Sam Asghari is a personal trainer and actor who was born in Tehran, Iran, as the youngest of four children.
He moved to California from Iran at age 12 to live with his father, who had emigrated seven years earlier.
Asghari has worked as a personal trainer for many years, and he has also appeared in a number of TV shows and movies, including Black Monday, Hacks and Can You Keep a Secret?
He is known for being private about his personal life, but he has been in a relationship with pop star Britney Spears since 2016, after meeting on the set of her Slumber Party music video.
The couple announced their engagement in September 2021, and Asghari has been supportive of Spears throughout her ongoing conservatorship battle, and has spoken out in defense of her on social media.
They announced their divorce in August 2023.
Sam Asghari pre surgery
Asghari lost nearly 100 pounds over a period of six months.
He was cut from University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s summer football program before his freshman year and moved back to Los Angeles, where he continued to eat like he did when he played football.
At 6-foot-2, Asghari weighed 290 pounds.
In 2013, he realized he had to make a change and within six months, he went down to three percent body fat and was feeling more motivated and optimistic.
However, cutting weight soon became an obsession and he measured his body fat percentage every day with a BMI device that he kept in a drawer at work, ate only 1,500 calories, and burned about 3,000 to 4,000 at the gym.
Asghari says that mentally, he got so paranoid that he never wanted to let go of his accomplishment and thought that if he ate something, he would go back to his previous weight.
His weight loss journey had a significant impact on his career.
Asghari started modeling and acting after losing nearly 100 pounds and reaching 9 percent body fat.
His transformation also led him to focus on his job at the gym and resign from his other jobs.
Sam Asghari divorce
Asghari, Britney Spears’ husband, filed for divorce from her on August 16, 2023, after a nuclear argument that involved allegations of cheating.
They were married for 14 months.
Hours after news of their separation broke, Asghari reportedly filed for divorce although the exact reasons for the divorce are not clear.
According to ELLE, the couple had a prenuptial agreement in place, which could make the divorce proceedings easier.
ELLE also reported that Britney Spears was in a good headspace and was focusing on her music career despite the divorce.
As of August 18, 2023, neither Asghari nor Spears have made any public statements about the divorce on their social media accounts.
It is important to note that divorce is a private matter, and the details surrounding it are not always clear.
It is also important to respect the privacy of those involved and avoid speculating or spreading rumors.
Sam Asghari has accused Britney Spears of cheating with one of her house staff members, TMZ reports. pic.twitter.com/ukXXzUTPbB
— Pop Base (@PopBase) August 17, 2023