Britney Spears marries fiancé Sam Asghari

Britney Spears has married fiancé Sam Asghari, seven months after being freed from a conservatorship that she said had prevented her from getting wed.

The couple tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in Los Angeles on Thursday.

Last year, the pop star, 40, told a court the controversial 13-year legal guardianship had meant she was "not able to get married and have a baby".

The arrangement ended in November and she later got pregnant, but announced in May she had suffered a miscarriage.

Shortly before the wedding, a former husband of the star was restrained outside her home after trying to gatecrash the event. 

Jason Alexander, who was married to Spears for just under 55 hours in 2004, managed to enter the property briefly, live-streaming himself as he passed a security guard and other people.