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Octavia Spencer Apologizes To Britney Spears & Fiancé Sam Asghari After 'Prenup' Remark, Says She Didn't Intend To 'Cause Pain'

Sep. 15 2021, Published 2:06 p.m. ET

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Octavia Spencer is making amends with the queen of pop.

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After Britney Spears emphatically announced she and longtime beau Sam Asghari were engaged on Sunday, September 12, The Help star advised the Crossroads actress to get a prenuptial agreement.

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Make him sign a prenup,” the 51-year-old commented, which caught the eye of the hunky male model, as he quipped back, "💯", tagging Spencer.

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The Oscar winner’s snarky remark went viral and quickly became the most liked comment on the since-deleted engagement post.

After a few days of pondering, Spencer released an apology via social media.

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“Y’all, a few days ago Sam and Britney announced their engagement and me being me I made a joke,” she captioned a stunning snap of the newly-engaged duo via Instagram on Wednesday, September 15.

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She continued: “My intention was to make them laugh, not cause pain. I’ve reached out to this lovely couple privately to apologize and now want to restore just a smidge of happiness they were robbed of.”

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“Britney’s fans have seen her through a lot of pain and she’s found happiness. We’re thrilled for her,” she added, before instructing her followers to show the duo some “love” in the comments section, noting “#nonegativity.”

Asghari responded to the kind gesture, saying, “You are very kind to clarify but I have no hard feelings whatsoever. Jokes and misconceptions come with the territory. 🙏 💯 ❤️.”

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Others flooded her post with praise, commenting they knew her joke came from a place of love. “Love you big sis! I knew you were joking cuz I could just hear your voice saying it! But it’s good to clarify when we’re misunderstood, so I commend you for your apology. ❤️,” her Truth Be Told costar Tracie Thoms commented, while many shared heart emojis.

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Spears herself though won’t be able to see the heartfelt apology on Instagram, as she suddenly deleted her account on Wednesday, September 14, prompting panic amongst her followers.

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Worried fans can breathe a sigh of relief, as a source exclusively spilled to OK! the mom-of-two is only stepping away from social media for the time being. “Britney's Instagram is down temporarily,” the insider dished, adding: “but won't be forever.”

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