In a new interview with GQ, Sam Asghari spoke about fiancée Britney Spears’s miscarriage last month and how the couple is staying “positive.” “It’s something that happens to a lot of people,” said Asghari, sharing advice about coping with the loss: “One beautiful thing that I heard was when the baby’s ready, it’ll come. So that was a beautiful thing somebody had said was it’s a common process and the female body is just so amazing, and just the human body in general is so beautiful that it heals itself. And that when the baby’s ready it’ll be the right time.”
Asghari and Spears have been together since 2016 and got engaged in 2021, two months before the end of Spears’s 13-year-long conservatorship. The two confirmed Spears’s pregnancy on Instagram in April and announced news of the miscarriage in a joint post a few weeks later. “It is with our deepest sadness that we have lost our miracle baby early in the pregnancy. This is a devastating time for any parent,” the couple wrote, adding that they would “continue trying to expand our beautiful family” and asking for privacy. Spears hasn’t publicly commented on the miscarriage since.
While miscarriages early in pregnancy are common, many women face stigma and isolation over the loss. The news of Spears’s miscarriage felt particularly weighted: In a testimony during the campaign to end her conservatorship, she alleged her conservators refused to let her get her IUD removed despite her desire for a third child (Spears has two sons with ex-husband Kevin Federline). In Asghari’s interview, he was reluctant to discuss the details of the miscarriage, the news of which broke just a day and a half before he sat down with a reporter. Still, he expressed optimism for fatherhood and the future. “I do want to be a young father,” he said. “That’s just the joy of life, I think, is procreation. And that’s just a next step.”