Sam Asghari’s ex-girlfriend Mayra Veronica sings his praises after he marries Britney Spears: ‘He’s the kind of guy that will always be there for her’
Sam Asghari’s ex-girlfriend Mayra Veronica spoke fondly of her former boyfriend during an interview with TMZ that was shared on Sunday.
The 41-year-old performer gushed about the 28-year-old media personality while speaking to the outlet and expressed that she wished him nothing but the best.
The dancer notably tied the knot with his now-wife, Britney Spears, this past Thursday.
Wishing him well: Sam Asghari’s ex-girlfriend Mayra Veronica spoke fondly of her former boyfriend during an interview with TMZ that was shared on Sunday
Veronica began the interview by remarking that she saw Asghari as an ideal spouse, stating: ‘I think Sam would be a fantastic husband. He’s not like the cheating type or the flirting type, he’s very devoted, very supportive.’
She then noted that her ex-boyfriend and Spears, 40, seemed to be a healthy couple and stated that she only saw ‘good things for them to be honest.’
The television figure pointed out that her former boyfriend guided her through a particularly difficult period of her life.
‘When I dated Sam, I was pretty much in the same situation that Britney was, I was being controlled by my management and what have you and he came into the picture when I was trying to separate from all that,’ she said.
High praise: Veronica began the interview by remarking that she saw Asghari as an ideal spouse, stating: ‘I think Sam would be a fantastic husband. He’s not like the cheating type or the flirting type, he’s very devoted, very supportive’
She added: ‘I think he really helped. He’s very understanding, he’s very supportive. So, I think that’s what [Spears] needed at the time, that’s what she still needs.’
Veronica then commented that she expected Asghari and his now-wife to remain together throughout their future.
‘I think they’re a perfect match, to be honest…he will ultimately take good care of her no matter which way it goes,’ she said.
The actress also pointed out that ‘he’s the kind of guy that will always kind of be supportive and be there for her.’
Doing the most: The actress also pointed out that ‘he’s the kind of guy that will always kind of be supportive and be there for her’
Veronica concluded by expressing that Asghari was more of a family man than many would expect.
‘I think Sam would be a great father, he’s going to have the time to just devote himself to the children…he’s got a kind heart,’ she said.
The singer and her former boyfriend began dating in 2015, although they went their separate ways the following year.
The dancer later met Spears on the set of the music video for her track Slumber Party.
Starting off strong: The dancer later met Spears on the set of the music video for her track Slumber Party
Asghari and his now-wife went on to begin a relationship and made numerous public appearances throughout the late 2010s.
The happy couple eventually announced that they had become engaged in September of 2021.
The pair tied the knot during a wedding ceremony that took place at her the singer’s home in Thousand Oaks, California, this past Thursday.
Numerous figures from the entertainment industry, including Madonna, Selena Gomez and Paris Hilton, attended the event.
Putting a ring on it: The pair tied the knot during a wedding ceremony that took place at her the singer’s home in Thousand Oaks, California, this past Thursday
Britney Spears’ love history: Justin Timberlake heartbreak, 55-hour Vegas marriage and toxic divorce and custody battle with K-Fed that ended in a 5150 psychiatric hold
Britney Spears finally tied the knot with her longtime partner Sam Asghari, 28, on the evening of June 9, 2022.
The 40-year-old songstress and her boyfriend have been going strong since linking up in 2016, but their love follows of string of short-lived romances for the pop superstar.
Below is a history of Britney’s relationships going back to her earliest days as a rising performer.
Wedding bells: Britney Spears, 40, tied the knot with her longtime partner Sam Asghari, 28, on June 9, 2022. Below is a history of Britney’s relationships going back to her earliest days as a rising performer; seen in 2019 in Hollywood
Donald ‘Reg’ Jones (1995–1997)
Britney got her first official boyfriend, Reg Jones, when she was only 14 and he was 17.
In Lynne Spears’ 2008 memoir Through The Storm, Britney’s mother claimed that it was actually Jones whom her daughter lost her virginity to, not her future boyfriend Justin Timberlake.
In 2001, Jones put up two letter than the singer had written him while she was a teen, include one in which she broke up with him.
Justin Timberlake (1998–2002)
Britney’s first serious relationship was with her former Mickey Mouse Club costar Justin Timberlake, who was then part of NSYNC.
Following their 2002 split, the singer publicly blamed Spears for their break up and used his ‘heartbreak’ to promote his music. A lookalike actress was also used to represent Spears in his video for Cry Me A River, which fans took to be a breakup song about their relationship.
Timberlake later wrote in an open apology that he was ‘deeply sorry’ and would ‘take accountability’ admitting that he had ‘failed’ her, after their relationship came under fresh scrutiny following the release of documentaries looking into Spears’ conservatorship.
Big love: Britney’s first serious relationship was with her former Mickey Mouse Club costar Justin Timberlake. Last year, he wrote a public apology after fans were outraged at how the breakup was portrayed in multiple documentaries (pictured 2001)
Wade Robson (2002)
The Toxic singer reportedly moved on in the wake of her split from Timberlake with choreographer Wade Robson, who worked for both her and Justin’s group NSYNC.
Although it was never been confirmed by any of the trio, at the time it was rumoured that Wade was the real reason for the Justin and Britney split.
Yet their relationship was short lived and Britney and Wade had split within the year.
Dancer: The Toxic singer reportedly moved on in the wake of her split from Timberlake with choreographer Wade Robson, who worked for both her and Justin’s group NSYNC. Their relationship ended within the year; seen in 2001
Fred Durst (2003)
After the breakup with Robson, Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst claimed that he dated Britney, though she denied that they ever had a relationship.
The couple spent time together when working on songs for Britney’s new album.
‘It just became a fiasco of madness,’ Durst told MTV of the alleged breakup. ‘[But] I always stay true to my heart and true to everything I did and my intentions, and I am in no way a liar.’
Conflicting statements: After the breakup with Robson, Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst (pictured in 2003) claimed that he dated Britney, though she denied that they ever had a relationship; seen in 2019
Jared Leto (2003)
Britney was also rumored around this time to have dated Jared Leto, but he never confirmed the alleged romance and she denied that they were eve ran item.
After they were seen together, she said they were just ‘really good friends.’
The dating rumours started after fans theorised that Spears had gone after Leto because he was Cameron Diaz’s ex and Diaz, at the time, was dating Spears’ ex Timberlake.
Rumors: Around 2003, Britney was rumored to be dating Jared Leto (pictured in 2003) after they were seen together, but he never confirmed it and she denied it; seen in March in Austin, TX
Colin Farrell (2003)
There was clearly something going on between Britney and actor Colin Farrell in 2003, when they were seen kissing at the premiere of his film The Recruit, where they also walked the red carpet.
However, he shrugged the affectionate display off and said he was ‘just a 26-year-old guy who’s single and having a good time.’
While their fling may only have lasted a week, Farrell memorialized their relationship by sending Spears a shirt that read: ‘I slept with Colin Farrell and all I got was this lousy T-shirt.’
Nothing to see here: Colin Farrell and Britney were seen kissing in 2003 at the premiere of his film The Recruit, but he denied there was anything serious going on between them
Columbus Short (2003)
Britney dated within her own organization when she hooked up with her backup dance Columbus Short in 2003.
Short, who subsequently starred on Scandal, later claimed that he overheard Spears’ parents Lynne and Jamie Spears refer to him by the N-word when she was on speaker phone with them, though he didn’t specify who said it and they both denied using the word.
Columbus claimed to have only had sex with her once, and he claimed he was fired after he failed to reciprocate her affections.
Offensive language: Britney began dating her backup dance Columbus Short in 2003. He claimed he overheard one of her parents refer to him by the N-word, though both denied the incident
Jason Alexander (2004)
Britney’s first (brief) marriage was to Jason Alexander, who had been her friend since childhood. He ended up crashing her wedding to Sam on the morning of the nuptials.
The couple tied the knot on a whim in the early morning hours on January 3, 2004 during a ceremony at the Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada. They were both 22 years old at the time.
Their marriage was annulled 55 hours later, which Alexander later claimed was forced by Britney’s mother, Lynne, and Britney’s management. Following the annulment, Spears said in an interview: ‘It was me being silly, being rebellious.’
Quick turnaround: Britney’s first (brief) marriage was to Jason Alexander, who had been her friend since childhood. They eloped in Las Vegas at the Little White Wedding Chapel, but they famously got the union annulled after just 55 hours
Yet 18 years after their union it seems Alexander hasn’t lost his feelings for Spears, as just hours before she was was due to marry her long-term partner Sam Asghari, 28, at her home Alexander broke onto the premises to crash the wedding.
Jason is now in the custody of the Ventura Sheriff’s Department having been charged with trespassing, vandalism and two batteries after a couple of altercations with Britney’s security guards.
Minutes before he was apprehended, Alexander managed to broadcast himself on Instagram as he ran through hillside trails, as he approached the rear of Spears’ home.
Chaos: While the celebrity guests seemed in good spirits, the wedding got off to fraught start when Britney’s ex-husband Jason Alexander was arrested for trespassing
The 40-year-old was easily able to scale a fence, descend a rocky hillside and slip inside the wedding venue, all-the-while telling security exactly who he was, and why he was there – just hours before the fairytale ceremony got underway.
Alexander’s arrest is the third arrest in 13 months. Police sources revealed he also has a felony warrant for larceny in another county.
He was last in police custody for driving under the influence in January 2021 and breaking security protocols at an airport in August. Alexander was also arrested previously for violating an order of protection and stalking an unidentified woman in December 2021.
On Thursday night, Spears’ attorney revealed he was ‘absolutely livid’ after Alexander crashed the pop star’s wedding venue and demanded he be locked up.
Kevin Federline (2004–2007)
The songstress’ next relationship also resulted in a marriage.
Britney and Kevin Federline, a backup dancer, would go on to share her two sons: Sean, 16, and Jayden, 15.
The couple divorced in 2007, and it was her struggles with custody that factored into the creation of her conservatorship.
In January 2008, she locked herself in a bathroom with the children when it was time to return them to their father. The police were subsequently called, and Spears was put on a 5150 psychiatric hold.
Marriage no. 2: Spears was married to her second husband Kevin Federline from 2004–2007. In January 2008, she was put on a psychiatric hold after refusing to return their sons Sean and Jayden to him (pictured in 2005)
J. R. Rotem (2007)
Spears hit the dating scene quickly following her divorce when she got together with the music producer J. R. Rotem, who produced her song Everybody.
Following their fling, Rotem shocked with a graphic kiss and tell interview, crudely announcing ‘I f**ked Britney wheelbarrow style – It was tractor style.’
Reflecting on their union, Rotem later said: ‘It was kind of a stupid phase I was going through, where I wouldn’t say that I was being a bad person but I would say that I was being not very genuine to who I am and what it is that I’m supposed to do.’
Passing through: Britney hit the dating scene quickly following her divorce when she got together with the music producer J. R. Rotem, though the relationship appears to have been short-lived
Isaac Cohen (2007)
In the same year as her fling with Rotem, Spears began dating male model Isaac Cohen.
At the time, her fans noted that Cohen noted only looked like her ex-husband Kevin, but he even favored similar clothing to the dancer.
Their breakup was described as ‘amicable,’ and Cohen later said of their relationship: ‘By the time I met Britney she was burnt out. She knew she had been drinking and partying as a way to try to banish the bad stuff from her life.
‘Far from the trashy drunk, I saw a very shy, sweet girl who was just desperately sad about what had happened with her marriage.’
Lookalike: In the same year as her fling with Rotem, Spears began dating male model Isaac Cohen. At the time, her fans noted that Cohen noted only looked like her ex-husband K Fed, but he even favored similar clothing to the dancer
Howie Day (2007)
Britney reportedly met the singer–songwriter Howie Day while both were at the Promises rehab center in Malibu.
Life & Style reported at the time that Britney’s mother Lynne was concerned about the relationship, which didn’t last long.
Spears’ second husband K Fed also didn’t approve of the relationship, branding Day ‘trash,’ and adding that Britney had to ‘head to the dump’ to meet Day while in rehab.
Rehab relationship: Britney reportedly met the singer–songwriter Howie Day (pictured in 2005) while both were at the Promises rehab center in Malibu; seen in 2016 in LA
Adnan Ghalib (2007–2008)
The pop star shocked her fans and family when she began dating the paparazzo Adnan Ghalib in 2007, despite the fact that he had long been on her tail hunting for the perfect photo.
Ghalib claimed in 2008 that he had a sex tape featuring Spears in an apparent bid to shop it around, though he later claimed his statements were fabricated, according to The Daily Beast.
Britney’s father Jamie successful won a restraining order to keep Ghalib away from his daughter by claiming that the photographer alerted paparazzi to Britney’s whereabouts and then got a fee from them.
Shocker: The pop star surprised fans and family when she began dating the paparazzo Adnan Ghalib in 2007, despite the fact that he had long been on her tail hunting for the perfect photo
Jason Trawick (2009–2013)
One of Spears’ longest relationship was with her former agent, Jason Trawick.
In 2021, rumors spread claiming the two had secretly married and then divorce in 2012 after records showing her conservatorship put a lawyer on retainer shortly before their 2013 breakup.
However, Trawick denied that they were ever married, and no marriage license — or divorce — was ever filed.
Steady: One of Spears’ longest relationship was with her former agent, Jason Trawick. Last year, rumors emerged that they had gotten married and divorce in 2012, but a marriage license was never filed (pictured in 2012)
David Lucado (2013–2014)
Britney and David Lucado began dating shortly after her split from Trawick, though the relationship only lasted about a year.
According to TMZ, Britney dumped Lucado after she discovered a video showing Lucado ‘making out with a woman and dancing with her.’
Lucado didn’t take the split well, with a representative telling TMZ: ‘David is very, very in love with Britney. This is unfortunate and he hopes that it all works out.’
That was fast: Britney and David Lucado began dating shortly after her split from Trawick, though the relationship only lasted about a year (pictured in 2014)
Charlie Ebsersol (2014–2015)
Spears continued to date within the entertainment industry, though her new boyfriend Charlie Ebersol was a film and television producer.
Speaking about their romance Spears said at the time: ‘I thought he was really adorable and she said he was good to people, so I went for it… There was something about him that made me feel really peaceful and at ease.’
Sources claimed to Hollywood Life after their breakup that the two separated after Britney’s father Jamie suggested he wasn’t a good match for her.
Exes: Britney continued to date within the entertainment industry, though her new boyfriend Charlie Ebersol was a film and television producer (pictured in 2015)
Sam Asghari (2016–present)
Sam Asghari, an aspiring actor, has been by the pop star’s side since 2016, making their relationship her longest to date.
She met Sam in 2016 when he appeared in her Slumber Party music video, and the two quickly hit it off after that.
They went Instagram official in January 2017, and Sam was by her side amid the battle to end her long-running conservatorship.
Spears announced their engagement on September 12, 2021, and she followed the good news up by having her conservatorship terminated in November of that year.
In April 2022, the couple announced they were expecting their first child together, but Britney revealed just a month later that she had suffered a miscarriage.
‘Perhaps we should have waited to announce until we were further along however we were overly excited to share the good news,’ she wrote on Instagram.
Love of her life: Britney has been with her love Sam since 2016, when he appeared in her Slumber Party video. They got engaged in September 2021 and announced her pregnancy in April 2022, before she suffered a miscarriage in May
How Britney Spears’ 13-year conservatorship restricted her ability to marry and have children
Britney Spears shocked her fans when she testified in June 2021 that her conservatorship, which was put in place in 2008, prevented her from getting married or even having another child.
‘I want to be able to get married and have a baby,’ she said during a conservatorship hearing. ‘I was told right now in the conservatorship, I’m not able to get married or have a baby, I have an IUD inside of myself right now so I don’t get pregnant.’
The terms of Spears’ conservatorship turned over control of her estate to various figures, including her father Jamie Spears and conservator of her person Jodi Montgomery, who succeeded her father.
However, according to experts who spoke to Rolling Stone, California law wouldn’t have barred Britney from getting married or having children unless there was an explicit order to do so.
Shocking: Britney Spears, 40, astounded her fans when she testified in June 2021 that she couldn’t get married or have a baby due to her conservatorship; seen with father Jamie
Under the rules of the arrangement, the singer was not able to enter into any contracts, according to legal experts who spoke to Variety.
That means that she could accept an informal marriage proposal from Sam Asghari, but she would have been prevented from marrying as long as the conservatorship was in place, unless she got the permission of her conservator.
If she had tried to sign a marriage license, it likely would have been invalidated if the conservatorship didn’t first give her permission.
Confusion: Though some legal experts said she likely couldn’t get married without permission, others told Rolling Stone that she could as long as there wasn’t an order barring it; seen in 2016
In the dark: Britney court-appointed lawyer Samuel Ingham III came under fire for allegedly never telling Spears that she could ask to end her conservatorship
The fact that the singer believed she couldn’t marry or have children raised troubling questions about what kind of information and advice she was receiving from her court-appointed attorney Samule Ingham III, who began representing her in 2008.
Despite the restrictive conditions of the conservatorship, Ingham III reportedly never took steps to end the arrangement, and he eventually stepped down in July 2021, following his client’s bombshell testimony.’
He was previously lambasted by experts after Spears testified that she didn’t know she was allowed to petition to end her conservatorship.
The issue is now a moot point for Spears, who is free to control her life and estate. After Ingham resigned, her new lawyer Mathew Rosengart represented Britney before a judge ended the conservatorship in November 2021.
The end: After Ingham resigned in July, he was replaced by Mathew Rosengart. A judge ended Spears’ conservatorship in November 2021; seen in September 2021