Britney Spears' Boyfriend on Awkward First Meeting and How He Lost 100 Lbs
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Sam Asghari didn't have the best pick-up line when he first met the pop star in October 2016.

Sam Asghari has been dating Britney Spears for nearly two years.

But the model and fitness trainer didn't have the best pick-up line when he first met the pop star in October 2016.

He'd just been cast in her music video "Slumber Party" and was on set at a mansion in California when Britney introduced herself.

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Asghari recalled in an interview with Men's Health how he attempted to break the ice with an awkward joke. Thankfully, his good looks and sweet charm were enough for the superstar to overlook his lack of game.

"She said, 'Hi, I'm Britney,' and I said, 'I'm sorry. What’s your name again?'" the model said, explaining, "I tried to be funny. I don’t think anybody got it."

Despite the social fumble, Asghari says Britney exchanged phone numbers with him. One thing led to another and soon the up-and-coming model found himself on a sushi date with Britney Spears.

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By December photographs emerged of the two on a date. And on New year's Day that year Britney made their relationship Instagram official.

Now the hunk can be seen regularly featured on Britney's Instagram as they engage in couple's workouts.

Sam told Men's Health the workouts are good for them as a couple -- he's also clearly integrated into Britney's home life with her 12-year-old son Sean Preston filming most of their workout videos.

But his commitment to fitness goes much deeper than that. Asghari revealed in the same interview that only five years ago he was 100 lbs overweight and was shacking up in LA in an overcrowded apartment. He'd just been cut from University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Division I football team as a freshman, which led to him losing his scholarship and ultimately his path forward in life.

Finding himself nearly 300 lbs and eating Doritos for breakfast he decided to make a change and became a fitness trainer, shedding over 100 lbs and ultimately becoming a model.

Asghari went from being out of shape to ripped and making headlines around the world for dating one of the biggest pop stars all in the space of a few years.

The aspiring actor has an upcoming movie. You can also find him on Britney's Instagram on a regular basis.

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