On May 14, 2021, just a little over a month after Britney Spears announced she would be having her longed-for third child, the 40-year-old pop star took to Instagram to announce that she and her fiancé, Sam Asghari, had lost the baby.
“We are grateful for what we have in the process of expanding our beautiful family,” Spears wrote alongside an image of a message expressing the grief she and Asghari are feeling over their tragic and heartbreaking loss. “Thank you for your support.”
Both Spears and Asghari put their names below their message to fans and followers to show that the sentiments come from both of them. “It is with our deepest sadness we have to announce that we have lost our miracle baby early in the pregnancy. This is a devastating time for any parent,” the note read. “Perhaps we should have waited to announce until we were further along however we were overly excited to share the good news. Our love for each other is our strength.”
The couple also noted that they have not given up on their dreams for a child together and that they would try again. Spears and Asghari also asked for privacy as they mourn their sad loss.
Spears, who has been married twice before, is already mother to Sean Preston, 16, and Jayden James, 15, with second husband, Kevin Federline, according to Life & Style.