Wedding woes for Britney
The smitten singer’s said ‘Yes!’ to Sam – but Papa Spears isn’t letting them say ‘I Do’...
Britney Spears and boyfriend Sam Asghari are totally in L-O-V-E. And the couple – who packed on the PDA while cuddling courtside at a recent LA Lakers game – upped the cute factor for the singer’s 36th birthday on December 2, when personal trainer Sam showered Brit with gifts and surprised her with a candle and cupcake-filled room. Yep, dude sure is a keeper!
“Couldn’t ask for a better way to kick off my birthday,” the lucky lady gushed.
But NW has learnt that Sam, 23, didn’t stop there and saved his best pressie till last – a shiny new engagement ring! OMG!
“He proposed on her birthday. It was his big, big gift,” an insider close to the lovebirds tells us exclusively. “Britney didn’t hesitate to say ‘yes’. She’s known she’s wanted to marry Sam for a while.”
Sam feels the same. “He’s had the ring for a few weeks,” dishes the pal. “He wanted to wait for the perfect moment and he thought her birthday would be it. And the fact that it was right around the time of their one-year anniversary only sealed the deal for him.”
The couple – who started dating soon after meeting on the set of Brit’s Slumber Party video last November – know some will say they’re rushing into things too soon, but they’re blocking out all the noise.
And while most of their nearest and dearest – especially Brit’s sons Sean Preston, 12, and Jayden James, 11 – were thrilled by the nuptial news when their mum told them, her dad Jamie is trying to put the brakes on it.
Indeed, according to the pal, Jamie is 100 per cent against the engagement as he’s concerned about Sam’s motives. He’s also worried he’s just with Britney for her money. And since Jamie is still his eldest daughter’s legal conservator and has the final say on all her decisions, he’s insisting they can’t tie the knot until Sam signs a pre-nup that protects Brit’s $263 million fortune. “Sam did the honourable thing and asked Jamie for Brit’s hand in marriage, more as an act of courtesy than anything,” says pal. “Even if he said no, which he did, he still would have done it.” While Jamie, 64, is playing the pre-nup line, it might not be the only reason he’s trying to stall Britney’s third walk up the aisle.
Sources say Brit’s eager to take an extended break once her Las Vegas residency wraps up on December 31 and will start trying for a bub – hopefully a girl! – with Sam.
However, Jamie is reportedly putting the pressure on her to extend her million-dollar contract. Why? Because, as it’s previously been reported, Brit’s next husband will share full legal control over her with Jamie – and he’s not ready to relinquish the reins just yet!
“He gets a share of Brit’s earnings, so you can see why he wants her to continue raking it in,” says the insider. “That’s what everyone thinks is the real reason behind his stalling tactics at least.”
Nevertheless, Brit and Sam are still ploughing headfirst into wedding planning – with or without her dad’s blessing! In fact, we hear they’ll exchange vows as soon as Christmas Eve or New Year’s Eve. Soz, Jamie!
“They’re just both at the point where they think, you know, why wait?” says the pal. “And Brit can’t think of anything more romantic than a Christmas wedding.”
We’ll be waiting by the post for our invite, guys! n
‘BRIT WANTED A ROMANTIC CHRISTMAS WEDDING!’