Britney Spears has lost her first child with fiancé Sam Asghari.
The pop star broke the news of her miscarriage in a statement posted to her Instagram account on Sunday. “It is with our deepest sadness that we have to announce that we lost our miracle baby early in the pregnancy,” she and Asghari wrote in a joint statement. “This is a devastating time for any parent. Perhaps we should have waited to announce until we were further along. However, we were too excited to share the good news.”
Spears and Asghari went on to say that it is their “love for each other” that gives them strength in this difficult time. “We will keep trying to expand our beautiful family. We are grateful for all your support,” the couple continued. “We kindly ask for privacy during this difficult time.”
Spears and Asghari have been engaged since September of last year and first announced the pregnancy in April, about five months after Spears’ 13-year conservatorship ended. In response to Spears’ Instagram post, Asghari commented, “We’re going to have a miracle soon ❤️.”
Spears shares her teenage sons Jayden and Preston with her ex-husband Kevin Federline. Her Instagram ad can be found below.