“It is with our deepest sadness we have to announce that we have lost our miracle baby early in the pregnancy. 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. We are grateful for all of your support. We kindly ask for privacy during this difficult moment.”
The “Toxic” singer, 40, and her fiancé, Sam Asghari, shared the news in an Instagram post on Saturday.
“It is with our deepest sadness we have to announce that we have lost our miracle baby early in the pregnancy,” they said in a joint statement. “This is a devastating time for any parent.”
The couple questioned whether they should have waited until further into the pregnancy to announce it, but that “we were overly excited to share the good news.”
Spears announced she was pregnant on April 11 in an Instagram post in which she says she “got a pregnancy test … and uhhhhh well … I am having a baby.”