Britney Spears has revealed that she had a miscarriage.
Just weeks after revealing they are expecting their first child together, Spears, 40, and fiancé Sam Asghari, 28, announced on Saturday via a joint statement on Instagram that they have lost their “miracle baby.”
“It is with our deepest sadness that we have to announce that we have lost our miracle baby early in the pregnancy,” wrote the couple, who became engaged in September 2021. “This is a devastating time for any parent. Perhaps we should have waited to announce until we had moved on. However, we were overly excited to share the good news.”
“Our love for each other is our strength,” the statement continued. “We continue to try to expand our beautiful family. We are grateful for all the support. We kindly ask for privacy during this difficult time.”
In the caption, Spears thanked her fans and followers for their support, adding, “We are grateful for what we have in the process of expanding our beautiful family.”
Asghari added in the comments: “We will have a miracle soon.”
Friends and fans of Spears and Asghari sent their prayers and left messages of love and support for the couple amid this difficult time.
“I’m sorry for your loss, sister,” Spears’ friend Paris Hilton wrote. “Always here for you. I send you so much love [red heart emoji]† I love you very much, B.”
“Sorry,” singer Christina Perri said, while Chloe Morello wrote, “I’m so sorry, Britney & Sam.”
“Lots of love to you both,” said Hayden Williams. “I send you love, dear Britney,” added Rafael De La Fuente.
Spears announced last month that she was expecting her third child. In an April 11 Instagram post, she shared that she lost a lot of weight for their Maui trip “just to get it back.”
“My husband said, ‘No, you’re food pregnant stupid!!!’ So I got a pregnancy test… and uhhh well… I’m having a baby,” she wrote at the time. “It’s growing!!! If there’s 2 in there…I could just lose it.”
The “Toxic” hitmaker is mother to sons Sean Preston, 16, and Jayden, 15, who she shares with ex-husband Kevin Federline.
Asghari also expressed his joy and excitement at their upcoming bundle of joy. The personal trainer said he was looking forward to becoming a father for the first time.
“Marriage and children are a natural part of a strong relationship full of love and respect,” Asghari wrote on Instagram after his fiancé announced her pregnancy. “Fatherhood is something I’ve always looked forward to and I don’t take it lightly. It’s the most important job I’ll ever do.”