Octavia Spencer issued an apology to Brittany Spears and her boyfriend Sam Asghari, for what she describes as a bad joke.
Recently Brittany Spears shared on Instagram that she is finally engaged to her long-time boyfriend Sam Asghari.
In the midst of everyone congratulating her, Octavia Spencer said “make him sign a prenup” in her comment section.
According to Marie Claire it seems like Spears’ conservatorship made it difficult—or perhaps even impossible—for her to take her relationship with Sam Asghari to the next level
(Forbes reported in 2019 that Spears couldn’t get married without her father’s permission).
And since the singer will soon regain control over her finances, Spencer’s comment was presumably aimed at making sure she keeps this control that she has been denied for so long.
But despite Spencer’s pessimism (or realism, depending on where you stand), Spears seemed delighted to finally take the next step with her beau.
In a statement to People, Asghari’s manager Brandon Cohen said, “The couple made their long-standing relationship official today and are deeply touched by the support, dedication, and love expressed to them.”
With all that said Octavia’s statement seemed to put a damper on the situation with her comment going viral.
Spears has since deleted her Instagram.
Fast forward to today, Octavia is now apologizing for the joke, saying her intent was to make them laugh and not inflict pain.
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 seen her through a lot of pain and she’s found happiness. We’re thrilled for her. So let’s show them love. ?? #nonegativity
This was her post:
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It is also reported that Octavia, has apologized privately to the engaged couple.