Popstar Britney Spears has announced that she is pregnant! The “…Baby One More Time” singer took to Instagram to reveal that she and her husband Sam Asghari are expecting their first child together.

Britney, whose 13-year-long conservatorship ended, shared an image of a teacup with flowers beside it to reveal the news. She began her post by talking about her recent trip to Maui. “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.'” The singer apparently wasn’t convinced she wasn’t pregnant. “So I got a pregnancy test … and uhhhhh well … I am having a baby.”

Since ending her conservatorship, Britney has been very open about wanting to have children. She revealed that during her conservatorship, in which she had been revoked of her ability to make personal choices for herself, she was required to use an IUD to prevent pregnancy. She had spoken quite often on her Instagram about her desire to have another child, reflecting on her time as a mother and gushing over images of children and motherhood she has shared.

In her announcement post, the “Stronger” singer, who shares sons Sean Preston and Jayden James with her ex Kevin Federline, opened up about perinatal depression and the effect paparazzi had on her other pregnancies. “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 everyday … 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 💕 !!!”

Congratulations to Britney and Sam on the news of their pregnancy! We’re excited for them to take this next step in their relationship.

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