Britney Spears has announced that she has “lost” her pregnancy a month after revealing she was expecting her first child with her partner, the actor Sam Asghari. “It is with our deepest sadness we have to announce that we have lost our miracle baby early in the pregnancy,” she and Asghari posted on Instagram. “This is a devastating time for any parent. Perhaps we should have waited to announce until we were further along. However, we were overly excited to share the good news… We kindly ask for privacy during this difficult moment.”
In their Instagram post, Spears and Asghari also said they will “continue trying to expand our beautiful family” despite the loss. The two met back in 2016. This past September, Spears announced her engagement to Asghari. In recent Instagram posts, the singer has called Asghari her husband.
Spears, who is 40 years old, has two sons—16-year-old Sean Preston and 15-year-old Jayden James—with her ex-husband Kevin Federline. This would have been her third child overall and her first since the dissolution of her conservatorship.
Spears’ life and finances were controlled by a court-mandated conservatorship from 2008 until its termination in November 2021. For much of its existence, the conservatorship was overseen by Spears’ father James “Jamie” Spears. During a bombshell hearing last June, Britney Spears alleged that she was not allowed to get married, have children, or have an IUD removed due to the conservatorship.
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