This humorous spirit was no doubt what Octavia Spencer intended when she wrote, “Make him sign a prenup” on Britney Spears’s Instagram post announcing her engagement to longtime boyfriend Sam Asghari. Given Spears’s conservatorship situation, the joke had a ring of truth to it. But now that Spears has deactivated her Instagram profile to enjoy her engagement, Spencer wants to make it crystal clear: She means the couple no harm.
“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,” wrote Spencer in her own Instagram post on Wednesday, September 15, alongside a nice picture of Spears and Asghari dressed up for a date night.
“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,” she continued, directing fans and followers to leave their own well wishes in the comments: “So let’s show them love. 👇🏽 #nonegativity.”
See Octavia Spencer’s post for yourself, below.
Asghari took the joke in stride. Shortly after the engagement news broke, he posted to Instagram Stories, “My phone exploded today! Thank you for the overwhelming love and congratulations! We both love every single one of you! Thank you for your concern about the prenup! Of course we’re getting iron clad prenup to protect my Jeep and shoe collection in case she dumps me one day.”
He’s got jokes! Congrats to Britney Spears for getting a man with a Jeep, a shoe collection, and most importantly, a sense of humor.