Britney Spears shared devastating news on her Instagram account on Saturday.
The singer, 40, announced in a joint statement with her fiancé Sam Asghari via Instagram on Saturday that she had suffered a miscarriage.
“We lost our miracle baby early in the pregnancy,” the statement read. “Maybe we should have waited to announce until we were more advanced, but we were too excited to share the good news.”
The couple have asked for privacy during this “difficult” time.
The post, signed “Sam & Britney,” also included a caption:
“We are grateful for what we have in the process of growing our beautiful family 💝 Thank you for your support.”
Spears is a mother of two sons with her ex-husband Kevin Federline – Sean Preston, 16, and Jayden James, 15. She seemed delighted to share the news that she was expecting her first child with longtime partner Asghari in April.
“I took a pregnancy test…and uhhhhh well…I’m having a baby,” Spears wrote in a Instagram post last month.
Asghari was also excited at the time, sharing on Instagram that “fatherhood is something I’ve always looked forward to”.
The loss comes after Spears expressed a desire to have more children.
In November, a judge Spears conservatorship dissolvedending a legal arrangement that placed her under the guardianship of her father and strictly limited her personal and financial freedoms for more than 13 years.
During the track, Spears said guardianship restrictions prevented her from getting married and having a baby..
In the couple’s joint statement on Saturday, they said they were not giving up on their dream of having more children.
“We will continue to try to expand our beautiful family,” the statement read.