Britney Spears says she lost a baby early in her pregnancy.
Spears announced the loss on Instagram Saturday in a joint post with her partner, Sam Asghari. The pop superstar, who won her freedom from a legal guardianship that controlled her life for more than a decade, said in April that she was expecting a child with Asghari.
“It is with deep sadness that we have to announce that we have lost our miracle baby in early pregnancy. This is a devastating time for any parent,” the post said. “Maybe we should have waited to announce until we were more advanced, but we were too excited to share the good news.”
“Our love for each other is our strength,” the post said. “We will continue to try to expand our beautiful family.”
Spears, 40, said she was longing for a baby with Asghari, 28, a personal trainer, but also said the nearly 14-year-old conservatorship that ended last year forced her to stay on birth control.
The two met on the set of her Slumber party video in 2016.
Spears also has two older sons with ex-husband Kevin Federline.