Sam Asghari just swiftly dodged a question about his divorce from Britney Spears while striking on the Screen Actors Guild–American Federation of Television and Radio Artists picket line.
For a bit of background, it’s been more than two weeks since news broke that Britney and Sam are separating after 14 months of marriage and more than six years together in total.
Sam was the one to file for divorce, citing “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for their separation in court documents obtained by BuzzFeed.
Beyond this, we don’t have any solid information about the exact reason for the divorce. However, a ton of inside sources have claimed that the split was a long time coming for the pair, who’d apparently been having issues for a while.
Since the news went public, Sam and Britney have both continued to post on social media, updating their fans on how they are doing.
In a statement shared to his Instagram account the day after he filed for divorce, Sam seemed to indicate that he has no animosity toward Brit, writing, “We will hold onto the love and respect we have for each other and I wish her the best always. Shit happens.”
And while there’s certainly a lot to iron out between the exes in terms of the legalities, it seems like Sam is gradually trying to distance himself from the iconic singer.
And now, just days later, he swiftly shut down a question about their split while on a recent outing in LA.
On Thursday, Sam joined his fellow striking actors on the SAG-AFTRA picket line outside Disney Studios in Burbank. When a photographer asked him how he was “holding up” amid the split, he made it clear that he was focused on business only.
“We’re not here to talk about my personal life,” he replied bluntly in video footage published by TMZ. “We’re here to raise awareness on my brothers and sisters working hard and striking for my future.”
Bringing the conversation back to the ongoing strikes in Hollywood, Sam added, “I hope everything gets resolved very fast so we can all go back to what we love doing the most, which is making art and inspiring people.”
In return, the photographer asked him to comment on reports that he’s “jobless” after the divorce, prompting him to confirm that this is the case.
“That's the point of this strike,” he said, noting that all actors have currently put their work on hold — even the biggest A-listers. “I have the same amount of jobs as Leonardo DiCaprio does,” he joked.
Sam’s acknowledgment of his lack of work follows reports that Britney is apparently covering the cost of his new luxury apartment.
TMZ reported last week that the pop star is paying $10,000 per month for him to stay in a new apartment after he apparently moved out of her home in Thousand Oaks, California. This has not been confirmed by Sam's or Britney’s representatives.