This is not a family affair. Britney Spears‘ teenage sons, Preston and Jayden, will not be there to see her marry fiancé Sam Asghari.
Ahead of the couple’s ceremony on Thursday, June 9, Kevin Federline‘s attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan told TMZ in a statement, “Although the boys will not be in attendance, Kevin and the boys are happy for Britney and wish her and Sam all the best going forward.”
Pop star Spears, 40, shares Jayden, 16, and Preston, 15, with Federline (44), to whom she was married between 2004 and 2007. Spears met Asghari, 28, on the set of her “Slumber Party” music video in 2016. The pair made their relationship Instagram official on New Year’s Day in 2017.
“She motivates me more than anyone. It’s crazy how I can be humbled by a person like her,” the actor told Men’s HealthJuly 2018. “I’m always going to support her. She is another blessing that happened to me.”
Asghari stood by his bride’s side throughout her battle to end her 13-year conservatorship. Before she was released in November 2021, however, CrossroadsActress announced that she and Asghari were engaged. “I can’t f–king believe it,” she captioned her September 2021 Instagram reveal.
The Iran native’s manager went on to describe the at-home proposal, telling Us Weekly, “The couple made their long-standing relationship official today and are deeply touched by the support, dedication and love expressed to them.”
A source exclusively revealed that the couple began their wedding planning journey as they were about to get married. UseThe ceremony may be limited to close friends and family. “Britney can’t wait to get married and truly start her life,” the insider added in December 2021, telling Use, “As of now, there will be none of her family who is invited to wedding.”
The Grammy winner’s strained relationship with her father, Jamie SpearsDuring her quest to end her conservatorship, it was a hot topic. Jamie, 69, was removed as the conservator of his daughter’s estate in September 2021, two months before she was granted her freedom. The “Circus” performer’s conservatorship was put in place in 2008 following a series of public ups and downs, and she was unable to make major personal or financial decisions on her own without the approval of Jamie and other members of her team.
Britney also spoke candidly about her younger sister. Jamie Lynn SpearsShe frequently criticized her for not supporting her via social media. Federline, however, has supported his ex-spouse through her highs and lows.
When the “Womanizer” singer announced earlier this year that she and Asghari were expecting their first child together, the backup dancer was one of the first to congratulate the couple. “He wishes her the best for a happy, healthy pregnancy and congratulates her and Sam Asghari as they plan for the excitement of parenthood together,” Federline’s attorney told NBC News in April, weeks before Britney and her soon-to-be husband revealed she suffered a miscarriage.