Britney Spears and her partner Sam Asghari took to Instagram on May 14 to announce the loss of their unborn baby.

In a joint Instagram post, the couple shared an image with text, sharing their sadness.

The caption of the post is accompanied by a heart emoji and reads: “We are grateful for what we have in the process of expanding our beautiful family Thank you for your support”

Britney Spears has two children, sons Sean Preston and Jayden James, whom she shares with ex-husband Kevin Federline.

The news of her pregnancy came after a 13-year conservatorship which had controlled Spears’ life was terminated by the Los Angeles Superior Court in November last year.

She was placed under the complex legal arrangement in 2008 amid substance abuse and mental health issues, and said it had prevented her having more children.

The couple became engaged in September last year, with Spears joking that the proposal was “way overdue”.