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Britney Spears Is Pregnant With Her Third Child

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Congratulations are in order for Britney Spears, who announced today that she is pregnant with her third child. The legendary pop singer confirmed the news via an Instagram post, explaining that she made the discovery while on holiday in Maui with her fiancé, the personal trainer and actor Sam Asghari.

“I lost so much weight to go on my Maui trip only to gain it back,” she wrote, with the help of plenty of her signature emojis. “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!”

 

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The news was greeted with celebration from her fans, who also noted Spears’s long-held wishes to have a third child. (She has two sons, Sean Preston, 16, and Jayden James, 15, with her ex-husband, backup dancer Kevin Federline.) During the legal battle surrounding her conservatorship last year, from which Spears was ultimately freed, she delivered a heartbreaking testimony that touched on the fact that her conservators refused her requests to have her IUD removed so that she could have a child with Asghari in a chilling indictment of the legal challenges that surround reproductive rights today.

In her Instagram post, Spears also commented on the stigmas surrounding perinatal depression, from which she suffered during her first two pregnancies, and noted that she was glad that “now women talk about it every day,” and added: “Thank Jesus we don’t have to keep that pain a reserved proper secret.”

But most of all, Spears’s post was one of happiness and positivity, keeping with the new lease of life she’s found since her 13-year-long conservatorship was ended in November of last year. “This time I will be doing yoga every day!” Spears added, before signing off with: “Spreading lots of joy and love.” You can be sure her friends and fans will be sending all that love right back.

Originally published in Vogue.com

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