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Sounds Like Britney Is Indeed Getting a Prenup

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Things are finally looking up for Britney Spears, who announced her engagement to longtime partner Sam Asghari in early September. And though her fans seem very happy for her, they also jumped into the comments to beg her to please get a prenup.

It’s obvious advice, especially in light of Britney Spears’s 13-year-long conservatorship. In recent months, we’ve come to learn just how little control she has had over every facet of her life in the past decade, with her conservators controlling her finances, dictating when and how she performs, and allegedly preventing her from becoming a mother again. After everything she’s been through, of course her fans want her to safeguard herself and her estimated $60 million fortune. Even Octavia Spencer thinks she should! In a comment with nearly 40,000 likes, the Academy Award winner joined the chorus, writing, “Make him sign a prenup.”

Though Spencer later apologized for the joke, writing that her “intention was to make them laugh not cause pain,” Asghari, an actor and fitness instructor, seemed to take the comments in good spirit. He replied to Spencer’s original comment with the “100” emoji and took to Instagram Stories, writing: “Thank you to everyone who is concerned about The prenup! Of course we’re getting [an] iron clad prenup to protect my jeep and shoe collection incase [sic] she dumps me one day.”

And it seems like he wasn’t joking: this week, new court filings revealed that Britney’s lawyers were in fact drawing up a prenup, noting that “with Ms. Spears’s consent and pursuant to her instructions, Ms. Spears and the undersigned counsel are in the process of engaging a family law attorney to craft a prenuptial agreement.”

Back in June, Spears testified that her conservators were preventing her from getting married, so the fact that she just got engaged suggests the couple is hoping the conservatorship could end soon. In a shocking (and somewhat suspicious) reversal, the singer’s father, Jamie Spears, asked the court to terminate the agreement last week. The next conservatorship court hearing is scheduled for September 29.

Here’s to hoping Spears will have the full life she’s been dreaming of sharing with Asghari!

This article has been updated.

Sounds Like Britney Is Indeed Getting a Prenup