Los Angeles (Times Of Ocean)- Britney Spears has reportedly revealed she is expecting her third child months after she was released from a conservatorship she said prevented her from marrying and having children.
The announcement comes after the American popstar was released from conservatorship, in which she had to take birth control.
She announced the news in an Instagram post on Monday, saying she had taken a pregnancy test after her partner, Sam Asghari, teased her about being “food pregnant”.
Previously, Spears said she wanted a family with the 28-year-old fitness model Sam Asghari.
The 40-year-old actress regained her independence in November after a judge released her from a conservatorship arrangement that ruled her life for nearly 14 years. During court hearings before the decision, Spears alleged that she was forced to remain on birth control against her will. She told the court last year: “I want to get married and have a baby.” “I have been told I cannot get married or have a baby while I am in the conservatorship.”
During her conservatorship, which her father controlled for years, she was also forced to take medicines and perform against her will. The judge’s decision to end the conservatorship was a significant victory for the singer, who fought the conservatorship for years, and would mean that she would no longer have to hire lawyers and other professionals to run her estate and affairs.
Spears’s case sparked protests around the world and scrutiny of conservatorships in the US. Congress invited her to speak about her conservatorship battle this year.
In September of last year, days after her father filed a request to end the conservatorship, Asghari and Spears became engaged. Asghari, who she met in 2016, was not even allowed to drive with her under the conservatorship, the singer told the court. In September, Spears joked that the proposal was “way overdue”.
Spears announced her pregnancy on Instagram: “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.”
It was unclear if Spears and Asghari were married when she referred to Asghari as her husband.
In an attempt to avoid media attention, the singer said she would not be going out much following her announcement. She said she experienced depression when she was previously pregnant. Spears has been relentlessly pursued and stalked by paparazzi throughout her career, including during previous pregnancies and while she carried infant children.
She shares two children with her ex-husband, Kevin Federline, Sean and Jayden.