In only a few months after her long-standing conservatorship was ended, Britney Spears has revealed she is expecting a child. A post to her Instagram account on Monday detailed how she had lost “so much weight” before going on a vacation to Maui, only to “gain it all back” again.
“My husband said ‘No you’re food pregnant silly,’” Spears writes. “So I got a pregnancy test … and uhhhhh well … I am having a baby.”
She went on to add that she won’t be out in public much because she doesn’t want to attract the attention of the media and that she previously suffered from “perinatal depression” when pregnant.
“I have to say it is absolutely horrible,” Spears said. “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 everyday … thank Jesus we don’t have to keep that pain a reserved proper secret.”
Spears already has two boys with her ex-husband, Kevin Federline – Jayden, 15, and Sean, 16 – so this will be her first child with her new fiancé, Sam Asghari. Spears and Asghari have been together for over 3 years.
Her conservatorship had been in effect for almost 14 years until she was finally liberated in November. In 2008, when Spears was 26 years old and a new mother, her father filed for conservatorship on her behalf.
After a remarkable journey that saw Spears publicly demand the end of the conservatorship, hire her own attorney, have her father removed from power, and finally gain the freedom to make her own medical, financial, and personal decisions, the decision to terminate the conservatorship was the icing on the cake.
When Spears was placed under conservatorship, one of the claims made was that she was unable to have children because an IUD had been installed against her will. However, once the conservatorship ended, Spears took to Instagram to express her desire to “think about having another baby.” It is unknown whether or not that claim was correct, but it appears to be true coinciding with the this news.
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