Just over a month after Britney Spears announced she was pregnant with her third child, the singer shared on Instagram a devastating update: She has miscarried. Spears opened up about the pregnancy loss in an emotional statement that was posted to Instagram alongside her partner Sam Asghari.
“It is with our deepest sadness we have to announce that we have lost our miracle baby early in the pregnancy,” the couple shared in their statement. “This is a devastating time for any parent. Perhaps we should have waiting 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 moment.”
“We are grateful for what we have in the process of expanding our beautiful family. Thank you for your support,” Spears added in the caption.
Last month Spears shared that she had experienced perinatal depression during her earlier pregnancies but didn’t feel comfortable disclosing that until this pregnancy. “Some people considered it dangerous if a woman complained like that with a baby inside her,” she wrote, “but now women talk about it everyday… thank Jesus we don’t have to keep that pain a reserved proper secret!”
Britney Spears currently has two children—Sean and Jayden—with her ex-husband Kevin Federline, and she’s spoken before about wanting more children with Asghari. “I wanted to take the IUD out, so I could start trying to have another baby,” Spears told the court as she was petitioning to end her conservatorship. “But they don’t want me to have…any more children. So basically, this conservatorship is doing me way more harm than good. I deserve to have a life.”