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Baby one more time — Britney Spears announces she is ‘having a baby’

Pop star left fans cheering and confused by the post

Khanyisile Ngcobo Story producer
Britney Spears is apparently expecting her third child. File photo.
Britney Spears is apparently expecting her third child. File photo.
Image: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

US pop star Britney Spears left fans cheering and confused after she announced she is “having a baby” on social media. 

The Toxic hitmaker took to Instagram on Monday night to share the news in a lengthy and baffling post. Spears, already mother of two children, shared an image of a cup of coffee between pink flowers and next to it a post detailing her journey so far.

“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 I am having a baby. Four days later I got a little more food pregnant. It’s growing. If two are in there I might lose 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 every day. Thank Jesus we don’t have to keep that pain a reserved secret. This time I will be doing yoga every day. Spreading lots of joy and love,” she told her 40.5-million  followers. 

While many celebs and fans flooded her post with congratulatory messages, a few were left wondering if she was serious or if this was a “riddle”. 

The pop star has previously spoken about her desire to have a third child.

In June 2021, Spears complained in court in her conservatorship case that she was being prevented from marrying or having more children.

In November, a US judge ended her 13-year conservatorship that had allowed her father, Jamie Spears, to control her personal life and $60m ( R875m) estate.

— Additional reporting by Reuters

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