May 16, 2022 – Britney Spears and her fiancé, Sam Asghari, announced over the weekend that the singer had a miscarriage.

The news comes a little over a month after Spears, 40, revealed that she was pregnant and about 6 months after she was released from a 13-year conservatorship.

“It is with our deepest sadness we have to announce that we lost our miracle baby early in the pregnancy,” Spears wrote in an Instagram post on Saturday.

“This is a devastating time for any parent. Perhaps we should have waited to announce until we were further along,” she said. “However, we were overly excited to share the good news.”

Spears announced that she was pregnant on April 11 after the couple traveled to Hawaii, and Asghari confirmed the news in his own Instagram announcement. At that time, Spears said that before, she had perinatal depression and that “women didn’t talk about it back then.”

Spears has two teenage sons, Jayden and Preston, with her ex-husband Kevin Federline. She and Asghari have been engaged since September, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

During court proceedings to end the conservatorship last year, Spears testified the arrangement prevented her from marrying or removing an IUD form of birth control, according to The New York Times. Reproductive rights advocates said that forced birth control was legally questionable and violated Spears’s autonomy. A Los Angeles judge ended the conservatorship, and Spears announced her engagement.

In Saturday’s post, Spears and Asghari said they will still try for another baby.

“Our love for each other is our strength. We will continue trying to expand our beautiful family,” she wrote. “We are grateful for all of your support. We kindly ask for privacy during this difficult moment.”

Show Sources

Instagram: @britneyspears, May 14, 2022; @britneyspears, April 11, 2022.

The Hollywood Reporter: “Britney Spears Announces She’s Had a Miscarriage: ‘This Is a Devastating Time for Any Parent.’”

The New York Times: “‘We Lost Our Miracle Baby,’ Britney Spears Shares.”

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