While her fans flooded social media to decipher whether her former spouse, 29, was shading the pop star in a promotional video PETA, the Grammy winner, 42, looked unbothered while going for a swim with a shirtless hunk on Wednesday.
In a video, uploaded to her Instagram account, the mom-of-two beamed with joy as she held onto a cigarette while rocking a blue bikini, black fedora and oversized shades.
She was hanging out with Benjamin Mallinan, believed to be her new manager, and a friend of her longtime pal and manager Cade Hudson.
Not losing sleep: Britney Spears appeared unfazed by her ex Sam Asghari’s latest swipe at their short-lived marriage in a new campaign with the eyebrow-raising tagline ‘some loves last’
‘Paradise playing with my baby,’ she captioned the footage, which also showed her playing with her new dog.
The post came hours after the release of Asghari’s new campaign asking fans to adopt not shop.
The star, who was briefly married to Spears, displayed his buff arms as he held an adorable pooch in a photo which interestingly declared, ‘Some loves last.’
Asghari went shirtless as he cuddled another precious pup.
‘You can’t buy love, but you can adopt it,’ the photo proclaimed.
In a video accompanying the campaign, Asghari could be seen playing with his dog Porsha in a video.
Porsha is the dog Sam previously shared with his ex-wife but gained custody of during their divorce. The dog was originally given to Britney, 42, by Sam with the intention of training it to ‘protect her.’
During their divorce, Britney was granted custody of their Australian Shepherd named Sawyer and three smaller dogs. She recently came under fire by PETA after she purchased another dog.
While her fans flooded social media to decipher whether her former spouse, 29, was shading the pop star in a promotional video PETA, the Grammy winner, 42, looked unbothered while going for a swim with a shirtless hunk on Wednesday
‘Hi, I’m Sam Asghari and we are doing a photo shoot with PETA. I purchased my dog and I love her,’ Sam tells viewers.
‘But now that I know more about the homeless animal crisis, I would never buy another dog again. Every time an animal is purchased from a pet store or breeder, an animal in a shelter loses an opportunity to find a loving home.
‘There’s certain things animals teach us. It’s definitely something that makes me more compassionate and makes me a better person.
‘The single most important thing that you can do to help end the crisis is to get your animal fixed and be sure to adopt, don’t shop.’
Sam filed for divorce from Britney in August 2023, just over a year after they tied the knot in June 2022.
Last month TMZ reported last month that Britney now has a more ‘cordial’ relationship with Sam.
Part of their more easy-going interactions may be due to Sam feeling like he’s being cared for well enough.
Shady? The post came hours after the release of Asghari’s new campaign asking fans to adopt not shop
According to the insiders, the aspiring actor is still living in a high-rise apartment in Los Angeles, which Britney has reportedly been funding for around $10,000 per month.
The outlet reported at the time that the couple were getting close to finalizing a settlement for their divorce, which will reportedly have a significant settlement for Sam.
According to the sources, the settlement is expected to be in the low six figures.
Britney has been using the prominent divorce attorney Laura Wasserman to handle her side of the divorce settlement.
In the early stages of negotiations, both of the exes were said to no longer be speaking to each other, and instead they communicated solely through their lawyers.
Past love: Spears and Asghari separated after 14 months of marriage (seen in 2019)
Porsha is the dog Sam previously shared with his ex-wife but gained custody of during their divorce
Sam was originally reported to be planning to challenge the prenuptial agreement that he and Britney signed, despite Wasserman being famous for her rock-solid prenups.
The Black Monday actor was said to be considering speaking out about his experiences while married to the Toxic singer, though the current state of negotiations seems to have mollified him.
Although they aren’t at each other’s throats now, it’s unclear how much communication is going on between Britney and Sam, or how much of a support he might be to her going forward.
After they broke off contact early in their divorce process, sources close to Britney worried that it could have a deleterious effect on her mental health, as she had cut off most of her family members and Sam had previously been her biggest support.
However, she did recently repair her relationship with her mother Lynne, who attended Britney’s 42nd birthday party earlier this month.
TMZ also reported that Britney is expected to reconcile with her sister Jamie Lynn Spears. Britney reportedly wanted Jamie to attend her birthday party, however, the star was unable to attend due to filming obligations out of the country.