Britney Spears is definitely starting 2017 in a great way. The 35-year-old international pop star enjoyed New Year’s Eve celebrations with her rumored new man, Sam Asghari, according to E! News. Hours later, the singer took to Instagram to share a photo of the pair sitting at a table in a dimly lit restaurant. The photo shows Asghari with his arm wrapped securely around Brit’s shoulder. The mom-of-two looked over the moon as she smiled for the photo. Spears wore her hair down in a relaxed and wavy style.
Brit captioned the post, “Happy New Year,” with several celebratory emojis.
On December 18, the “Piece Of Me” singer and model stepped out in Los Angeles, for an intimate dinner date at the Japanese BBQ restaurant, Gyu-Kaku. In addition to music and dancing, the new couple seems to share an affinity for Asian food. Just a few weeks earlier, Britney and Sam had previous dates at various sushi restaurants throughout West Hollywood. Spears was spotted breaking out in laughter as she walked next to Asghari. That night, Sam innocently shared an Instagram photo of the duo getting cozy in a booth, but then swiftly deleted it after followers claimed the two were romantically involved.
At the time, a source told People that things weren’t that serious. The source claimed they had only been on a few dates and were just getting to know one another. Another source shared the same sentiments with E! News.
“They went on a few dates. It’s not as big as people think it is, but you never know. Who knows what will happen in the New Year?”
In September, Spears appeared on The Jonathan Ross Show and opened up about her honest attempts to get back into the dating scene. Spears said she was instantly turned off by the mind games she endured from the men she tried to get to know.
“A lot of men are about games. It’s just the mind game with guys, the calling back and the texting, it’s just too much, it’s silly.”
At the time, Britney said she wasn’t looking for a potential suitor because she was she was content with herself.
Asghari and Britney first met when he co-starred in her sexy “Slumber Party” music video. In the promo, Britney slowly crawled on top the table in a leather one piece and knee-high boots towards Sam. Now in front of Sam, Brit Brit suggestively licked spilled milk from the glass table. Romance rumors have been in full effect ever since. Asghari has also starred in Fifth Harmony’s “Work from Home” music video.
Sam’s ex-girlfriend was out in Beverly Hills and spotted by TMZ cameramen who asked her several questions about Sam’s relationship with Britney. Mayra Veronica is a popular Latin singer and said Sam has a “type.” Sam and Mayra began dating in 2015 after meeting on the set on one of her videos. Sam’s former girlfriend said she doesn’t mind that he’s dating Britney and she is happy he’s moved on. Veronica added that Sam dating Britney is nothing unusual.
“… Totally fits his profile… I’m not surprised.”
The crew also asked if Sam purposely sought out women in the music and entertainment industry to date. Veronica then defended Sam and said being a singer and dancer is their job and it’s not unusual for people to meet others while working, she added that “it comes with the territory.”
Asghari would be Britney Spears’ first boyfriend since her 2015 split from producer Charlie Ebersol. Before that, Brit dated David Lucado and was engaged to Jason Trawick. Britney Spears shares two sons Sean, 11, and Jayden, 10, with ex-husband and former dancer, Kevin Federline.
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