Britney Spears’ Iranian boyfriend has denounced her father Jamie as a ‘total d**k’ – but DailyMail.com can revealed that the hunky fitness model has daddy issues of his own.
Sam Asghari, 27, often talks proudly about his mother Fatima, and siblings Maddie, Fay and Ellie, but he seldom speaks of his father.
‘My sisters love her, my family loves her,’ he gushed in a recent interview about Britney. ‘My mom lives in another country [but] when she was here, she met her.’
DailyMail.com can reveal that Sam’s father Mahmond Asghari, 58, abandoned the family in Tehran, moved to California with the promise of establishing a new life for them, but instead ran off to marry another woman.
Britney Spears’ boyfriend Sam Asghari has a strained history with his father, but their relationship has remained a mystery until a DailyMail.com investigation uncovered the truth
Last year Asghari posted a photo of him as a child with his father, writing: ‘Haven’t seen my paps for about 12 years now, that’s basically half my life, it’s about time I reunite with the man that made me into who I’am today’ but he didn’t go into detail about their strained relationship
In an emotional post on Instagram last year, Asghari admitted: ‘Haven’t seen my paps for about 12 years now, that’s basically half my life, it’s about time I reunite with the man that made me into who I am today ♥️ ……thank you for teaching me that you don’t have to be a perfect man to be a perfect father.’
The post doesn’t name his father nor does it explain why his son believed he was imperfect.
According to public records obtained by DailyMail.com, his father is Mahmond ‘Mike’ Asghari.
He left his wife Fatima behind with Sam and his sisters in Tehran when he emigrated to California in the mid-1990s, telling them he was ‘working very hard’ to establish a new life for them.
But the documents state that he married another woman, Janice Wilson, in Nevada in October 1999.
They moved into a federally-subsidized low-income housing project, the Pierce Park Apartments, in Pacoima, a grim Los Angeles suburb.
The sprawling complex has a history of drug-dealing and gang violence.
According to public records obtained by DailyMail.com, his father is Mahmond Asghari, 58, moved to the U.S. and married another woman, Janice Wilson, in 1999. The marriage ended in September 2004
Sam often talks proudly about his mother, Fatima, and sisters, Maddie, Fay, and Ellie (pictured) but rarely mentions his own father
Sam sister Maddie is seen posing for a photo with their father celebrating Father’s Day in Istanbul
Sam’s sisters Maddie (left) and Fay (right) are seen posing with their father Mahmond. The photos were taken in Istanbul but Sam hasn’t given any clues as to whether Mahmond is living in Turkey or was just on holiday
The marriage ended in September 2004. Janice died earlier this year at the age of 67.
Two years after the divorce, 12-year-old Sam was put on a plane to America to join his dad.
But two years later ‘Mike’ Asghari – as he was known – vanished from the US and his teenage son’s life.
Mahmond had been employed as a tow truck driver in the southern California town of Camarillo.
The firm’s president, Bill Paymard, told DailyMail.com that he has no idea why he left the country or where he now lives.
‘Mike worked for us 15 years ago. I haven’t seen or heard from him since 2008,’ he said.
He added, ‘I met his son one time. That’s the kid dating Britney Spears.’
Sam has spoken out about Britney’s conservatorship and denounced her father Jamie’s right to control his pop star daughter
Sam insists that he sees marriage in his future with Britney and insists he can give her stability. ‘We are a family,’ he said
Records show that Sam’s sisters, who are several years older than him, emigrated to the US from Iran.
Two of them, Maddie and Fay, are nurses, and Fay is also a model.
The sisters have posted pictures of themselves with Fatima and their other sister on Instagram and appear separately in snaps with Mahmond in 2019 and 2020.
But Sam isn’t seen in any of the photos.
The photos were taken in Istanbul but Sam hasn’t given any clues as to whether Mahmond is living in Turkey or was just on holiday.
And he still hasn’t explained why he’s remained estranged from his father.
He stresses, however, that he sees marriage in his future with Britney – and insists he can give her stability.
‘This is something that every couple should do. That’s the whole point of a relationship – we are a family,’ he’s said.