Two years ago, when the news of Britney Spears' engagement to Sam Asghari first broke, Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer made headlines with a simple, cautionary advice: "Make him sign a prenup." Now, she’s back in the limelight, advocating for Spears once more, this time with a firm reminder that "extortion is illegal." The backdrop for Spencer's recent comment is intriguing.
The actress, known not just for her award-winning roles but also her active engagement on Spears’ Instagram, found herself responding to a controversial post on Page Six’s account. This post claimed Asghari was threatening to disclose "extraordinarily embarrassing" information about Spears if they failed to negotiate a prenuptial agreement.
Spencer, always the protective voice, swiftly responded with, “Extortion is illegal”.
Spencer's Concern Runs Deep
To the uninitiated, it might appear as if Spencer's remarks were spontaneous, but they come from a place of genuine concern and a history of involvement in Spears’ personal affairs, at least from the peripheries of social media.
When Spears proudly announced her engagement to Asghari on Instagram, Spencer’s unsolicited advice, albeit rooted in good intentions, did ruffle some feathers. She later issued an apology, emphasizing that her comments aimed to bring a chuckle, not pain.
In her apology, Spencer wrote, "Y’all, a few days ago Sam and Britney announced their engagement and me being me I made a joke. My intention was to make them laugh, not cause pain. I’ve reached out to this lovely couple privately to apologize and now want to restore just a smidge of happiness they were robbed of.
Britney’s fans have witnessed her through countless challenges, and now that she’s found happiness, we couldn’t be happier for her. Let’s shower them with love and positivity. #nonegativity”. Despite the initial uproar, Asghari took Spencer’s comment in stride, asserting he had "no hard feelings." In a playful tone, he even quipped, “Of course we’re getting [an] iron-clad prenup to protect my jeep and shoe collection in case she dumps me one day”.
As the saga unfolds, it's clear that while Spencer's involvement might seem overzealous to some, her heart appears to be in the right place, advocating for the pop icon's best interests.