One of the blogs is reporting that Britney Spears‘ dad, Jamie Spears, is banning her from getting married to boyfriend Sam Asghari. The story is completely false. Gossip Cop can debunk it.
According to RadarOnline, the singer is “desperate” to walk down the aisle with her boyfriend of more than two years, but her dad won’t allow it because he believes the fitness trainer is after her money. A supposed source tells the outlet, “Britney wants to marry Sam and have another baby, but her father says no!”
Jamie, who nearly died after suffering a ruptured colon in December, has been his daughter’s conservator ever since she suffered a breakdown more than a decade ago. The blog’s “source” claims that as Jamie’s health struggles continue, Spears worries “this may be the only time he’ll be well enough to give his approval.”
E! News, a much more reliable source for celebrity news than RadarOnline, reported earlier this month that Spears’ dad “is definitely doing better health-wise.” The trusted outlet noted that the singer’s father is “recuperating at home and gained strength after a long recovery.” There’s no reason to believe his condition is declining following his December health scare.
Regardless, the website’s story is entirely false. Of course, that didn’t stop a slew of other outlets, including Forbes, from reporting the untrue narrative without fact-checking it. Gossip Cop checked in with a source close to the singer, who wasn’t able to speak on the record, but assures us there’s no truth to the report. We’re told Spears isn’t rushing to marry her boyfriend, nor is her dad declining a request she hasn’t made. At this time, the singer is focused on supporting her father as he recovers from his health woes.
It’s worth noting, Gossip Cop has debunked similar narratives in the past. Back in 2017, we busted RadarOnline’s sister outlet, Star, for falsely claiming Spears’ dad was refusing to let her have a baby with Asghari. This latest article, which is equally untrue, is now incorporating Jamie’s recent health crisis into the storyline.
Meanwhile, Gossip Cop called out the blog last month for wrongly reporting that the real reason Spears postponed her Las Vegas residency is that she was planning a different one in a foreign country. In reality, the singer is taking time off work to be by her father’s side.
The website also claimed back in January 2018 that Spears and Asghari were planning a “secret wedding.” The two still aren’t engaged, let alone married. The unreliable blog simply peddles fiction about the singer’s personal life.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.