Britney Spears says she lost a baby early in her pregnancy.
Spears announced the loss on Instagram on Saturday in a joint post with her fiancé, Sam Asghari. The pop superstar, who was given her freedom from a conservatory that ruled her life for more than a decade, said in April that she was expecting a child with Asghari.
“It is with deepest sadness that we have to announce that we have lost our miracle baby early in the pregnancy. This is a devastating time for any parent,” the post said.
“Maybe we should have waited to announce it until we got further along, but we were overly excited to share the good news.
“Our love for each other is our strength,” the post read. “We will continue to try to expand our beautiful family.”
Spears, 40, has said she longed for a baby with 28-year-old Asghari, a personal trainer, but also said the nearly 14-year-old custody battle ended by a judge last year forced her to give birth at birth. to stay. check.
“I want to be able to get married and have a baby,” she told the court last year. “I was told at this point in the conservatory that I cannot get married or have a baby.”
The two met in 2016 on the set of her Slumber Party video.
Spears and Asghari became engaged in September last year, days after her father filed a petition to end the conservatory. The singer had told the court that she wanted to marry Asghari, but that she was not even allowed to drive with him under the conservatory. Spears joked in September that the proposal was “far too late”.
Spears has two sons with ex-husband Kevin Federline.