relationship Instagram official in January of 2017; seen in 2019 in Los Angeles
The entertainers have been sparking engagement rumors at least since the summer of 2019.
In July of that year, Britney and Sam were dressed to the nines for the premiere of Quentin Tarantino’s film Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, but eagle-eyed observers noted that she wore a diamond ring on her left hand.
In recent months, Britney’s fiancé has been a regular support as she battles to end her conservatorship, which has been in place since 2008, with her father Jamie Spears acting as her conservator for much of the time.
After his jewelry shop visit, an insider told Page Six about Sam’s negative views of her father and the arrangement.
‘Sam hates seeing Britney not be able to make decisions for herself and frankly doesn’t care for her dad because of it,’ they stated.
‘Even though they have wanted to take the next step for a while now, Britney and Sam know it would be so much easier to do if she weren’t under the restraints she’s under,’ they added.
Not a fan: A source told Page Six this month that Sam disapproves of Britney’s conservatorship and her father Jamie Spears. ‘Sam hates seeing Britney not be able to make decisions for herself and frankly doesn’t care for her dad because of it’; Jamie seen in 2008
Jamie first took control of Britney’s finances and personal decisions in February of 2008.
A month earlier, the singer had been placed on two psychiatric holds, which helped set the conservatorship in motion.
Her initial visit to a psychiatric hospital came after she refused to turn over her children to her ex-husband Kevin Federline when she was supposed to based on their custody arrangement.
By the end of the year the conservatorship was extended indefinitely, and it’s currently still in place.
However, amid reporting about the circumstances of Britney’s conservatorship, which doesn’t allow her to make any financial decisions for herself, many of her fans joined the #FreeBritney movement, which seeks the end of the legal arrangement.
Since last year, the pop superstar has been vocal about having her father Jamie removed from his position as conservator, and she recently replaced her court-appointed counsel with the attorney Mathew Rosengart, whom she requested.
The end is near: Last week, Jamie made the shocking declaration that the conservatorship should be ended in a court filing, which came even before Britney’s lawyer had filed to end it; seen with same in July 2019
In a shocking development, Jamie announced in August that he would be stepping down from his role as conservator, though he notably didn’t include any timeline for his departure.
He suddenly went further last week when he filed in court to end the conservatorship all together.
However, sources close to Britney alleged to TMZ last week that Jamie filed to end the conservatorship before her lawyer had even requested as much because he believes the judge overseeing the case will require a mental evaluation first, which Jamie allegedly believes his daughter will fail.
The sources claimed that he hoped that such a failure might bring his daughter even closer to him.
Britney has had a string of high-profile relationships, starting with Justin Timberlake.
The pair struck up a romance years after meeting on The Mickey Mouse Club in the 90s.
They confirmed their romance in 1998 and split in 2002.
It was rumored Britney had cheated on Justin with dance choreographer Wade Robson.
In 2004 Britney wed Jason Alexander. Their marriage only lasted 55 hours.
The popstar announced her engagement to backup dancer Kevin Federline that same year, with the couple tying the knot in 2004.
Britney and Kevin welcomed their first son Sean Preston in 2005 and in 2006 Britney gave birth to Jayden.
They divorced in 2007 and that same year Britney briefly dated music producer J.R. Rotem.
High profile: Britney has had a string of high-profile relationships, starting with Justin Timberlake (pictured with ex Justin Timberlake in 2001)
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