Spears' pregnancy news comes months after she was released from her conservatorship, which she said prevented her from having more children.
Britney Spears on Monday shared some exciting news with her 40.5 million Instagram followers. The 40-year-old pop star sent the internet into a frenzy after revealing she is pregnant with her third child, months after she was released from her nearly 14-year conservatorship. Spears previously told a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge in an explosive hearing last June that the conservatorship required her to remain on birth control despite her desire to have another child. In the now-viral Instagram post, the "Oops!...I Did It Again" singer shared that she took a pregnancy test after her fiancé, Sam Asghari, teased her about being "food pregnant."
"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 lose it," the star wrote. Spears—who has two children with her ex-husband Kevin Federline—added that she planned to spend less time going out during the pregnancy to avoid the paparazzi.
Throughout Britney’s conservatorship battle, the most upsetting moment (all of it was awful, to be clear) was learning that she was unable to remove her IUD and have another baby.— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) April 11, 2022
So learning she is pregnant with her third child feels exponentially more joyous. pic.twitter.com/o1DpvUXxaB
God if you do one thing PLEASE GIVE BRITNEY SPEARS A BABY GIRL— Brody ✩ (@britmebaby) April 11, 2022
How am I supposed to be gay and work when Britney Spears is pregnant?— Alex Goldschmidt (@alexandergold) April 11, 2022
"I obviously won't be going out as much due to the paps getting their money shot of me like they unfortunately already have... 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 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!!! Spreading lots of joy and love," Spears concluded.
Asghari announced the happy news in his own Instagram post later on Monday, writing that he was looking forward to becoming a father. "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. It is the most important job I will ever do," the 28-year-old fitness model wrote. Addressing court in an impassionate plea to be released from the conservatorship, Spears said: "I want to be able to get married and have a baby. I was told right now in the conservatorship I am not able to get married or have a baby. I have (an) IUD inside of (me) right now so I don't get pregnant. I wanted to take the IUD out so I can start trying to have another baby 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."
Spears' loyal fanbase is over the moon to see their idol finally getting her life back and being able to fulfill her wishes. They showered the pop diva with well-wishes on social media while some also made note of the fact that Spears referred to Asghari as her husband in the post. "So happy for you sis! You are an incredible mother and cannot wait for your new baby on the way! Sending all my love and congratulations your way to you and Sam!" tweeted Paris Hilton. Here are more heartwarming reactions from her fans:
Britney Spears being able to get pregnant again after having that right taken away from her for over a decade is really really awesome— Lauren McKenzie (@TheMcKenziest) April 11, 2022
Me seeing that Britney Spears is pregnant after spending years on birth control bc her conservatorship wouldn't allow her to have more kids. pic.twitter.com/hZZxGba0A9— 22 days | they/them ♿ (@tee_spoonie) April 11, 2022
Britney pregnant, JLO and Ben engaged again, all the cute boys are wearing baggy clothes. The mid 2000s are back baby!— sam greisman (@SAMGREIS) April 11, 2022
britney has missed out and couldn’t properly watch her boys grow up bc she got them a year before the conservatorship.. like u guys this is so😭😭😭😭😭 she’s getting another chance at raising a baby with a man that LOVES HER— j (@beysupdates) April 11, 2022
Britney Spears announcing she’s pregnant on the 22nd anniversary of oops I did it again….that was fighting for gay rights pic.twitter.com/UQLqSUdTp7— ✨ (@heyjaeee) April 11, 2022
Almost 10 months ago Britney Spears revealed to the world that she had to insert an IUD against her will & was not permitted to get married by her terrible family & now in April 2022 she is both happily married & pregnant...the universe is finally being kind to my angel❤️😭— 🦋 (@Mjumbled) April 11, 2022