Britney Spears announced on May 14 that she had suffered a miscarriage. The singer revealed that she was pregnant last month with her partner Sam Asghari.
A month after announcing on Instagram that she was pregnant, the pop star posted an update saying that she suffered a miscarriage, writing: “We have lost our miracle baby.”
“It is with our deepest sadness we have to announce that we have lost our miracle baby early in the pregnancy,” the couple said in a statement on Spears’ 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. Our love for each other is our strength. We will continue trying to expand our beautiful family. We are grateful for all of your support. We kindly ask for privacy during this difficult time.”
Spears has two sons a 15 and 16 year old with her ex-husband Kevin Federline. She has been dating model Asghari since 2016 and the duo announced their engagement in 2021.
Spears pregnancy announcement last month was viewed by many as a declaration of freedom after she had finally come out of a conservatorship that had been part of her life since she was in her 20’s.
The conservatorship had granted rights to overseee her personal and financial life to her father James P.Spears as there had been concerns over her mental health and possible drug addiction.
When the conservatorship had been dissolved last year, Spears testified that the arrangement had been cruel and she said that she was not even allowed to remove her intrauterine device (IUD).
“I want to be able to get married and have a baby,” Spears had said. “I was told right now in the conservatorship I am not able to get married or have a baby.”
Her statement had caused an uproar among reproductive rights advocates as forced birth control is seen to be a violation of human rights.
Shortly after her conservatorship ended, Spears announced her engagement to boyfriend Asghari, an actor and fitness trainer.
Asghari had met Spears while working on a music video for her song “Slumber Party”.
Spears announced that she was pregnant on April 11, posting a photograph of pink flowers on Instagram and writing: “So I got a pregnancy test … and uhhhhh well … I am having a baby.”
The message posted on Spears’s Instagram on May 14 expressed gratitude for fans’ support. “Our love for each other is our strength,” it added. “We will continue trying to expand our beautiful family.”