All the Scoop on Sam Asghari’s Career, Ethnicity and Relationship with Britney Spears

Sam Asghari is an Iranian-American fitness model, personal trainer, and actor. With well over 1.2 million loyal Gram followers to his name, he can also be described as a bonafide Instagram star. Asghari is definitely good at what he does as evidenced by the several features he has made in a number of notable magazines. However, this Iranian-born hunk has gained a lot of media attention following his whirlwind romance with music royalty Britney Spears. Despite the intense media scrutiny, not much is known about Sam Asghari. Let’s unravel this “mysterious” multitalented internet star who is on the path to take Hollywood by storm.

A Look into Sam Asghari’s Early Life and Ethnicity

Born on the 3rd of March 1994, in Iran’s capital city of Tehran, Hesam Asghari is of Iranian nationality and Persian heritage. Asghari was born an only son to Mike and Fatima Asghari and raised alongside his three older siblings, sisters Maddie, Ellie, and Faye. At age 2, his father relocated to the United States while the rest of the family remained in Tehran. Eventually, Sam, alongside his mother and sisters, joined their father in the US when he was a teenager. One of his sisters Farzaneh “Faye” Asghari is also a fashion model.

His Interesting Career Path

From a pretty young age, Sam Asghari had ambitions of going into law enforcement or becoming a sports star. He eventually settled for sports when he arrived in Los Angeles at the age of 12. After a fairly successful high school football career, his dreams were cut short when he was dropped from the football team of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Having lost his chances of becoming a professional athlete, the disappointed youngster stopped exercising and equally paid little attention to his nutrition. As a result, his body weight hit an alarming 290 lbs which sent him into a bout of depression.

Sam Asghari
Sam Asghari before and after his weight loss

Asghari was working 3 jobs at that time, one of which was as a gym sales rep. Six months after missing out on the college football scholarship, he made the life-changing decision to quit 2 of his 3 jobs to take up a fulltime job at the gym. That decision paid off as he was able to reduce his body weight by nearly 100 lbs. Armed with the new-found confidence from a ripped body, the Iranian-born hunk spread his tentacles from just fitness training to showbiz as he delved into modeling and acting.

Since the inception of his modeling career, Sam Asghari has scored several magazine gigs including Iron Man Magazine and Men’s Health (MH). He got signed to Wilhelmina Models in April 2016. He also featured in the music video of the song Work from Home by American girl group Fifth Harmony as a workman covered in sweats after which he landed the gig on Britney’s video, Slumber Party.

Relationship with Britney Spears

Sam Asghari and the princess of pop, Britney Spears are said to have met while filming the video of the singer’s 2016 hit single Slumber Party. He starred as the singer’s love interest in the music video and their on-screen chemistry has since translated into a full-blown real-life relationship. Despite their initial connection, it is interesting to know that the couple did not begin to date right after the video shoot. In fact, they did not get in touch until several months after their first meeting. Spears made the decision to call Asghari five months after they exchanged contacts and as they say, the rest is history.

Sam Asghari and Britney Spears
Sam Asghari and Britney Spears

Asgari and Spears kept their relationship private during it’s earlier stages but once the lid got off, they have remained untamed. Their relationship first came to public awareness in November 2016 after Asghari made it Insta official with a picture of the duo on a date. However, the photo was deleted almost as quickly as it was posted. The couple eventually certified the speculations to be true in March 2017 when Spears posted a video of Asghari’s 23rd birthday celebration on her Instagram with the caption, “My baby’s birthday.”

Despite the wide age gap between the two, their relationship has lasted for a relatively long while, at least by Hollywood standards. There have also been major public appearances, massive PDA, loved up social media posts, selfies and every other attribute of a modern Hollywood relationship. The Popstar’s fans are happy for her as they view Sam Asghari as a huge support system and a positive light on their fave singer. He has also been credited with bringing so much joy and stability to her often chaotic life.

The couple made their red carpet debut in July 2019 at the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood premiere wherein they sparked engagement rumors as Spears was spotted wearing what seemed like a sparkly diamond engagement ring. That was the second time she has been seen with the sparkler, the first was in January 2018, during a vacation at a Hawaii beach. Although a source confirms they are not engaged yet, marriage is definitely on Ashgari’s mind.

If the duo ends up tying the knots, it would be Spears’s third marriage. The pop star was previously married to her childhood friend Jason Alexander for 55 hours in 2004, and then her backup dancer Kevin Federline with whom she shares two sons; Preston and Jayden from 2004 to 2007.

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Obianuju Okafor
Obianuju Okafor
With over 4 years of experience as a lifestyle and celebrity news content developer, Obianuju keeps her insights fresh by following up on the latest pop culture news and trends. When she's not working, she's likely still reading or watching the most interesting stuff online

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