Britney Spears Says She Had a Miscarriage While Dating Justin Timberlake | Ents & Arts News

Britney Spears says she had a miscarriage while dating Justin Timberlake more than 20 years ago.

The revelation came from an extract from the American pop star’s forthcoming memoir – a selection of extracts published on Tuesday by People magazine.

In the excerpt, Spear described the pregnancy as a “surprise” but wrote: “For me it was not a tragedy.

“But Justin was definitely not happy about the pregnancy. He said we weren’t ready to have a baby in our lives, that we were way too young.

“If it had been left to me alone, I would never have done it.”

She also described the miscarriage as “one of the most painful things I have ever experienced in my life”.

Sky News has reached out to representatives for Spears and Timberlake for comment.

Spears, a prolific user of social media, has not posted on Instagram or X, formerly known as Twitter, since the People magazine story was published.

Singer Justin Timberlake (L) of " 'N Sync" and girlfriend, pop star Britney Spears, watching from the sidelines during a celebrity basketball game "Challenge for the children III" event at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas on July 29, 2001.
Spears and Timberlake in 2001

The singer was 17 when she started dating then-NSYNC star Timberlake in 1999. The couple dated until 2002.

It appears from the extracts when the pregnancy occurred.

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Spears had two children with rapper and dancer Kevin Federline, whom she married in 2004.

However, she was later placed under a court-ordered conservatorship – mostly under the supervision of her father Jamie Spears – following public breakdowns.

That controversial legal arrangement ruled Spears’ life for more than 13 years, allowing her father to control her freedom and finances.

It ended in late 2021 after a burgeoning #FreeBritney movement helped secure new limits on conservatories in California.

Her all-encompassing memoir, titled The Woman In Me, will be published in October.

According to the book’s publisher, it will be a “courageous and astonishingly moving story of freedom, fame, motherhood, survival, faith and hope”.

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The book deal – reported to be worth as much as $15m (£11m) – will also cover the singer’s battle to finish her conservatory.

She announced the book in July, writing in a social media post: “It’s coming, my story, on my terms, finally.”

Its release comes only months after the 41-year-old’s divorce from Sam Asghari was announced.

The couple married last June at her Los Angeles home in a ceremony where guests included Madonna and Drew Barrymore.

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