Britney Spears has announced that she has suffered a miscarriage.
Just weeks after revealing that they are expecting their first child together, Spears, 40, and her fiancé Sam Asghari, 28, announced in a joint statement on Instagram on Saturday that they had 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 it until we were further along. However, we were too excited to share the good news.”
“Our love for each other is our strength,” the statement continued. “We will continue to try to expand our beautiful family. We are grateful for all the support. We ask for privacy during this difficult time.”
In the caption, Spears thanked her fans and supporters for their support, adding, “We are grateful for what we have in the process of expanding our beautiful family.”
Asghari added in the comments: “Soon we will have a miracle.”
Friends and fans of Spears and Asghari sent their prayers and left messages of love and support for the couple in the midst of this difficult time.
“I’m so sorry for your loss sis,” Spears’ friend Paris Hilton wrote. “Always here for you. Sending you so much love [red heart emoji]. I love you so much, B.
“I’m so sorry,” singer Christina Perri commented, while Chloe Morello wrote, “I’m so sorry Britney and Sam.”
“Much love to both of you,” commented Hayden Williams. “Sending you love sweet Britney,” added Rafael De La Fuente.
Spears announced that she was expecting her third child last month. In an Instagram post from April 11, she shared that she lost a lot of weight for her trip to Maui “just to get it back.”
“My husband was like, ‘Wow! So I took a pregnancy test…and uhhhhh well…I’m having a baby!” she wrote at the time. “It’s growing!!! If there are 2 in there…I might lose it.”
The “toxic” hitmaker is mother to sons Sean Preston, 16, and Jayden, 15, whom she shares with ex-husband Kevin Federline.
Asghari also expressed her joy and excitement for her upcoming bundle of joy. The personal trainer said that he was looking forward to being a father for the first time.
“Marriage and children are a natural part of a strong relationship filled with love and respect,” Asghari wrote on Instagram after his fiancee 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.”