Britney Spears’ boyfriend ‘has been an enormous source of support’ prior to a court appearance
Sam Asghari, Britney Spears’ boyfriend, is assisting her in preparing to “break the ice” with the judge during this week’s conservatorship hearing.
“Sam has been an enormous source of support for Britney. He helps build her confidence and reassures her that everything will be fine,” a source told Page Six exclusively.
“He has been following the #FreeBritney movement online for some time now and is constantly informing Britney of how much she is loved and supported by fans,” the source added.
Spears, who began dating Asghari in 2016, is scheduled to appear before Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny for the first time on Wednesday during a virtual hearing, following months of drama with her father, Jamie Spears, who has been actively involved in her conservatorship since 2008.
“Britney is nervous but prepared as she heads into the hearing,” a source revealed. “While the public perceives her as a world-famous pop star who commands the stage, she is actually a shy person in real life, and thus is nervous about facing the judge.”
According to the source, the conservatorship — which prevents Britney, 39, from making personal or financial decisions without the approval of her guardians — is “obviously a very sensitive and serious matter” for the singer, who “wants everything to go according to plan” on Wednesday.
“It’s critical for Britney that her voice is heard after 13 years of having others speak for her,” a source explained.
Since her conservatorship began in 2008, following her public breakdown and divorce from Kevin Federline, with whom she shares sons Sean Preston, 15, and Jayden James, 14, she has only spoken publicly about it a handful of times.
However, Asghari has recently become more vocal. In February, the 27-year-old personal trainer referred to Jamie, 68, as a “total d–k” and stated that they will not be friends until the Spears patriarch “begins treating his daughter properly.”
Jamie, on the other hand, has fought to remain on the case — and on Britney’s payroll — despite the performer’s November declaration that she is “afraid” of him.
Jamie told CNN in December that when a family member requires special care and protection, families must step up, as I have done for the last 12-plus years, to safeguard, protect, and continue to love Britney unconditionally.
Britney and Asghari’s representatives did not respond immediately to Page Six’s requests for comment.