Britney Spears’ boyfriend, Sam Asghari, doesn’t hold back his thoughts when it comes to his father, Jamie Spears. On Tuesday, the 27-year-old model and actor said he had “zero respect” for Jamie following the release of the New York Times‘documentary film, Framing Britney Spears.
The much-talked-about documentary, now airing on Hulu, covers the 39-year-old pop superstar’s struggles with fame, as well as details surrounding her ongoing curation battle with Jamie. In an Instagram story Tuesday, Britney’s longtime boyfriend made known his feelings for Jamie, calling him a “complete jerk.”
“Now it is important for people to understand that I have no respect for someone who tries to control our relationship and constantly puts obstacles in our way,” he wrote. “In my opinion, Jamie is a complete jerk.”
“I am not going to go into details because I have always respected our privacy but at the same time I did not come to this country not to be able to express my opinion and my freedom,” he continued.
Sam hails from Tehran, Iran, and met Britney when she was cast in her 2016 music video for “Slumber Party.” In a statement to ET, he says that he is looking forward to their future together after the release of the documentary.
“I have always wanted the best for my better half and I will continue to support her to follow her dreams and create the future that she wants and deserves,” she tells ET. “I am grateful for all the love and support that she is receiving from her fans around the world, and I look forward to a normal and amazing future together.”
Meanwhile, since the documentary’s release, several stars have publicly shown their support for Britney, including Miley Cyrus, Sarah Jessica Parker, Khloe Kardashian, and more. A source recently told ET that the “Toxic” singer is “aware” of the unauthorized documentary about her.
“She has always been aware of the important new releases that pertain to her life and career, and this was no different,” said the source. “She has not seen the documentary because she never likes to focus on what others are saying about her.”
One theme of the documentary that many fans have been reacting to on social media is Britney’s previous relationship with Justin Timberlake. Footage from the early 2000s shows Britney being cast on the bench and questioned about her role in the highly publicized breakup, while Justin was seemingly idolized.
The ET source said Britney “has no interest in getting involved in the details that are being discussed about her past relationship with Justin Timberlake.”
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