Britney Spears shared that she and partner Sam Asghari are expecting a baby months after her conservatorship troubles with her father ended.
On Monday, the singer told her 40 million Instagram followers that she was having a baby with partner Sam Asghari. Spears posted on her account that she had lost weight to go on her recent Maui vacation, only to gain it back.
She wrote that Asghari told her she was “food pregnant.”
“So I got a pregnancy test … and uhhhhh well … I am having a baby,” Spears wrote. Spears and Asghari, who got engaged in September 2021, have been open about their desire to have a child together.
During court testimonies last year as Spears sought to end the conservatorship that had controlled her life for more than a decade, she testified that she wanted to have a baby but that her court-ordered conservators prohibited her from getting off of birth control.
Also, the form of legal guardianship known as a conservatorship, set up by her father in 2008 after she experienced a public mental health crisis, meant she could not make her own decisions about her medical care. Based on the singer’s accounts, the legal arrangement included control over her reproductive health.
“I have an [IUD] inside of myself right now so I don’t get pregnant… but this so-called team won’t let me go to the doctor to take it out because they don’t want me to have children,” she said. “So basically, this conservatorship is doing me way more harm than good. I want to be able to get married and have a baby,” she added.
“I was told right now in the conservatorship I am not able to get married and have a baby.”
Britney Spears and Sam Asghari are expecting a baby
In December, she teased followers with news of a “new addition to the family” before introducing the world to her Australian Shepherd puppy named Sawyer.
The singer posted on Monday that she “won’t be going out as much” to prevent paparazzi from getting photos of her pregnant, which they sell to make money. She also said the pregnancy would likely be “hard” as she had previously experienced perinatal depression – the medical term for depression occurring any time between becoming pregnant to about a year after giving birth.
She said it was “absolutely horrible” and was rarely talked about in the past because “some people considered it dangerous if a woman complained like that with a baby inside her”.
But the singer – who has two children from her marriage to Kevin Federline – said she was grateful that it was no longer necessary to keep that pain a secret. She is the mother of two teen sons, Sean and Jayden, with ex-husband Federline.