Britney Spears has revealed that she has suffered a miscarriage.
Spears and partner Sam Asghari announced the loss of their baby in a joint statement on Instagram. “It is with deepest sadness 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.
“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,” the post continued. “We will continue trying to expand our beautiful family.”
The pop star, who has two sons, Sean Preston, 16, and Jayden James, 15, with ex-husband, Kevin Federline, announced that she was expecting a baby in April and also opened up about the struggles of her previous pregnancies.
“When I was pregnant I had perinatal depression. I have to say it is absolutely horrible… women didn’t talk about it back then … some people considered it dangerous if a woman complained like that with a baby inside her. But now women talk about it everyday.”
At the time, Asghari wrote about his excitement at the prospect of becoming a father. ”Fatherhood is something I have always looked forward to and I don’t take lightly. It is the most important job I will ever do.”
Asghari, 28, was born in Tehran, Iran, but moved to the US to be with his father when he was 12 years old. The couple met in 2016, on the set of Spears's Slumber Party video.
The singer's pregnancy came a few months after her 13-year-long conservatorship finally ended, during which she claimed she had been forced to remain on birth control to prevent her from having another child.
Spears in February signed a book deal for a reported $15 million, which will chronicle her life before and during her conservatorship.