Britney Spears has announced her engagement to her boyfriend Sam Asghari via social media.

The singer, 39, showed off a diamond ring in an Instagram video post.

By her side in the video is her boyfriend - now fiancé - Asghari, whom she turns to and kisses on the cheek.

Spears and Asghari met in 2016 when they co-starred in a music video for her single Slumber Party.

Spears has two children with former husband rapper Kevin Federline, and had a brief Las Vegas marriage to childhood friend Jason Alexander that was annulled after just 55 hours.

The singer suffered a highly public 2007 breakdown, attacking a paparazzo's car at a petrol station.

That led to her being placed under a court-ordered conservatorship largely governed by her father, Jamie Spears.

She swiftly returned to performing, released three albums, appeared on various television shows and even took up a Las Vegas residency.

But in January 2019, she abruptly announced she was suspending her performances until further notice, and became increasingly vocal about the conservatorship.

In July, she launched a bid to remove her father from the 13-year guardianship that she said amounted to "abuse," and in early September Jamie Spears filed a petition to end the conservatorship.

Source: AFP

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