Britney Spears and Sam Asghari
Britney Spears and Sam Asghari arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” at the TCL Chinese Theatre, Monday, July 22, 2019. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – JULY 22: Britney Spears and Sam Asghari attend the Los Angeles premiere of “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” at TCL Chinese Theatre on July 22, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 20: Britney Spears (L) and Sam Asghari (R) attend the 2019 Daytime Beauty Awards at The Taglyan Complex on September 20, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic )
Britney Spears’ boyfriend Sam Asghari tested positive for Covid-19.
The 26-year-old fitness model credited his “healthy lifestyle” with helping him deal with the respiratory illness, as he revealed he had just one day of “common cold symptoms” after his positive test.
Writing on Instagram this week, he said: “2020 has been a crazy/twisted year for all of us. Recently I tested positive for Covid-19, I was lucky enough to catch the news before being around and infecting my loved ones (friends, family, significant other).
“I quickly isolated myself and started my quarantine process alone…
“This is where my healthy lifestyle helped a lot, I only had 1 day of common cold symptoms day 2 after testing positive but 24 hours later I was perfectly normal. I continued my workouts and clean nutrition at home as usual.”
Sam – who has been dating the ‘Toxic’ hitmaker since 2016 – revealed he “tested negative twice” after being in quarantine for 10 days, and insisted he wanted to “inspire” his social media followers to take care of their own bodies.
Related Slideshow: Interesting facts about Britney Spears (Provided by Photo Services)
One of the best-selling female artists in the U.S., Britney Spears has entertained music lovers with albums such as “…Baby One More Time” (1999) and “Oops!… I Did It Again” (2000). Born in McComb, Mississippi, U.S., Spears has been honored with several awards over the years, including multiple Billboard Music nods and a Grammy. Let’s take a look at some interesting facts about the singer.
Spears (front R) got her big break at the age of 11 when she was cast as a Mouseketeer in the TV show “The All New Mickey Mouse Club” (1989). Her co-stars were Justin Timberlake (top R) and Ryan Gosling (front L).
The pop star was in a relationship with former co-star Timberlake. The two bought customized toilet seats (worth $21,000) featuring each other’s faces. Spears was quoted as saying: “I just couldn’t resist ordering one for me and one for Justin. People might consider spending that much on toilet seats excessive, but for us they are a reminder of how far we’ve come since our days on the ‘Mickey Mouse Club.’”
In 1999, Spears was named one of People magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People in the World. She was included in the list again in 2003.
Spears and Timberlake dated from 1999 to 2002 and were one of the most popular celebrity teenage couples of their time. Their breakup was reportedly the inspiration behind Timberlake’s song “Cry Me a River.”
Spears made her movie debut with “Crossroads” (2002), a comedy-drama that focuses on the lives of three childhood best friends who take a road trip across the country.
In 2000, the singer claimed to have exchanged e-mails with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, about setting up a date. She was quoted on “The Frank Skinner Show” as saying: “We exchanged e-mails for a little bit, and he was supposed to come and see me somewhere, but it didn’t work out.”
She later denied exchanging any such communication.
In October 2013, during a question-and-answer session on Twitter, Spears said she wants “Black Swan” (2010) star Natalie Portman (R) to play her in a biopic.
During her performance at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards in New York City, New York, U.S., Spears appeared onstage with a giant albino python around her neck. She revealed the name of that snake in a tweet nearly a decade later, writing: “Snake update: I’ve heard she’s alive and well, and that her name is Banana! This makes me smile :)”.
In 2002, Forbes named her the world’s most powerful celebrity; she was chosen ahead of others such as Tiger Woods, Steven Spielberg and Madonna. The magazine cited Spears’ large number of endorsement deals and enormous internet presence as the reason for the title.
In 2003, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She was only 21 years old then, and became one of the youngest ever to be awarded the honor.
The singer has a successful perfume line with Elizabeth Arden, Inc. She released nine perfumes from 2004 to 2010, which grossed over $2 billion, making her the biggest celebrity perfume endorser ever. In July 2018, Spears released her first gender-neutral perfume – “Prerogative.”
Six out of her nine studio albums have peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.
According to Harper’s Bazaar, Spears’ greatest musical inspiration is Whitney Houston (1963-2012).
The singer’s first marriage was to childhood friend Jason Alexander in January 2004. It lasted for 55 hours before it was annulled after a court plea emphasized that she “lacked understanding of her actions.”
She married American dancer-rapper Kevin Federline in September 2004. Together, they have two children – Sean Preston and Jayden James. The couple divorced in 2007.
In a 2011 U.S. poll, Britney was voted the third “Hottest Celebrity Mom” after Halle Berry and Angelina Jolie.
Madonna and Spears famously shared an on-stage kiss at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2003. She is believed to be close to Madonna and says the pop diva helped her through the bad times. In an interview with Harper’s Magazine, she said: “I guess she’s really taught me to stay true to myself. That seems like a simple thing to say, but she taught me through action, not just by saying it.”
In 2012, the singing star reportedly got a whopping $15 million to do the U.S. version of “The X Factor.”
Spears became Forbes’ top-earning female musician in 2012, pulling in $58 million. She reached the top position on the list thanks to her earnings from touring, endorsements and a fragrance line.
In an interview to Harper’s Bazaar, Spears revealed that her orange-and-purple ensemble (pictured) from the Billboard Awards 2000 is an outfit she’s most ashamed of wearing. She said: “I actually thought I looked hot at the time. But, um, I definitely stood out. People were talking about it, but not in a good way.”
In 2000, Spears became the youngest star to serve as both a musical guest and a host on “Saturday Night Live.”
Reportedly, the pop star and socialite Paris Hilton were great friends in 2006. In November 2017, Hilton tweeted a photo of Spears and herself, captioning it, “11 years ago today, Me & Britney invented the selfie!” Their followers were quick to disagree.
The popular Lady Gaga (L) and Beyoncé duet, “Telephone,” was originally written for Spears but she rejected it.
Rihanna’s iconic number “Umbrella” was also turned down by Spears.
She once owned a restaurant in New York City called Nyla that opened and closed in 2002.
(Pictured) Spears at the opening of her new restaurant.
In 2009, she was named the most searched artist of the decade, according to search engine Ask Jeeves.
Spears is 13 years older than her boyfriend Sam Asghari (R), a personal trainer. The two met during the shooting of her “Slumber Party” music video in 2016 and started dating in 2017.
He continued: “10 days later I was no longer contagious, and tested negative twice and was cleared by doctors to end quarantine and return to my loved ones…
“I spend a lot of time cleansing And thinking about how important our health is in General even outside of Covid, at the end of our lives one of the most important things will be health, I will continue to do my best and inspire you guys to also live a healthy lifestyle. (sic)”
His post comes as Britney, 38, has spent most of this year in a legal battle with her father, Jamie Spears, over the terms of her conservatorship, which she has been under since her public breakdown in 2008.
Britney no longer wants her father in control of her life and career, but Jamie believes his daughter isn’t fit to make her own decisions.
Most recently, a judge in their case declined to suspend Jamie from his role in Britney’s conservatorship, but said she would consider future petitions for his suspension or removal.