BRITNEY Spears’ fiancé Sam Asghari “asked the singer’s lawyer for permission to propose & NOT dad Jamie” amid their shock engagement, The Sun can reveal.
The 39-year-old has claimed in previous explosive court testimonies that her father’s “abusive” conservatorship prevented her from getting married to her longtime boyfriend despite her wishes to walk down the aisle again.
On Sunday, the pop star showed off her massive diamond ring and gushed she “can’t believe” the exciting news in a sweet clip filmed shortly after the actor popped the question.
A source exclusively told The Sun that Sam, 27, “did not ask permission to propose to Britney from her dad Jamie.”
However, the insider alleged that “he spoke with her attorney, Mathew, to make sure legally, it was something that would not hurt Britney.”
“From there, he essentially got Mathew’s approval,” they added of the newly-appointed attorney – who just joined the star’s legal team in June.
After nearly five years of dating, both Sam and Britney announced on their social media pages yesterday that they are engaged.
The Toxic singer shared a clip where she excitedly stood next to her husband-to-be and put her massive diamond ring on full display for the cameras.
“I can’t f**king believe it,” she exclaimed in the caption alongside a row of ring emoji’s.
In a statement made by Sam’s manager on Sunday, the rep said he was ”proud to celebrate and confirm the engagement.”
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“The couple made their long-standing relationship official today and are deeply touched by the support, dedication and love expressed to them,” they added.
Britney’s ring was designed by Forever Diamond of New York jeweler Roman Malayev and is estimated to be worth roughly $1 MILLION.
On their Instagram page, Forever Diamond congratulated the two and stated: “The thought and detail Sam put into this ring made the design process so special for Roman and our team.
“In honor of the Lioness herself, we are naming this gorgeous setting The Britney.”
The jewelry company added: “Sam and Britney, we wish you a lifetime of happiness together and are honored to welcome you to the Forever Diamonds Family.”
Britney expressed her desire to get married as she gave emotional testimony during a hearing for her conservatorship battle in June.
She told the court: “I would like to progressively move forward and I want to have the real deal, I want to be able to get married and have a baby.
“I was told right now on the conservatorship, I’m not able to get married or have a baby. I have a [IUD] inside of myself right now so I don’t get pregnant. I wanted to take the I[U]D out so I could start trying to have another baby.
‘I DESERVE TO HAVE A LIFE’
“But this so-called team won’t let me go to the doctor to take it out because they don’t want me to have any children, any more children.
“Basically, this conservatorship is doing me way more harm than good. I deserve to have a life. I’ve worked my whole life,” she said in a fiery statement.
She recently won a major victory in her conservatorship war with Jamie Spears, 69, so she could get married after years of allegedly being banned from doing so.
Her father officially filed to step down as her conservator after about 13 years of having control over her estate and personal matters.
Jamie asked the judge to terminate the conservatorship without another mental evaluation.
Britney previously said that she did not want to undergo a mental evaluation while testifying in court back in June.
Sources told the outlet that Jamie made the decision to end the conservatorship due to public pressure, as well as the pressure put forth by Britney’s attorney Mathew.
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