Britney Spears pregnant with 3rd child, months after being freed from her father's control

Singer Britney Spears announced Monday that she is pregnant with her third child.

Pop star's announcement comes 5 months after a judge ended her 13-year conservatorship

Singer Britney Spears, seen here in 2016, announced Monday she is pregnant with her 3rd child. (Eduardo Munoz/Reuters )

Singer Britney Spears announced she is pregnant with her third child by posting a message on Instagram on Monday.

Spears, 40, not only revealed her pregnancy but also appeared to announce she has gotten married to her fiancé Sam Asghari, 28, calling him her "husband" in the post.

Spears described how she noticed changes in her stomach that at first she dismissed as weight gain.

"So I got a pregnancy test ... and uhhhhh well ... I am having a baby," she posted.

The pop star also recounted how she suffered depression during a previous pregnancy and how she now feels women can more openly discuss their mental health while pregnant.

"This time I will be doing yoga every day !!! Spreading lots of joy and love!!!" she wrote.

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

Spears also suggested in her post that she has married her longtime boyfriend, Sam Asghari, seen here with her in 2019. (Mario Anzuoni/Reuters)

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

Spears has two sons, Sean Preston, 16, and Jayden James, 15, from her previous marriage with Kevin Federline.