Inside Britney Spears’ battle to have a baby as she announces pregnancy months after breaking free of conservatorship
BRITNEY Spears announced that she's expecting a baby with fiancé Sam Asghari after months of buzz about another child for the star.
The Circus singer was open about the fact that she wanted another baby, but claimed her dad, Jamie Spears, wouldn't allow it during her conservatorship.
Britney, 40, announced her latest pregnancy on Instagram, sharing a photo of a tea cupand flowers with a long caption.
After months of talking about her desire to have more children, the Louisiana native revealed in her caption: "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."
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Sam later confirmed the news in a post of his own.
He shared a photo of three watercolor lions on Instagram, gushing about fatherhood in the caption.
The actor wrote: "Marriage and kids are a natural part of a strong relationship filled with love and respect.
"Fatherhood is something I have always looked forward to and I don't take lightly."
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The star concluded: "It is the most important job I will ever do."
Britney and Sam have been talking about having kids for a long time – well before they announced that they were expecting.
The Grammy winner's conservatorship, managed for a long time by dad Jamie, wouldn't allow her to get pregnant, however.
Here's a look at Britney's journey to have a baby.
Less than a year prior to her pregnancy announcement, the hitmaker appeared in a Los Angeles Superior Court to discuss the details of her conservatorship.
In November 2021, Britney revealed that while under the control of her conservators, she wanted to have her IUD removed so she could have more children.
She claimed, however, that she was told she could not.
Britney said in court: "I want to be able to get married and have a baby.
"I was told right now in the conservatorship, I'm not able to get married or have a baby. I have an IUD inside of myself right now so I don't get pregnant. I wanted to take the IUD out so I could start trying to have another baby."
She went on: "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 any more children."
Britney has two sons – Sean and Jayden – with ex Kevin Federline.
Her conservatorship ended days later.
About a month later, Britney's fiancé suggested they may be working on adding a baby to their family.
Sam opened up to TMZ about he and Britney's holiday plans.
Asked by reporter: "What are you and Britney's plans for Christmas?" Sam responded, "Baby making."
The reporter then probed: "Anything special?" to which Sam again said, "Baby making. A lot of baby making."
Around the same time, the duo added fuel to the fire by posting a video teasing a new addition to the family.
The model shared a video of his bride-to-be standing with her back to the camera as she held something in her arms.
She rocked side to side, holding a bottle in one hand while standing in front of the Christmas tree.
In the caption, the musician teased: "New addition to the family guess if it's a boy or a girl"
Sam commented on the post with several shocked faces.
Fans weren't falling for it, though.
A sliver of what appears to be a tail can be seen sticking out from Britney's side in the video.
"I think its a baby puppy!" one user wrote, as another questioned: "Kitten?"
"I am thinking a kitten," a third user added.
Insiders say Britney has "talked about wanting a baby girl for years."
A source close to the singer exclusively told The Sun: "Britney definitely wants more kids and she would be so happy and grateful with another son but deep down, her desire is to be a mama to a little girl.
"She wants to pass down her dresses and take her daughter to dance class, things her sons are not interested in."
The insider went on: "It could potentially happen soon but that's not her main focus right now. They both want children together and now there's nothing stopping her."
The source was adamant that if Britney and Sam do have children, they will "absolutely not" have a relationship with her parents, Jamie and Lynne Spears.
According to the insider: "Not in the foreseeable future, anyway. If and when she has a baby, Britney will do everything to protect him or her and raise the child in a safe environment.
"It's no secret that having those people around is not a safe space."
Britney doesn't often post about her sons out of respect for their privacy.
She recently , however, shared a series of sexy photos of herself wearing a black and red dress with hearts printed on it and gushed about her boys in the caption.
In the last photo in the set, she held her dog in her arms, smiling as the dog looked over her shoulder.
Britney reflected on both the pooch and her sons growing up in the caption.
"My baby is getting bigger … I will just say it just like when my boys got bigger … IT LITERALLY SUCKS," she began.
Britney went on: "They dont need me anymore … I've cried oceans for my boys and I'm not lying !!!! Hopefully one day I can show recent pics of us but in the meantime, I respect their wishes !!!!!
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"Oh well … but Sawyer … yes, he's bigger but he will always need me and I like that !!!!"
Some fans believed her post was a pregnancy announcement.
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