Britney Spears has been in the news for the better part of the 21st century for being a global pop icon and a symbol for girls in the early 2000s. Her singles …Baby One More Time (1998), Oops!… I Did It Again (2000), I’m A Slave 4 U (2001), and Toxic (2003) broke the charts when they were released. Spears redefined pop music as a whole since her arrival.
However, in a tragic turn of events, the iconic singer could not keep up with the pressures and exposure that accompany fame and success. Inflicted by the media frenzy and paparazzi, the singer broke down and was entered into a conservatorship, which culminated in a highly publicized #FreeBritney movement that lasted from 2008 to 2022.
In a spectacular decision by the American judicial system, the conservatorship was ended and one of the first things Spears did was get hitched to her long-time partner, Sam Asghari.
Britney Spears’ Husband Wants An MCU Role
Spears and Asghari had been together for about 6 years after first meeting on the set of Spears’ Slumber Party music video in October 2016. Asghari proposed to the singer in September 2021 at the couple’s home in a private setting. In a GQ interview, he said, “We do have videos of it [the engagement], but that’s only for our eyes.”
The 28-year-old Iranian-American, Sam Asghari, is a fitness trainer and model by profession and is known to have played small roles in movies in the past. In recent interviews though, he has expressed his ambition to land bigger roles in the movie industry by signing with franchises like Marvel.
A source revealed to The Sun, “Sam wants to play a positive role model for young Persian men, rather than the villains they are usually portrayed as.” The model has been motivated to improve the image of the Iranian people in the eyes of the American public via mainstream media. The source also added, “He has been working on his screen fighting skills and has upped his training in mixed martial arts and undertaken stunt classes.”
As usual, Twitter has some opinions on the matter:
Well he should take acting classes
— Javier X (@JavierAIfonso) May 23, 2021
isn’t gal gadot the first
— 🗡♎️לילי אהבה (@r0samundp1ke73) May 23, 2021
Sam Asghari wants Marvel role after getting married to Britney Spears: Britney Spear's husband Sam Asghari reportedly 'wants to play a positive role model for young Persian men' #news #newspakistan pic.twitter.com/uKNCN9rJpx
— Toufaani (@Toufaani) June 19, 2022
— Sci24H (@scienceLeMagazi) June 19, 2022
The #FreeBritney Movement
The conservatorship of Britney Spears allowed Jamie Spears, the pop singer’s father, to control her activities, wealth, and business. The conservators declared that Spears was “too disabled due to dementia to feed, dress, and house herself.”
Over the years, the legendary singer’s fans grew increasingly concerned for the state of her well-being as it seemed like she was being controlled against her will. After nearly 14 years, in a landmark judgment, an LA judge ended the conservatorship in 2021.
In July of the same year, Congresswoman Nancy Mace and Congressman Charlie Crist introduced the bipartisan “Free Britney” Act to restore and protect the rights of the roughly 1.3 million Americans under conservatorship.