Sam Asghari addresses rumours he is controlling Britney Spears’ social media
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Britney Spears' husband has addressed the rumour he controls her social media.
The 41-year-old pop icon's social media presence has caused concern amongst fans in recent months over whether she had control over her Instagram page.
Fans have speculated that some of the posts, including a recent video filmed on a private jet en route to New York City, were old.
During Spears' testimony for Judge Brenda Penny in a Los Angeles court in June 2021 regarding her now terminated 14-year conservatorship, the Grammy winner said her social media at the time was a 'lie'.
Meanwhile, a birthday tribute to Spears' estranged sister Jamie Lynn Spears from the 'Hold Me Closer' singer's account caused some confusion.
In January, Spears' younger sister was sent a cease and desist letter by Matthew Rosengart, the lawyer representing the pop star, to stop Jamie Lynn from discussing her sister 'derogatorily' while promoting her memoir, Things I Should Have Said.
Instagram users are no longer able to comment under Spears' posts as the comments have been turned off.
One fan wrote: "Is anyone else worried about Britney Spears? Her Instagram comments are off now because people kept commenting that they don’t think she’s safe and that it’s really her posting. And her posts have been so bizarre. I hope she’s okay though."
Now, fitness trainer and actor, Sam Asghari, who tied the knot with Spears in June, has weighed in.
"I don’t even control what we have for dinner,” the 28-year-old joked in response to photographers, Just Jared reports.
Asghari said the rumours don't upset him and he understands where his wife's fans are 'coming from'.
"In the past there has been a lot of stuff going on so I understand where they’re coming from,” he added. “They’re just being protective. If anything they’re being good fans.”
Asghari defended Spears after she was criticised for posting nude photos of herself on her social media channels.
The model shared a response via Instagram Stories, writing: “The only person in the world that gets bullied for posting things like this,” per People. “I personally preferred she never posted these but who am I to control someone that’s been under a microscope and been controlled for most of her life.”
Spears celebrated one year since the termination of her controversial conservatorship after she was put into the legal guardianship in 2008 after a series of shocking public incidents.
Originally, it was just a temporary conservatorship, which would see her father Jamie Spears in charge of both her estate and financial affairs.
However, the conservatorship lasted until November 2021, after Britney's father was suspended as the legal guardian of both her and her affairs.