Britney Spears’ estranged husband, Sam Asghari, was spotted walking the picket line on Thursday (Aug. 31) in Los Angeles in the midst of the ongoing WGA/SAG-AFTRA strikes. TMZ posted footage of the actor/fitness instructor, who is a SAG-AFTRA member, marching with a sign that read “SAG-AFTRA on STRIKE!” near the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank in solidarity with the other performers who’ve been on a walk-out since the strike by actors began on July 13.
And while Asghari, 29 — whose resumé includes episodic appearances on shows including NCIS, The Family Business, Hacks and Black Monday — was happy to talk about the historic strike that began on May 2 when Writers Guild of America members began the labor action, he reportedly declined to discuss his divorce from his wife of one year Spears, 41.
“We’re not here to talk about my personal life,” Asghari told TMZ. “We’re here to raise awareness on my brothers and sisters working hard and striking for my future. And I hope everything gets resolved very fast and we can all go back to what we love doing the most, which is making art and inspiring people.”
When the reporter asked about stories claiming that Asghari — dressed in a black tank top, black pants and white NY Yankees baseball hat — is jobless at the moment, he responded, “that’s the point of the strike… I have the same amount of jobs as Leonardo DiCaprio does. I hope everything gets resolved very fast so we can all go back to what we love doing the most, which is making art and inspiring people and writers are the heart and soul of project we do.”
Asghari, whose most recent on-screen credit was a two-episode arc on the Paramount+ series Special Ops: Lioness, filed for divorce from Spears in mid-August citing irreconcilable differences; the filing asked for spousal support and payment of legal fees from the pop star.
On Aug. 17, a day after the filing, Asghari released a statement in which he said, “After six years of love and commitment to each other, my wife and I have decided to end our journey together. We will hold onto the love and respect we have for each other and I wish her the best always. S— happens. Asking for privacy seems ridiculous so I will just ask for everyone including media to be kind and thoughtful.”
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