Spears had announced the pregnancy in an Instagram post on April 11 and said “So I took a pregnancy test … and ehhhhh yes … I’m going to have a baby.” The news came five months after a Los Angeles judge disbanded a conservatory long overseen by Spears’ father – an arrangement the singer said had prevented her from having a contraceptive IUD removed despite her desire for more children.
In their post on Saturday, Spears and Asghari added that they “will continue to try to expand our beautiful family … We kindly ask for privacy during this difficult time.” Spears had said in her post when she announced her pregnancy that she would lie low during the pregnancy to avoid paparazzi, and that she had previously suffered from perinatal depression, which she described as “absolutely horrible”.
She is already the mother of two teenage sons, Sean and Jayden, with her ex-husband Kevin Federline.
Asghari and Spears met in 2016 when they appeared in a music video for her single “Slumber Party”.
After announcing his engagement late last year, Spears has since begun referring to his 28-year-old partner as his “husband”.
When Spears announced that she was pregnant, Asghari said in a separate Instagram post that “fatherhood is something I have always looked forward to and I do not take it lightly. It is the most important job I will ever do.”