Pop icon Britney Spears turned a year older as she celebrated her 40th birthday on Thursday (December 2) with beau Sam Asghari in an intimate celebration.
The Gimme More star said she 'truly feels like herself' on the big day, after a Los Angeles judge ordered for her conservatorship to be terminated last month.
Taking to her Instagram handle, the Baby One More Time crooner shared a few loved-up pictures with her fiancé and penned a heartfelt note. In the caption, she said, “Oh the precious joy today !!! Me and my fiancé are so excited to be going away …. as you can see I’m not 800 pounds like the paps have me in pics … I’ve been working out and it’s real … whatever !!!!”
She concluded her note on, “God thank you for being able to go out of the country !!!! I am blessed !!!!”
Spears also shared a few glimpses into her lavish birthday celebrations. Sharing the video, the captioned it as, “’m so blessed and grateful !!!! Tears of joy today … Thank you for all the b-day wishes !!!! Psss I didn’t even drink the champagne no lie !!!!”
According to a source cited by E! News, the Toxic singer and her fiancé Asghari are "so excited to celebrate" her special day.
"It's the first birthday where Britney doesn't feel like she's just withering away," the source said. "This year, they're happy to celebrate Britney getting older because she's finally growing into her true self."
The insider added of the pop star, "She finally feels like she has purpose and Britney wants to celebrate that to the fullest."
According to the source, Sam is "going all out on gifts for Britney" as the couple "want to completely live it up and not be low-key about it."