Britney Spears announces pregnancy on InstagramApril 11, 2022
Britney Spears has announced on social media that she is pregnant with her third child.
In an Instagram post, the 40-year-old pop star said she had decided to take a pregnancy test after struggling to lose weight following a trip to the island of Maui, in Hawaii, and had returned a positive result.
Britney Spears at the 29th annual GLAAD Media Awards in Beverly Hills in 2018.Credit:Invision
“I lost so much weight to go on my Maui trip only to gain it back,” Spears said. “I thought ‘geez… what happened to my stomach?’
“My husband said: ‘No, you’re food pregnant silly’. So I got a pregnancy test and uh, well… I am having a baby.”
The news comes after a Los Angeles judge in November ended a conservatorship that had controlled Spears’ life and money for nearly 14 years. The decision followed a five-month odyssey in the courts that saw the pop star publicly demand the end of the agreement, hire her own lawyer, have her father removed from power and win the freedom to make her own medical, financial and personal decisions.
Spears previously revealed in open court she had been compelled to use an intrauterine device for birth control and prevented from getting married or having another child under the arrangement.
Spears said she would refrain from going out in public as much during the pregnancy to avoid the paparazzi and opened up about her struggle with perinatal depression during former pregnancies.
Spears has two sons, Sean and Jayden, with former husband Kevin Federline.
“Women didn’t talk about it back then … some people considered it dangerous if a woman complained like that with a baby inside her,” Spears said.
“But now women talk about it every day … thank Jesus we don’t have to keep that pain a reserved proper secret. This time I will be doing yoga every day.”
More to come.
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