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Following the Feb. 5 debut of the troubling Framing Britney Spears documentary, the singer’s longtime boyfriend Sam Asghari has issued a rare public statement about the couple’s life together.

In a statement via People magazine published on Monday (Feb. 8), the 27-year-old Family Business actor and personal trainer offered up some comforting words of support for the star, whose turbulent rise to fame is chronicled in the hour-long special from the New York Times that takes a deep dive into her long-running conservatorship.

“I have always wanted nothing but the best for my better half, and will continue to support her following her dreams and creating the future she wants and deserves,” Asghari reportedly said. “I am thankful for all of the love and support she is receiving from her fans all over the world, and I am looking forward to a normal, amazing future together.”

Ashghari and Spears met on the set of her 2016 “Slumber Party” video and started dating later that year. The couple’s relationship has since been well-documented on social media.

A spokesperson for Spears could not be reached for comment at press time to confirm Asghari’s statement.

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The Framing special looks into the growing #FreeBritney movement that aims to free Britney from the conservatorship that has had her dad, Jamie Spears, controlling her finances, estate and almost all aspects of her personal and professional life since 2008. Spears, who has been married twice, has two children with second husband Kevin Federline.

In the wake of the special, a number of fellow stars have spoken out in support of Spears, with Paramore’s Hayley Williams tweeting, ” No artist today would have to endure the literal torture that media/society/utter misogynists inflicted upon her. The mental health awareness conversation, culturally, could never be where it is without the awful price she has paid.”

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