Britney Spears announced on Saturday that she had had a miscarriage.
“It is with our deepest sorrow that we must announce that we have lost our miracle child early in pregnancy,” said the pop singer in a Instagram posts signed by Spears and her fiancé, Sam Asghari, 28.
The 40-year-old musician said she and Asghari will “continue to try to expand our beautiful family.”
In early April, Spears told her followers on Instagram that she was pregnant with her third child.
She expressed concern about having had perinatal depression in the past.
“I have to say it’s absolutely awful 😔 … women did not talk about it then … some people thought it was dangerous if a woman complained like that with a baby in her … but now women talk about it every day … thank you Jesus, we do it I do not have to keep that pain as a reserved secret 🤫 😬😬😬 … “she wrote.
Spears and Asghari, 28, got engaged in September after dating for almost five years.
Spears has two teenage sons, Sean Preston Federline, 16, and Jayden James Federline, 15, from her previous marriage to Kevin Federline.
In her post on Saturday, she said that the love between her and Asghari gives strength, and she asked for integrity “during this difficult time.”