News of their engagement arrives on the heels of Spears’s father Jamie—her longtime conservator—filing a court petition to end the restrictive legal arrangement. In the document, Jamie Spears claims he was moved by his daughter’s testimony in court, which included a plea to the judge to free her from the conservatorship so she can “own [her] own money … and [have her] boyfriend drive [her] in his fucking car.” Spears also spoke about wanting to get married and take out her IUD, which she said she had inside against her will to prevent her from having more children.
“Ms. Spears has told this Court that …[s]he wants to be able to get married and have a baby, if she so chooses,” the petition read. “If Ms. Spears wants to terminate the conservatorship and believes that she can handle her own life, Mr. Spears believes that she should get that chance.”
Asghari has also alluded before to the constraints the conservatorship placed on their relationship of almost five years. In February, he told People that he was looking forward to a “normal, amazing future together.”
In this context, “normal”—we can presume—implies a scenario in which he and his longtime girlfriend can make decisions together without the surveillance (and alleged reproductive coercion) of her father. Now, it seems, they can.