Britney Spears and Sam Asghari have announced that they have lost their “miracle baby”.
A month after Spears revealed they were expecting their first child together, the couple released a joint statement on Instagram confirming they had lost their little one “early in pregnancy.”
“It is with our greatest sadness that we have to announce that we have lost our miracle baby early in pregnancy,” Spears and Asghari wrote on May 14. “This is a devastating time for any parent.”
The couple, who have previously spoken of wanting to have children together, acknowledged that they “may have had to wait to announce until we were further along” in their pregnancy journey.
However, they simply said they were “too excited to share the good news” with the rest of the world at the time.
Amid this incredibly difficult time, Spears and Asghari revealed that they lean on each other for support, writing, “Our love for each other is our strength.”
The couple, who got engaged last September, also shared that they still hope to “expand our beautiful family” together in the future.
Spears is already a mom to two sons, Sean Preston, 16, and Jayden James, 15, whom she shares with ex-husband Kevin Federline.
“We are grateful for all of your support,” Spears and Asghari concluded. “We kindly ask for privacy during this difficult time.”
After posting their statement on Instagram, Asghari commented, “We will soon have a miracle [heart emoji].”
Spears announced that she and her fiancé were expecting their first child together in an April 11 Instagram post. After noticing she had gained weight after the couple’s trip to Maui, Spears revealed, “So I took a pregnancy test…and well…I’m having a baby.”