"Perhaps we should have waited to announce until we were further along, however we were overly excited to shared the good news," the couple shared, in a joint statement.
Trigger Warning: This story mentions miscarriage which may be disturbing to readers.
Britney Spears and Sam Asghari have tragically lost their baby to a miscarriage.
This devastating news comes just about a month after Spears first announced she and Asghari were "having a baby" after their vacation in Hawaii.
"It is with our deepest sadness we have to announce that we have lost our miracle baby early in the pregnancy," they shared in the post on social media. "This is a devastating time for any parent. 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. We will continue trying to expand our beautiful family. We are grateful for all of your support. We kindly ask for privacy during this difficult moment," the couple concluded.
Spears had announced in April 2022 that Asghari and she were expecting their first child together.
"I lost so much weight to go on my Maui trip only to gain it back… I thought 'Geez… what happened to my stomach ???' My husband said 'No you're food pregnant silly!!!' So I got a pregnancy test... and uhhhhh well… I am having a baby…" she wrote at the time.
The Gimme More singer had mentioned that she will be staying out of the public's eye during her pregnancy journey because she doesn't want the paparazzi to make money off her. She had also shared that it was hard going public with her pregnancies the first two times, recalling how it took a toll on her mental health.
"It’s hard because when I was pregnant I had perinatal depression … I have to say it is absolutely horrible," she wrote. "Women didn’t talk about it back then … some people considered it dangerous if a woman complained like that with a baby inside her … but now women talk about it every day... thank Jesus we don’t have to keep that pain a reserved proper secret."
Spears—who is mom to sons Sean Preston, 16, and Jayden James, 15 (with ex-husband Kevin Federline)—began dating Asghari, 28—personal trainer and actor—after they starred together in her "Slumber Party" music video in 2016, according to PEOPLE.
The two announced their engagement in September 2021, before her conservatorship was terminated in November. Asghari's manager Brandon Cohen told PEOPLE that he is "proud to celebrate and confirm the engagement."
Spear's pregnancy announcement and miscarriage news come after the Baby, One More Time singer, who was freed from her 13-year-long conservatorship in November 2021, spoke out about the abuse she endured over the years at the hands of her father, Jamie Spears, Bessemer Trust Co., and professional conservator Jodi Montgomery.
When addressing the court in June 2021, Spears said that her conservators have complete control over her and her body, adding that her conservators would not let her remove an intrauterine device (IUD) so she could have more children.
The couple had also been gearing up for their wedding when they were struck by the heartbreaking news that they lost their baby.
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