"Congratulations, girl!" Backstreet Boys star AJ gushed to E! News at the 2001 MTV VMAs. "You deserve nothing but the best." Seemingly referencing Britney's conservatorship battle, he noted she's "been through enough hell" and expressed his desire for her to have "continued love and success and joy in your life."
Britney announced her engagement to Sam by posting an Instagram video of herself flashing her four-carat, solitaire-diamond ring and writing "I can't f--king believe it."
A source close to Sam described the proposal as "very private...romantic" and everything Britney wanted. "Sam has been dying to propose to Britney and knew this was finally the right time," the insider added. "They are so happy to be able to share this new chapter together."
As for how Sam popped the question, another source said it was at Britney's home and that she was "ecstatic."
"She's wanted this for a long time and her dream finally came true," this insider continued. "They are celebrating at the house and enjoying this day together just the two of them."
Britney isn't the only one starting a new chapter. Back in June, Lance announced that he and his husband Michael Turchin are expecting twins, a boy and a girl, via surrogate.
"I think the holidays are going to be so special with kids," he told E! at the VMAs. "I love Halloween, I love Christmas, so seeing it through a kids' eyes I think is going to bring that magic back."
Watch the video to see Lance, AJ and Nick's interview.