Britney Spears Announces Miscarriage On Instagram

Daniel Mitchell-Benoit
Britney and Sam sitting at their table at the GLAAD awards in 2018.
Getty | J. Merritt

Britney Spears has announced the early miscarriage of her baby with actor Sam Asghari on Instagram. She had wanted a baby with Asghari for some time now but wasn't given the freedom to do thanks to her now-ended conservatorship.

She shared the news in an Instagram post where she explains how excited she was for the pregnancy, but is now seeking strength, grateful for all the support she's received thus far.

Britney Spears made a heart-breaking announcement on Instagram.

She had a miscarriage.

"It is with our deepest sadness we have to announce that we have lost our miracle baby early in the pregnancy," she wrote.

"Perhaps we should have waited to announce [...]."

Britney and Sam sitting at their table at the GLAAD awards in 2018.
Getty | J. Merritt

This development comes just five weeks after she announced she was pregnant on Instagram.

"We kindly ask for privacy during this difficult moment," her post reads before signing off with her and her partner, Sam Asghari's, names.

Though it's a tragic moment, she still has hope.

Spears in a black dress at her residency announcement in 2018.
Getty | Gabe Ginsberg

"Our love for each other is our strength," she writes about her and Sam's relationship, "We will continue trying to expand our beautiful family.

The caption reads, "We are grateful for what we have in the process of expanding our beautiful family. Thank you for your support."

This comes after she was barred from having children for years.

Spears and Asghari at the premiere for  "Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood" in 2019.
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During her hearing regarding her conservatorship, Spears told Judge Brenda Penny that her handlers not only prevented her from marrying Asghari, but from having children with him as well, fitting her with an intrauterine birth control device.

Her statement on the matter was frightening.

"I wanted to take the (IUD) out so I could start trying to have another baby. But this so-called team won’t let me go to the doctor to take it out because they don’t want me to have children – any more children."

She was then freed from her 14-year conservatorship.

The court ruled in her favor in November of 2021, and she announced her recent pregnancy this past April, quick to follow her dreams of having another child and building a family with Asghari.

We're keeping her in our hearts.

Miscarriages are emotionally and often physically agonizing. Her asking for privacy is no surprise given the circumstances, and we can only hope she won't feel pressured to share more than she already has.

If someone you know is in need of support after the loss of a pregnancy, there are resources such as Share Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support and March of Dimes.