Britney Spears has announced that she’s pregnant with her third child.
Taking to Instagram, the pop star shared a lengthy message about the process of finding out she was expecting a child with fianceé Sam Asghari, while also referring to him as her “husband” and hinting at a secret wedding.
Alongside an image of flowers and a coffee cup, Spears wrote: “I lost so much weight to go on my Maui trip only to gain it back … 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. 4 days later I got a little more food pregnant. It’s growing !!! If 2 are in there … I might just loose [sic] it.”
Discussing her plans for her pregnancy, and difficulties she suffered in previous pregnancies, Spears added: “I obviously won’t be going out as much due to the paps getting their money shot of me like they unfortunately already have,” she continued. “It’s hard because when I was pregnant I had perinatal depression …
“I have to say it is absolutely horrible … women didn’t talk about it back then … some people considered it dangerous if a woman complained like that with a baby inside her … but now women talk about it everyday … thank Jesus we don’t have to keep that pain a reserved proper secret.”
She added: “This time I will be doing yoga every day !!! Spreading lots of joy and love.”
Spears has two sons – Sean Preston, 16, and Jayden James, 15 – from her previous marriage to Kevin Federline, and the news of her third pregnancy comes after she claimed she was forced to take birth control pills during her controversial and high-profile conservatorship.
In November Spears successfully won the battle to end her 13-year conservatorship under her father, and shared a letter she received from US congress congratulating her on the “historic victories” of her battle to be freed from the conservatorship.
In the letter dated December 1, 2021, Congress members Charlie Crist and Eric Swalwell wrote: “Your journey towards justice will inspire and empower many others who are improperly silenced by the conservatorship process.”
They stated that it was “especially troubling” to see that Spears was unable for years to hire her own counsel to represent her personal and financial interests. The letter also highlighted that Spears was allegedly forced to work against her will, something she spoke about in court in June 2021.
“To that end, we wanted to personally invite you and your counsel to meet with us in Congress at a mutually convenient time to describe in your own words how you achieved justice.”
Spears continued on her Instagram caption: “Because of the letter, I felt heard and like I mattered for the first time in my life !!!
“In a world where your own family goes against you, it’s actually hard to find people that get it and show empathy!!!!”