Britney Spears reports on Instagram that she had a miscarriage. “We lost our miracle baby early in the pregnancy,” writes the American singer. “This is crushing for any parent.”
The desire to have another child was one of the main motivations for the 40-year-old singer to challenge her family supervision order last year. For fourteen years her life was determined by her father because she was not supposed to be able to take care of herself. That also meant she was forced to use birth control.
In November, a judge ended the receivership after Spears appealed and fans protested. In April, she announced she was expecting her boyfriend, 28-year-old Sam Asghari.
“Maybe we should have waited until later in the pregnancy to announce it, but we were so excited about the good news,” she wrote in the Instagram post. “Our love for each other is our strength. We will continue to try to expand our beautiful family.”
Spears already has two teenage sons with ex Kevin Federline.