Britney Spears has revealed she lost her ‘miracle baby’ in a heartbreaking announcement posted a month after she first shared her pregnancy.
The singer, 40, who announced she and fiance Sam Asghari were expecting their first child together last month, broke the sad news in a statement posted to her Instagram account on Saturday.
‘It is with our deepest sadness we have to announce that we have lost our miracle baby early in the pregnancy,’ the message read.
‘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.’
The couple said they would continue in their attempts to have another child.
‘Our love for each other is our strength. We will continue trying to expand our beautiful family. We are grateful for all your support. We kindly ask for privacy during this difficult moment.’
The message was signed off by Britney and her fiance.
‘We are grateful for what we have in the process of expanding our beautiful family,’ she captioned the post. ‘Thank you for your support.’
Sam, who also posted the statement to his account, commented on Britney’s post: ‘We will have a miracle soon (red heart emoji).’
Britney announced her pregnancy last month on her Instagram account.
‘I lost so much weight to go on my Maui trip only to gain it back,’ she posted at the time. ‘… I thought “Geez … what happened to my stomach ???” My husband said “No you’re food pregnant silly!!!” So I got a pregnancy test … and uhhhhh well … I am having a baby.
‘… 4 days later I got a little more food pregnant. t’s growing !!! If 2 are in there … I might just lose it.’
Britney already has two children from her previous marriage to Kevin Federline, sons Jayden, 15, and Sean, 16.
The Toxic singer had been updating fans on her pregnancy on her Instagram account these past few weeks.
In a recent post, she discussed her mood swings and food cravings.
‘Being pregnant my hormones are kinda stupid… but it’s weird I want to jump out of the car and run naked like Will Ferrell in “Old School”…
‘yep pregnant lady running through don’t mind me and I’m hot as f**k here… I thought pizza looked great but it tasted like salami!!! I hated it, but the looks of it can be deceiving… I will say it tasted like sh*t… goodnight… it’s pickle time!!!’
Sam initially met Spears in October of 2016 when they worked together on her video Slumber Party, and they began dating soon thereafter.
They became engaged in September 2021.
Last year Britney claimed she was forced onto birth control while she was under her 13-year-long conservatorship, which terminated last November.
In a court hearing in June last year, Britney spoke out against her conservatorship publicly, as she said she feels ‘traumatized’ by the controlling system she has been placed under.
She said: ‘I am not happy, I can’t sleep. I’m so angry, it’s insane. And I’m depressed. I am traumatized. I just want my life back.
‘I want to end this conservatorship without being evaluated. This conservatorship is doing me way more harm than good. I deserve to have a life, I’ve worked my whole life. I deserve to have a two to three-year break.’
The Sometimes hitmaker accused her father and her conservatorship team of refusing to allow her to marry her boyfriend or have children with him.
Britney claimed her conservators have made her get an IUD as a form of birth control so she cannot currently have children, even though she wanted to ‘get married and have a baby.’
She added: ‘I have an IUD inside of myself so that I don’t get pregnant, but [my team doesn’t] want me to have any more children.’
The star slammed her situation as ‘abusive’, and even called for her father and those involved with her conservatorship to be ‘jailed’.
She fumed: ‘They have me going to therapy three times a week and to a psychiatrist.
‘I truly believe this conservatorship is abusive. I don’t feel like I can live a full life. In the meantime, I want this therapist to come to my home, I’m not willing to go to Westlake … They set me up by sending me to the most exposed places. I need your help.
‘My dad and anyone involved in this conservatorship, including my management … they should be in jail.’
Following Britney’s remote appearance in court, Jamie Spears’ legal team released a statement insisting he ‘loves his daughter very much’.
They said: ‘He is sorry to see is daughter suffering and in so much pain. Mr. Spears loves his daughter very much.’