Britney Spears announced on Saturday that she had miscarried.
“It is with our deepest sadness that we announce that we have lost our miracle baby early in the pregnancy,” the pop singer said in an Instagram post signed by Spears and her fiance, 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 Instagram followers that she was pregnant with her third child.
She expressed concern about having perinatal depression in the past.
“I have to say it’s absolutely horrible 😔…women didn’t talk about it back then…some people thought it was dangerous for a woman to complain like that with a baby inside her…but now women talk about it every day…not having to keep this pain like a secret secret 🤫 😬😬😬…”, she wrote.
Spears and Asghari, 28, got engaged in September after dating for nearly 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 the love between her and Asghari provides strength and asked for privacy “during this difficult time”.