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Why Britney Spears Deleted Her Instagram Shortly After Announcing Her Engagement

ELLE logo ELLE 4 days ago Jessica Pullar
a close up of a man and a woman smiling for the camera: Britney Spears has deleted her Instagram account, but fear not—the reason behind it is super positive, according to sources. The singer bowed out of the social media platform shortly after becoming engaged to her longtime beau, Sam Asghari. © Provided by Are Media Pty Ltd Britney Spears has deleted her Instagram account, but fear not—the reason behind it is super positive, according to sources. The singer bowed out of the social media platform shortly after becoming engaged to her longtime beau, Sam Asghari.

Britney Spears has deleted her Instagram account, but fear not—the reason behind it is super positive, according to sources.

The singer announced her engagement to partner Sam Asghari early this week, sharing a sweet as heck video with her beau and showing off her new diamond bling.

Sam also shared the news on his 'gram, with a cute pic of him and Brit kissing while she holds her ring finger up to the camera.

But interestingly, the singer took her entire account down after her fans celebrated the joyous news.

As a source revealed to The New York Post, the reason behind it was to deliver a message of power.

"She's happy and in a great place—silence can be a powerful thing and a powerful message," they explained.


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They added that the social media hiatus is a healthy move for Brit, who's been through a trying few months with her conservatorship court battle against her dad, Jamie Spears.

The source iterated that her reasoning for stepping back from the public sphere was, "In light of the successful path that she's been on and continues to be on."

In the wake of Britney's engagement news, Asghari's manager Brandon Cohen gave a statement to PEOPLE, explaining how happy the soon-to-be newlyweds were.

"The couple made their long-standing relationship official today and are deeply touched by the support, dedication and love expressed to them," he said.

In a previous interview with Page Six, a source close to the couple dropped some details on the big proposal.

"Sam wants to spoil Britney with a very special, over-the-top and meaningful proposal when the time is right. He dreams of one day becoming a dad too, and Britney, of course, has always wanted to have more kids, especially now that hers are getting older," they explained.

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Brit's social media break comes after her dad, Jamie, finally said he would withdraw from the conservatorship, the lawsuit of which which was at the forefront of media headlines for months.

The famed singer claimed she had been unable to marry her partner under her father's conservatorship. But given the outcome of the case, it looks like things are all go for the pair.

We're stoked for Brit and hope she's soaking in that newly-engaged bubble.

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