Britney Spears’ boyfriend, personal trainer Sam Asghari, has spoken out against the singer’s father Jamie, calling him a “total dick.” Jamie Spears exerts near-total control over his daughter’s finances as a result of her conservatorship, an unusual arrangement that began in 2008 amid the pop star’s increasingly erratic behavior. The Spears’ legal dramas are the subject of the recent New York Times documentary Framing Britney Spears.
In an Instagram story posted Tuesday, Asghari wrote, “Now it’s important for people to understand that I have zero respect for someone trying to control our relationship and constantly throwing obstacles in our way. In my opinion Jamie is a total dick.” A representative for Jamie Spears did not immediately respond to The Daily Beast’s request for comment.
Britney Spears herself tweeted the same day, “I’ll always love being on stage .... but I am taking the time to learn and be a normal person ..... I love simply enjoying the basics of every day life !!!!” A source tells Page Six that Spears herself has not seen the film “because she’s fed up with the conservatorship.”