It’s the latest celebrity divorce bombshell: Britney Spears is hiring the same attorney who represented Kevin Costner in his bitter split with his ex, Christine. That’s right, Laura Wasser is stepping in to represent the pop star in her divorce from Sam Asghari.
The news comes on the heels of Asghari filing for divorce and requesting spousal support and compensation for legal bills. The couple had been married for just over a year, and their union was one of Spears’ first major life decisions after a judge terminated the conservatorship that had governed her personal and financial life for over a decade.
Despite initial reports that the split was amicable, sources close to the couple have revealed that the divorce is anything but. Asghari has accused Spears of cheating on him, a claim that she has vehemently denied. The couple had reportedly been having intense arguments for several months leading up to the divorce filing.
Asghari has also indicated that he plans to fight the prenuptial agreement that he and Spears signed before their marriage. His attorney has stated that Asghari has yet to determine the full nature and extent of the separate property assets and obligations of each party, and that there are various items of community and quasi-community assets and debts that are unknown at this time.
The situation has left Spears’ loyal fan base wondering what’s next for the pop star, who has been through so much in her personal life in recent years. Her memoir, “The Woman in Me,” is set for release in just a few short weeks, and many are hoping for a candid account of her experiences and emotions during her tumultuous journey.
One thing is for sure, though: the public appetite for news and updates on Britney Spears’ life and career remains as strong as ever.