Where are Britney Spears' children? Singer is expecting third child with partner Sam Asghari
Pop diva Britney Spears has taken to Instagram to announce that she is pregnant with her third child. In a social media post on April 11, Spears wrote that she took a pregnancy test after her partner, Sam Asghari, teased her about being "food pregnant". Spears and Asghari, who met in 2016, got engaged in September last year. This will be her first child with Asghari.
"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 !!! If 2 are in there … I might just loose it … 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 !!!" Spears wrote on Instagram.
Spears' pregnancy comes months after the 40-year-old regained her independence from a conservatorship that her father controlled for years. During the court hearings that led to the decision, she had said that she had to remain on birth control against her wishes. “I want to be able to get married and have a baby,” she told the court last year. “I was told right now in the conservatorship I am not able to get married or have a baby.” Spears' post also renewed speculation about whether she married Asghari or not, since she refers to him as her 'husband' in the post.
Spears has two children, Sean and Jayden, with her ex-husband Kevin Federline. Spears and Federline, who were married from 2004 to 2007, welcomed their first son, Sean Preston, in 2005, and their second son, Jayden James, in 2006. Spears filed for divorce from K-Fed in November 2016, just two months after Jayden was born. At the time, she demanded both physical and legal custody of their two sons with visitation rights for K-Fed. Their initial divorce and custody agreement were ultimately finalized in July 2007.
Spears and K-Fed initially reached an agreement to share 50/50 split custody of their kids in 2007. Later the same year, however, a court ruled to temporarily grant K-Fed sole physical custody of their two kids due to Britney’s “habitual, frequent and continuous use of controlled substances and alcohol."
In January 2008, police arrived at Spears' home after she allegedly refused to relinquish custody of her children to K-Fed. She had reportedly locked herself in a room with Jayden, and had to be hospitalized and placed under a 5150 psychiatric hold at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. K-Fed went on to maintain “sole legal custody and sole physical custody” of their kids. Spears was only granted visitation rights.
AlthoughtK-Fed was initially granted full custody of their children, the former pair later agreed to move forward with a 50/50 split during Spears' conservatorship. In September 2019, K-Fed demanded that the arrangement be altered, and was granted 70 percent custody of his sons, and Spears was given 30 percent unsupervised custodial rights. K-Fed’s lawyer said in 2021 that this was done in the best interests of their children. “The best thing would be for their mom to be healthy and happy,” the attorney told PEOPLE in June 2021. “And if either of those things aren’t true, it doesn’t provide for the best setting for custody to be exercised.” Reports claim that as of 2021, Britney gets to see her sons 'less' ever since K-Fed altered their custody agreement in 2019.