Sam Asghari, the 28-year-old model who is the husband of popstar Britney Spears is reported to have walked out on her at a Los Angeles restaurant, according to a report published by TMZ.

The couple were at the Woodland Hills restaurant called JOEY when the incident is said to have occurred. They also had a bodyguard with them.

TMZ reported that it was Spears’ erratic behaviour that prompted Asghari to walk out on her in the first place. The 41-year-old singer was heard speaking “gibberish” by other patrons who were present in the restaurant.

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Spears is believed to have gotten irked by the fact that people in the restaurant began taking pictures of her as soon as they recognized the Princess of Pop.

A few minutes later, Britney left the restaurant with her bodyguard, who soon returned to pay the bill.

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Spears has openly battled mental health issues, particularly due to the stresses of her 13-year conservatorship. The pop star was diagnosed with bipolar disorder but had spoken out on social media and in court about being held at a mental health facility against her will and being forced to take medications.

In June 2022, Spears and Asghari got married in a fairytale wedding ceremony at the Grammy winner’s home in California with celebrity guests, including Paris Hilton, Selena Gomez, Drew Barrymore, Madonna, and more.

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On Spears’ birthday in December, Asghari shared a video on Instagram of all the special things he did to commemorate his wife on her special day. Later that month, he debunked skeptics’ claims that he controls Spears, saying “No, I don’t even control what we have for dinner.”

“You know, in the past, there has been a lot of stuff going on, so I understand where [fans are] coming from,” the model added. “They’re just being protective. If anything, they’re being good fans,” he said, according to TMZ.

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However, the couple has given hints that not everything is smooth sailing in their relationship. In November, Spears accepted that she wasn’t totally present during her wedding to Asghari. The Iranian-born actor has also said that he is not a fan of his wife’s topless photos on social media.