Britney Spears was photographed without her engagement ring on April 1, just one day after her fiancé, Sam Asghari, posted photos of himself wearing what appeared to be a wedding band on social media.
The pop star was spotted leaving a Los Angeles hotel, and she appeared to be in high spirits as she smiled for the cameras on her way to a waiting car. However, the absence of her engagement ring was noticeable.
Speculation about the couple’s marital status began after Asghari shared several photos of himself wearing a gold band on his left hand on Instagram, along with a simple heart emoji. Many fans wondered if the couple had already tied the knot in secret.
However, a source close to the couple clarified that they have not yet exchanged vows. “Sam’s post was just him having some fun with his fans,” the insider said. “They are still planning their wedding and looking forward to their future together.”
According to the source, Spears has been busy with her ongoing legal battle over her conservatorship, which has left her with little time to plan her wedding. “Britney is still very much in love with Sam and excited to marry him, but she has a lot going on right now,” the source said. “She’s hoping to have a small, intimate ceremony with family and friends once things settle down.”
Spears announced her engagement to Asghari on Instagram in September 2021, sharing a video of the couple showing off her diamond ring. “I can’t fucking believe it 💍💍💍💍💍💍❣️!!!!!!” she wrote in the caption. “Look at that, you guys! My man did that to me.”
The couple has been together for over five years and has been open about their love for each other on social media. Spears has referred to Asghari as her “lion” and praised him for his support during her conservatorship battle, while Asghari has said that he is “beyond blessed” to be with her.
Despite the ongoing legal issues in Spears’ life, the couple remains committed to each other and their future together. As Asghari wrote on Instagram earlier this week, “The future is bright.”