Britney Spears announces she's sadly suffered a miscarriage

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Photo credit: David Crotty - Getty Images
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Britney Spears and her fiancé Sam Asghari have shared the heartbreaking news that they've suffered a miscarriage, just over a month after they announced the singer's pregnancy.

Taking to Instagram in a joint post, the pair told their fans: "It is with our deepest sadness we have to announce that we have lost our miracle baby early in the pregnancy."

The couple went on, "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."

They ended their post by sharing their appreciation for the support of their loyal followers and asked for privacy at this incredibly tough time. In the caption, Britney and Sam wrote: "We are grateful for what we have in the process of expanding our beautiful family. Thank you for your support."

In the comments section, fans flooded the couple with heartwarming messages. "Oh my gosh so sorry for your loss," wrote one person, with someone else commenting: "Sending love, light and strength to you both."

The tragic news comes just weeks after the couple announced they were expecting a child. Sharing the news in an Instagram post on 11 April, Britney said, "I lost so much weight to go on my Maui trip only to gain it… 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."

In the same post, the musician – who has two sons, a 15-year-old and a 16-year-old, from her previous relationship with Kevin Federline – explained she'd suffered with perinatal depression in her earlier pregnancies. "It’s hard because when I was pregnant I had perinatal depression… I have to say it is absolutely horrible," she told her fans. "Some people considered it dangerous if a woman complained like that with a baby inside her," she added, "but now women talk about it everyday."

Our thoughts are with Britney and Sam at this incredibly difficult time.

If you're looking for support or more information about premature births, stillbirths or miscarriage, Tommy's have a free helpline 0800 0147 800 (open 9-5, Monday to Friday). There's also a Facebook group.


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