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Sam Asghari makes sure there is no confusion about the status of his romantic relationship with Britney Spears.
When pop icon, 39, referred to Asghari, 27, as his “girlfriend” on Instagram last Friday, the fitness coach and actor politely corrected her in the comments with the word “Fiancé *” followed by a trio of loving emojis.
The reference came in a post that Spears shared after a recent vacation to a private island, where she mentioned how her “boyfriend always says, ‘BE GRATEFUL’.”
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Asghari’s sweet comment received over 10,000 likes within two hours of being published.
Spears’ previous Instagram post showed them arriving by helicopter to the lush and secluded private island, which she noted was “nice … but yyyy too hot.”
The couple announced their engagement last month, after more than four years of dating.
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Asghari asked the question on September 12, just five days after the singer’s father, Jamie, filed a petition to close his 13-year-old conservatory. (Jamie, 69, was later suspended as custodian of his daughter’s property on September 29.)
Shortly after the engagement news, a source close to the pop star told PEOPLE that she “wants to get married as soon as possible.”
“She would love a beach ceremony at a tropical destination,” the source added. “It’s going to be a little wedding.”
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Spears confirmed his commitment on Instagram and showed off his new bling, which Asghari’s manager Brandon Cohen said was designed by NYC jewels and founder of Forever Diamonds Roman Malayev.
“I can not believe it,” Spears wrote in the video.
The couple only became romantically involved after meeting on the set of Spears’ “Slumber Party” music video in 2016.