Taking to social media over the weekend, Britney Spears and partner Sam Ashgari disclosed the loss of their “miracle baby” during the singer’s pregnancy.

Sharing the heartbreaking news on Britney’s Instagram account, the couple informed her 41 million followers of the loss, captioning the post: “We are grateful for what we have in the process of expanding our beautiful family 💝 Thank you for your support.”

The statement, which Britney and Sam signed began:

“It is with our deepest sadness we have to announce that we have lost our miracle baby early in the pregnancy.”

It continues, “This is a devastating time for any parent. Perhaps we should have waited to announce until we were further along, however we were overly excited to shared the good news. Our love for each other is our strength. We will continue trying to expand our beautiful family. We are grateful for all of your support. We kindly ask for privacy during this difficult moment.”

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Last month, Spears announced her pregnancy on Instagram, saying she found out she was pregnant while on vacation in Maui with Asghari. She added that she initially thought she was “food pregnant,” before confirming she was with the child.

The pop diva, 40, already has two sons, Sean Preston, 16, and Jayden James, 15, which she shares with her ex Kevin Federline.

Our thoughts and prayers go to Britney, Sam, and their loved ones in this difficult time.