Pop star Britney Spears said in an Instagram post on Saturday that her surprise pregnancy, which she announced last month, ended in a miscarriage.
“It is with our deepest sadness that we must announce that we lost our miraculous baby early in the pregnancy,” the 40-year-old singer wrote in a joint message with her partner Sam Asghari.
Spears announced the pregnancy on April 11 in an Instagram post, saying, “So I got a pregnancy test and uhhhhh well, I have a baby.”
The news came five months after a Los Angeles judge dissolved a conservatory that Spears’ father had long supervised – an arrangement that, according to the singer, prevented her from having a contraceptive IUD removed despite her desire for more children.
In their post Saturday, Spears and Asghari added that they “will continue to try to expand our beautiful family … We kindly ask for privacy during this difficult moment.”
Spears said in her post announcing her pregnancy that she would lie down during pregnancy to avoid paparazzi, and that she had previously suffered from perinatal depression, which she described as “absolutely awful”.
She is already the mother of two teenage sons, Sean and Jayden, along with her ex-husband Kevin Federline.
Asghari and Spears met in 2016 when they played together in a music video for her single “Slumber Party”.
After announcing their engagement late last year, Spears has since begun referring to her 28-year-old partner as her “husband.”
When Spears announced she was pregnant, Asghari said in a separate Instagram post “fatherhood is something I have always been looking forward to and I do not take it lightly. It is the most important job I will ever do.”
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