In recent years, numerous Hollywood celebrities made international headlines ... for dating Middle Eastern men

Rihanna, Janet Jackson, Kourtney Kardashian ... and Britney Spears, to name a few.

Back in 2016, rumors of Britney Spears' Iranian boyfriend Sam Asghari took the internet by storm ... until they were put to rest after the couple celebrated Asghari's 23rd birthday quite publicly in 2017.

On Monday, Spears reminded the world that the love is still going strong between the two.

"I've been with this man for over a year... every day he inspires me to be a better person and that makes me feel like the luckiest girl in the world!!" Spears wrote in a tweet.

Tears ... lots of them soon followed

Britney Spears' memes came to life

And GIFs of course...

"When you're happy, we're happy"

Two words: Couple Goals

"Your happiness is our happiness"

Relationship goals ... redefined

The way he looks at her

Cuteness Level: 100000000

Trips to Disneyland, too

Who is Sam Asghari?

Sam Asghari immigrated from Iran to the U.S. nearly a decade ago. He writes and reads Farsi ... and does his writing with an authentic quill pen. 

Asghari has over 258,000 followers on Instagram and describes himself as a personal trainer. He appeared on the October cover of "Muscle and Fitness" magazine. 

The couple first met on the set of Spears' music video for "Slumber Party" and things pretty much escalated since then.