On Saturday, Britney Spears and Sam Asghari shared sad news with their fans. In a joint Instagram statement, the couple revealed they’ve experienced a pregnancy loss. They first announced they were expecting on April 11.
In the post, the couple asked for privacy as they deal with the loss as a family. “It is with our deepest sadness we have to announce that we’ve lost our miracle baby early in the pregnancy,” they wrote. “This is a devastating time for any family. Perhaps we should have waited to announce until we were further along. However, we were overly excited to share the good news.”
The couple went on to highlight their strength and their continued desire to expand their family in the future. “Our love for each other is our strength,” Spears and Asghari’s statement read. “We will continue trying to expand out beautiful family. We are grateful for all of your support. We kindly ask for privacy during this difficult moment.”
This would have been the couple’s first child together. Spears shares two sons, 16-year-old Sean and 15-year-old Jayden, with Kevin Federline. When they first announced the pregnancy, Asghari wrote on Instagram, “Marriage and kids are a natural part of a strong relationship filled with love and respect. Fatherhood is something i have always looked forward to and i don’t take lightly. It is the most important job i will ever do.”
Support for the couple is pouring in from fans and celebrity friends alike. Gabrielle Union, who has been open about her own experience with miscarriages, shared a series of prayer hands, while Andy Cohen simply posted five hearts. Singer Christina Perri added, “so sorry.”
For their part, Spears and Asghari expressed gratitude for everyone’s support in the caption to their post. “We are grateful for what we have in the process of expanding our beautiful family Thank you for your support,” they wrote.