LOS ANGELES — Sam Asghari, a Victoria’s Secret model who is dating Britney Spears, was mocked online on Saturday after photographers took images of him exposing himself at a Los Angeles hotel during an event for actress Busy Philipps.
Asghari, 26, had been seen in several photos speaking with Philipps, but he was not in the photo published online by Splash News. Instead, he stood by the bed next to Philipps and her daughter, Birdie, wearing a towel while exposing his penis and wearing an expensive watch and jewelry.
According to MediaTakeOut, Asghari was “in the buff” while meeting Philipps after he and the actress had tweeted at each other.
A portion of a video clip of the pair – a clip that is now unavailable – shows Asghari holding Birdie, dressed in a white dress and a baby carrier, as he speaks with Philipps.
“That’s so adorable,” he says in the clip. “Birdie, thank you for coming.”
Referring to himself in the third person, he continues: “I’m so obsessed with Birdie. She’s so freaking cute. That video you did, I almost cried. I look at it once a day.”
A representative for Asghari did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
According to his Instagram account, Asghari was born in California and raised in Austria. After a brief modeling career, he appeared in Victoria’s Secret lingerie catalogs. He also has over 1.7 million followers on Instagram.
In a 2018 Instagram post, Asghari thanked Spears for showering him with attention, calling her “the love of my life.”
“When I was an [sic] a 17 year old fresh out of school, you were coming up on my Xtina moment, and you already have family members (both my mom & sister) who helped me navigate the scene. … When I realized this was the path you wanted me to take, I started to panic,” he wrote. “I have never had a more supportive mentor before or after than you. Your ability to offer me guidance, advice, and you own-ness helped me grow exponentially as a person.”
He then recounted a favorite Spears song from his younger years: “My favorite song of yours? It was when I was 14 years old, I remember listening to ‘Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood.'”
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