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How Kai Havertz replaced Romelu Lukaku to lead the line for the Blues

Chelsea meet Real Madrid in the Champions League quarter-finals at the Bernabeu on Tuesday, with the Blues attempting to reverse a 3-1 deficit; Kai Havertz will lead the line for Thomas Tuchel's side, who will be without Romelu Lukaku after he was sidelined with an Achilles injury (Author: Gardener)

Kai HavertzNews that their side would be forced to go into the biggest game of their season without their record signing would normally be enough to prompt at least a mild form of panic among a fan base, but the fact that Romelu Lukaku's injury meant Tuesday's absence The trip to Real Madrid hasn't garnered more than minor headlines, reflecting how much he's struggled since returning to Chelsea this season. Signed from Inter Milan last August for £97.5million, Lukaku was seen as the final piece in the jigsaw that would allow Thomas Tuchel to solve the riddle of ending Manchester City and Liverpool's domestic dominance. Lukaku continued to overwhelm so he now finds himself No. 9 in the pecking order at Stamford Bridge, behind Kai Havertz, and the German will take the lead again as Chelsea look to reverse a 3-1 deficit at the Bernabeu and move into the Champions League semifinals. Lukaku was ruled out with an Achilles injury but his absence is unlikely to have disrupted Tuchel's game plan as the 28-year-old has only started in the FA Cup since mid-February. Lukaku did come on from the bench in the first leg against Real but, two goals down and desperate inspiration, he needed a glorious chance just minutes after coming on, a scene that perfectly summed up his return to the club he supported as a teenager , has gone sideways. Lukaku will now be deprived of the opportunity to redeem that miss in the second leg and instead be forced to watch from the sidelines where he may ponder what went wrong for him this season, why Havertz was able to thrive where he did failed and whether his return to West London was in fact doomed from the start. Since Lukaku's now infamous performance at Crystal Palace on February 19, which saw the nearly £100m-signed man touch the ball just seven times in 90 minutes, he has started just two games, both against opponents from the FA's lower division Cup were held. While that afternoon at Selhurst Park appeared to be a turning point for Lukaku, it was also a turning point for Havertz, who replaced the Belgian as Thomas Tuchel's preferred No.9 after that game and scored seven goals in nine starts. The fact that Havertz is embracing his opportunity to lead the line is welcome news for Chelsea given the sizeable investment they made in him nearly two years ago, but it has raised the issue of what to do with Lukaku. It seems untenable that a player of Lukaku's undisputed quality would warm the bench for any length of time, but the following stats show why Tuchel's preference for Havertz as a leading player is fully justified. The German is scoring more goals per 90 minutes than Lukaku in the Premier League, while also attempting more shots and having more of them on target. Havertz's comfortable play in a variety of positions - he has spent much of his career playing either on the wing or behind a main striker - could explain why he offers far more build-up than Lukaku, as evidenced by the fact that he has more than completes twice as many passes per 90 minutes as his teammate. It's not just Havertz's personal stats that justify his inclusion at Lukaku's expense; As the chart below shows, Chelsea perform better on a number of metrics – including goals scored, passes completed in the last third and ball wins in the last third – when Tuchel plays his compatriot as a central striker. Needless to say, Lukaku's total of five goals in 20 Premier League games since returning to Chelsea is far fewer than he or the club expected and not what the European and world champions paid all that money for. Only Cristiano Ronaldo - then at Juventus - has scored more goals than Lukaku in Serie A in the 2020/21 season, but since returning to the Premier League, Belgium's all-time top scorer has recorded fewer goals, shots, touches in the box and assists. Compared to Inter, where Lukaku was successful last season, Tuchel's team tries more passes in the last third, more long passes, more through balls and more crosses. A key difference between the two sides, however, is that last season Lukaku was joined by Lautaro Martinez in Antonio Conte's favored 3-5-2 formation, while he usually has two attacking midfielders behind him when leading the line for Chelsea leads. Inter's system allowed Lukaku to fill center and right channel positions while he plays a more central role under Tuchel. In Lukaku's controversial interview with Sky Italy late last year, he questioned the head coach's system, saying that Tuchel 'decided to play a different formation'. But it's not that Tuchel hasn't given Lukaku the opportunity to play with another striker this season - he has done so six times, with the Belgian's performance declining in a number of key metrics compared to his line-up as a lone striker is . Chelsea lined up in a 3-5-2 formation in September's away game against Manchester City, with Lukaku up front alongside Timo Werner, but the Blues failed to find a shot on target in a 1-0 home loss. In fact, there's an argument that many of the Blues' attacking players aren't strong in front of goal - a concern as they need to score at least two goals just to put the Champions League game at Real Madrid into overtime. Mason Mount is the only member of Tuchel's squad to have reached double figures in the Premier League this season, while none of Lukaku, Timo Werner, Christian Pulisic, Hakim Ziyech or Callum Hudson-Odoi have scored more than five goals in the top flight Has. Chelsea's forwards have even been shown off by their younger team-mates who are currently on loan in the Premier League. Conor Gallagher has scored more league goals this season than any other Blues player except Mount, while Armando Broja is just one behind Havertz with six goals. Reece James is the top-scoring defender in the Premier League with five goals, while Chelsea defenders have scored 19 goals as a group this season - just one goal less than the entire Norwich team in 31 games. After Lukaku's seven touches at Palace, Tuchel suggested history might be working against his striker to become a regular goalscorer at Stamford Bridge, saying: "There's a history of strikers struggling a little at Chelsea, so maybe it's not the easiest place in the world for a striker." Lukaku is certainly in good company when it comes to being a well-known striker who hasn't lived up to expectations at Stamford Bridge. Ever since Didier Drogba - hands down the Chelsea's best strikers in the last two decades - leaving the club for the last time in the summer of 2015, only Diego Costa, who has scored 52 Premier League goals in 89 games, could claim to have been a player unreservedly successful up front for the Blues Tammy Abraham's 21 total goals in 56 league games is perhaps better than expected as Tuchel has barely used the England striker while Olivie r Giroud's 17 of 75 does not reflect the value he offered as a target man. However, there is no doubt that Chelsea have been lacking a prolific goalscorer for a number of seasons, evidenced by the hard-to-believe fact that Eden Hazard is the Premier League's top scorer with 28 goals since the start of the 2017/18 season, despite him left the club almost three years ago. For context, this means that Lukaku's Belgium teammate is ranked 33rd for top-flight goals during this period. Lukaku may look at this and believe that Tuchel was right when he said history could work against him - after all, it seems that scoring regularly as Chelsea's No9 is far more difficult than it should be. But it's also clear Lukaku isn't doing the job he was hired to do, which was to score the goals that allowed the Blues to close the gap on Liverpool and City. Meanwhile, Tuchel has settled on a Lukaku-less system that has continued to allow his side to pick up points, while Havertz has filled the gap enough that it's hard to see the record-breaking signing earning his place in the league Team regained the season is in its final stages - especially with the Germans helping Chelsea to an unlikely European Cup semi-final.

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How many children does Britney Spears have?

Britney is expecting a third. (Author: Gardener)

Britney SpearsBritney has announced that the Spears family will soon be welcoming a new addition (Picture: Getty) Toxic singer Britney Spears has announced that she is pregnant just months after her 13-year conservatorship ended. Although this will be the 40-year-old's first child with fiancé Sam Asghari, Britney already has children with her ex-husband. Here's everything you need to know about Britney's kids. Britney has two sons - Sean Preston Federline (16 years old) and Jayden James Federline (15 years old). Jayden (left) and Sean (right) stay out of the limelight (Image: Instagram) "Sean Preston in particular is a big fan of synthesizers and enjoys playing around with DJs in his free time." Britney previously regretted that her sons are "very much." private" and don't like it when she posts about her on her social media — but that doesn't stop the Womanizer singer from sharing the odd throwback pic and gushing about her in the caption. In March, Britney shared an emotional post in which she claimed her son didn't "need" her now that they're grown. Fans flocked to the comments to comfort the star. "No matter how grown up they are, kids will always need their mommy!" said one fan. Don't worry." Sean and Jayden's father is Kevin Federline, one of Britney's former backup dancers. Kevin Federline has 70/30 custody of their children (Image: WireImage) Britney and Kevin met in 2004 - and after just three months of dating, the two announced their engagement in July 2004. However, the stormy relationship was short-lived. Britney filed for divorce from Kevin just two months after Jayden was born in 2006. She lost custody of her young sons the next year after suffering a nervous breakdown, but regained some of it after she recovered. Britney and Kevin had 50/50 custody of their sons until 2019, when Kevin filed a report accusing Jamie of being involved in a "physical altercation" with her eldest son Sean. In a 2019 agreement between the former couple, Kevin was awarded 70/30 custody of the boys, according to court documents filed and obtained by TMZ. Over the years, the two have maintained a friendly relationship, with Kevin saying in a 2008 interview: "Britney is an amazing mother. Speaking of Britney's pregnancy with boyfriend Sam, Kevin's attorney, Mark Vincent Kaplan, told NBC News, "He wishes her the best in a happy, healthy pregnancy and congratulates her and Sam Asghari on their plans for the excitement of co-parenting." in the comments below

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Britney Spears announced on Instagram that she is pregnant

The baby will be the singer's third child and first with Sam Asghari (Author: Gardener)

Britney SpearsBritney Spears has announced that she is pregnant with her third child. The Toxic singer, 40, announced on Instagram Monday that she is expecting a child with partner Sam Asghari, where she revealed she took a pregnancy test after gaining weight following the couple's recent vacation to Hawaii. "I lost so much weight to go on my Maui trip only to regain it," Spears wrote, adding that Asghari, who she called her husband after they seemingly secretly wed this year, suggested, she was "pregnant with food". "So I took a pregnancy test... and uhhhhh... I'm having a baby," she continued. In the Post, Spears then claimed she may be expecting twins, with the pop star - who shares sons Sean, 16, and Jayden, 15, with ex Kevin Federline, adding that she "got a little more food pregnant." According to Spears, she won't go public much, as she noted she doesn't want the paparazzi to get her "money shot" for her pregnancy. Spears then revealed that she suffered from perinatal depression while previously pregnant, and the singer added, "I have to say, it's absolutely horrible." However, she noted that society has changed, and it has today it is more common for women to talk about their struggles with perinatal depression. "Women didn't talk about it back then...some people thought it was dangerous for a woman with a baby inside her to complain like that," Spears wrote. Spears ended the post telling her followers and fans that she plans to do yoga every day during her pregnancy. "Spread lots of joy and love," she added. Spears' pregnancy announcement comes after she recently hinted at the possibility of having more children in a post shared to Instagram last month, in which she posed topless in the sea with the caption, "Planning on having babies in Polynesia.” The post came after Spears claimed in a Los Angeles court hearing that she wasn't allowed to remove her IUD implant contraceptive device during her 13-year conservatorship, even though she wanted to have more children. "I have an IUD in my body right now that won't let me have a baby and my restorers won't let me go to the doctor to take it out," she told the court in June 2021. "I want to be able to get married and have a baby," she added. In September 2021, Spears announced on Instagram that she and Asghari were engaged, just months before her conservatory ended in November 2021. The couple, who first met in October 2016, later convinced fans they had secretly tied the knot after Spears began referring to Asghari as her husband on social media. Following the pregnancy news, fans shared their support for Spears, with one person writing: "Baby one more time!!" while another said: "OMG congratulations so happy for you."

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Britney Spears' fans and friends react to the singer's pregnancy announcement

"To be able to conceive Britney Spears again after having that right taken away from her for over a decade is really amazing," wrote one fan (Author: Gardener)

Britney Spears'Britney Spears fans react to the singer's pregnancy announcement. On Monday (April 11), the 40-year-old music star took to Instagram to announce that she is expecting a child with partner Sam Asghari. The "Toxic" singer wrote that she took a pregnancy test after gaining weight following the couple's recent vacation to Hawaii. "I lost so much weight to go on my Maui trip only to regain it," Spears wrote, adding that Asghari, whom she described as her husband after they recently secretly married, suggested she was "pregnant with food". "So I took a pregnancy test... and uhhhhh... I'm having a baby," she confirmed. Spears added to the Instagram post: "It's growing!!! Shortly after the announcement, many fans and friends, including Paris Hilton, shared their reactions on social media. One fan tweeted: "BRITNEY SPEARS IS PREGNANT AND I LIVE FOR HER HAPPINESS SO MUCH." Another person added, "It's so crazy how Britney Spears is living out her full happy ending. She became a free woman, sees her sons, escaped her toxic family, got married, is officially pregnant and is in full control of her life and career! I honestly love it all for her.” Britney Spears is married 💍 and pregnant 🤰 and I couldn't be happier for her!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/s5aULZ7hfG – kodeerants (@kodeerants) April 11, 2022 Paris Hilton wrote: “Happy Birthday Sis!! Loving You!!! Happy Britney Spears's Pregnancy Day to everyone celebrating— Sydney Leathers (@sydneyelainexo) April 11, 2022 Britney Spears is pregnant!👏🏻😍 Congratulations to her and her husband. Super happy she can now live her life the way she wants❤ pic.twitter.com/KhjyuWTJjE – Sheralyn Allen🖤 (@SheralynnJarvis) April 11, 2022 “Britney Spears is able to get pregnant again after having her rights taken away from her She's been really amazing for over a decade," wrote another fan. Getting Britney Spears off and then getting pregnant is the greatest blessing of all time. So happy for her - Barbie'sRevenge💋 (@NiiyahMinaj_) April 11, 2022 So happy for her and Sam. You deserve it. Spears revealed that she suffered from perinatal depression while previously pregnant. "Women didn't talk about it back then...some people thought it was dangerous for a woman with a baby inside her to complain like that," Spears wrote. The singer ended the post by telling her followers and fans that she plans to do yoga every day during her pregnancy. Spears' pregnancy announcement comes after she hinted at the possibility of having more children in a post shared to Instagram last month, in which she posed topless in the sea with the caption, "Planned to have babies in Polynesia." The post came after Spears claimed at a Los Angeles court hearing that she wasn't allowed to remove her IUD implant contraceptive device during her 13-year conservatorship, despite wanting to have more children.

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Pregnant Britney Spears' fiancé, Sam Asghari, breaks his silence

The actor, who has previously called the hitmaker a "lioness," shared an Instagram painting of two lions and their cub, noting that he doesn't take the prospect of being a parent "lightly." (Author: Gardener)

Pregnant Britney Spears'Britney Spears' fiancé Sam Asghari has broken his silence to gushed that "fatherhood is the most important job he'll ever do" after the singer announced she's pregnant with her third child. The actor, who has previously called the hitmaker a "lioness," shared an Instagram painting of two lions and their cub, noting that he doesn't take the prospect of being a parent "lightly." On Monday, Britney surprised fans by announcing she is expecting her third child, having previously revealed she was forced to remain on birth control throughout her 13-year conservatorship. Sam captioned his post: "Marriage and children are a natural part of a strong relationship filled with love and respect. Sam, who will be welcoming his first child with Britney, began dating in October 2016 and got engaged in October 2021. Britney has two sons, Sean Preston, 16, and Jayden James, 15, from her previous marriage to Kevin Federline. On Monday, the Toxic hitmaker shared news about her pregnancy on social media after deciding to take a test after realizing she'd gained weight on holiday and originally thought it was "just a food baby," until she saw the positive result. Britney also referred to Sam, 28, as her "husband" in the post, sparking rumors the couple had secretly married. In her announcement post, Britney also opened up about suffering from perinatal depression during her first two pregnancies. Perinatal distress is an umbrella term used to describe symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress that women can experience from conception up to a year after birth. Britney explained, "It's hard because when I was pregnant I had perinatal depression." "I have to say it's absolutely awful...women didn't talk about it back then...some people thought it was dangerous for a woman with a baby inside her to complain like that, but now women talk about it every day...thank god they do." we don't have to keep that pain a reserved right secret.' Last week, the mother-of-two was spotted swimming naked with her assistant Vicky after rolling around on the beach in a bikini. Britney previously posted a snap of herself swimming topless in the sea while on vacation. The pregnancy news comes after claims the Toxic singer was forced to use birth control during her 13-year conservatorship, which ended last November. In a court hearing last June, Britney spoke out publicly against her conservatorship, saying she felt "traumatized" by the system of controls she was subjected to. I just want my life back. “I want to finish this conservatorship without being judged. This conservatory does me more harm than good. I deserve a two to three year break.” The Toxic hitmaker blamed her father and her conservatory team for not allowing her to marry or have children with boyfriend Sam, 28. Britney claimed her conservators prescribed her an IUD as a form of birth control, so she is currently unable to have children, although she wanted to "get married and have a baby" with Sam. She added: "I want to be able to get married and have a baby. I have a spiral in me not to get pregnant, but [my team doesn't want] that I have more children." The star slammed their situation as "abusive" and even called for the "imprisonment" of her father and those who who were involved in their conservatorship. “I truly believe that conservatorship is abusive. I don't feel like I can live a full life. In the meantime, I want this therapist to come to my house, I'm not ready to go to Westlake... "My father and everyone involved in this conservatorship, including my management... they should be in jail be." Following Britney's distant court appearance, Jamie Spears' legal team released a statement insisting he "loves his daughter very much". They said: "He is sorry to see his daughter suffering and in so much pain. Mr. Spears loves his daughter very much.' Since then, the singer has made no secret of her desire to have children. In a topless beach photo from Sam Asghari's birthday vacation, Britney captioned the post, "Planning to have babies in Polynesia!!!!!!"

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Britney's complex life with sons, including a split that gave her 30% custody

BRITNEY SPEARS is set to be a mother for the third time - but over the years, building a life with her two sons has proven incredibly complicated. The former pop star, 40, revealed that he... (Author: Gardener)

BritneyBRITNEY SPEARS is about to be a mother for the third time - but over the years, building a life with her two sons has proven incredibly complicated. Previously, Britney bravely spoke openly about the difficulties she faced raising her two boys, Sean Preston, 16, and Jayden James. For years, they've been the subject of a long-running custody battle with ex Kevin Federline, who eventually awarded him a 70/30 split in his favor following their high-profile meltdown. The singer was also embroiled in a controversial legal battle that she claimed forced her into contraception despite her desire to have more children. The two boys are said to have had "very few visits" to their mother in recent years, but have nonetheless supported their "idol" as she gets her life back on track after years of trouble. Britney married her ex-husband Kevin in September 2004. The following year they had their first son, Sean, and in 2006, Jayden arrived. "Women didn't talk about it back then...some people thought it was dangerous for a woman with a baby inside her to complain like that...but now women talk about it every day." Just two months after Jayden was born, Britney filed for divorce and cited irreconcilable differences. Kevin opened up about why their marriage was falling apart, later admitting it was a "very different lifestyle than I ever imagined." He explained, "I mean, just going from place to place and having 20 people all day - your whole life is kind of told through someone else's eyes. At the same time, Britney's parenting has come under the spotlight after she was pictured nearly dumping Sean into a crowd of paparazzi. Months later she was fined for riding with the tot on her lap, but today she said she was "terrified" and fled photographers. She lost custody of the boys and was only allowed to be visited under supervision with her sons , while Kevin had full custody. The court ruling brought Britney over the edge and in 2008 she was arrested after a four-hour standoff in which she locked herself and Jayden in a bathroom. After going through a counseling session, she was then granted one L.A. judges make two visits and a one-night stay a week.Her attorney, Laura Wasser, told the Associated Press, "The fact is, it's a win for the family." Meanwhile, Britney's father Jamie Spears, 69, applied for guardianship of the singer — which only ended last year. Though he's in control e took over her life and fortune, the guardianship meant Britney was given 50/50 custody with Kevin who worked until 2019, when Britney's sons issued a restraining order against their grandfather after allegations he broke down a door, a source said told US Weekly: "Britney got into an argument with the boys at Jamie's apartment on the evening of August 24th. Sean Preston felt unsafe and locked himself in a room. "Jamie broke into the room and shook Sean Preston." Kevin's attorney, Mark Vincent Kaplan, stated, "When Britney and the children visited Jamie at his home, a disagreement arose that led to a physical altercation, which was witnessed by Jayden "Britney did the right thing and removed the kids and took them out of there, but the trauma to the kids is still there." After the restraining order, Britney was reportedly "angry" when the court awarded Kevin custody at a 70/ 30. A source told the Daily Mail, "Britney hasn't spent time with her dad and is very angry that she doesn't see the boys as often as she has in the past."in 2020 a 13-year-old Jayden made claims about the restraining order during an Instagram Live Q & A. When asked about his grandfather, he reportedly told followers: "He's a big d** k." Jayden was reportedly scolded by Kevin for the comments, and a source close to the family said at the time, "He's been experimenting with social media and he's going to learn from it. Despite the argument, the boys remained close to Britney. A source told US Weekly, "She used to have more time with them until Kevin changed her custody agreement after the incident with Jamie. They spend most of their time at their father's house and have very few visits with their mother, especially overnight. "They're teenagers now and they want to be with their friends, not their parents. It's nothing against Britney, they love and adore her, and Kevin trusts her. "It's just that they're getting older, so when they're not with Kevin at their main house, they're usually out with friends." When her guardianship ended in 2021, Kevin's attorney indicated he'd be willing to revisit the custody agreement, but a source said Britney was seeing the status quo "Britney knows Kevin is a good father. She doesn't want to go to war with him." A second source revealed the caption: "She doesn't want to put her kids in this mess and herself deal with unnecessary attention to her or her life." They love her and are so glad she's finally getting her life back." Britney remains very protective of her children and has said that they prefer to stay out of the spotlight , meaning she must "get her permission" to post snaps together. However, over the past year she has been sharing snaps of them together. She admitted that "it drives me nuts because they are so big and my goodness they are still growing." She added, "There's a lot I'm not can share with all of you because my kids are very private which I love but I will tell you they are both extremely talented and I am so incredibly blessed to have these two little men in my life!!!"

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Britney Spears announces she is PREGNANT with her third child

Britney Spears has announced that she is pregnant with her third child. (Author: Gardener)

Britney SpearsBritney Spears has announced that she is pregnant with her third child. The 40-year-old pop star announced the news in a lengthy Instagram post Monday morning, writing, "So I took a pregnancy test... and uhhhhh... I'm having a baby." However, the Baby One More Time hitmaker confused fans when she added in her caption that she was "a little bit pregnant" and took a pregnancy test after realizing she had gained weight while on vacation. It will be the first child for singer and fiancé Sam Asghari, while Britney has two sons, Sean Preston, 16, and Jayden James, 15, from her previous marriage to Kevin Federline. Britney referred to Sam, 28, as her "husband" in the post, sparking rumors the couple had secretly married. Sam also confirmed the pregnancy news on Monday, dubbing the pop star a "lioness" and sharing a painting of two lions with their cub. He wrote: "Marriage and children are a natural part of a strong relationship filled with love and respect. Britney's ex-husband Kevin Federline has since congratulated his ex-wife on her surprise pregnancy. "He wishes her the best for a happy, healthy pregnancy and congratulates her and Sam Asghari on their shared plan for the excitement of parenthood." Sister Jamie Lynn Spears - with whom she fell out over her telltale memoir - also liked the post. Elsewhere, close friend Paris Hilton was among those who wished her well, writing: "Happy Birthday Sis!! Kevin met Britney while working as one of her backup dancers in 2004; After a whirlwind romance, they announced their engagement just three months later. The couple were married for two years, with Kevin being awarded full custody of their two sons, Sean Preston, 16, and Jayden James, 15, when they split - the result of a public meltdown in 2007. According to TMZ, Britney paid Kevin off $20,000 a month in child support and their children's college and school expenses. In 2018, he asked Britney to increase her child support payment to $60,000 a month, citing that "the children are older and the financial circumstances of the parties are significantly different than the original child support arrangement." It is now reported that Kevin has 70 per cent custody while his ex-wife has 30 per cent unsupervised custody. A source told Us Weekly in December 2019, "Britney doesn't have much of a relationship with Kevin outside of day-to-day co-parenting. In her announcement post, Britney spoke about suffering from perinatal depression during her first two pregnancies. Perinatal distress is an umbrella term used to describe symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress that women can experience from conception up to a year after birth. She explained, "It's hard because when I was pregnant I had perinatal depression." "I have to say it's absolutely awful...women didn't talk about it back then...some people thought it was dangerous for a woman with a baby inside her to complain like that, but now women talk about it every day...thank god they do." we don't have to keep that pain a reserved right secret.' The pregnancy news comes after claims the Toxic singer was forced to use birth control during her 13-year conservatorship, which ended last November. In a court hearing last June, Britney spoke out publicly against her conservatorship, saying she felt "traumatized" by the system of controls she was subjected to. She said: "I'm not happy, I can't sleep. I just want my life back. “I want to finish this conservatorship without being judged. This conservatory does me more harm than good. I deserve a two to three year break.” The Toxic hitmaker blamed her father and her conservatory team for not allowing her to marry her boyfriend or have children with him. Britney claimed her conservators put her on an IUD as a form of birth control, so she is currently unable to have children, although she wanted to "get married and have a baby." She added, "I have an IUD in me to keep me from getting pregnant, but [my team doesn't want] me to have any more children." The star slammed their situation as "abusive" and even called for "detention." her father and those involved in her conservatorship. “I truly believe that conservatorship is abusive. I don't feel like I can live a full life. In the meantime, I want this therapist to come to my house, I'm not ready to go to Westlake... "My father and everyone involved in this conservatorship, including my management... they should be in jail be." Following Britney's distant court appearance, Jamie Spears' legal team released a statement insisting he "loves his daughter very much". They said: "He is sorry to see his daughter suffering and in so much pain. Mr. Spears loves his daughter very much.'

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Toxic path Britney was prevented from having a third baby during the conservatorship

During her plight to break free from the conservatorship, a court heard how Britney Spears had an IUD contraceptive device implanted so she could not conceive under her father's control for years (Author: Gardener)

BritneyDuring her plight to break free from the conservatory, a court heard how Britney Spears had an IUD contraceptive device implanted so she could not conceive for years under her father's control. The 40-year-old delighted fans when she shared her exciting baby news as they know all too well the struggle she went through to conceive. The 39-year-old Baby One More Time singer was placed in a statutory conservatory - also known as legal guardianship - by her father Jamie and has not been able to live her life freely since 2008. Britney's breakdown and hospitalization - which saw her shave her entire head in 2008 - sparked legal action from her father to seek legal guardianship. The legal guardianship she was placed under required Britney to follow orders from lawyers and medical advisers, including her 67-year-old father, who formed both sides of her conservatory team. A smitten Britney Spears announced Monday that she is pregnant with longtime boyfriend Sam Asghari. A delighted Britney Spears announced on Monday that she is pregnant with longtime boyfriend Sam Asghari for the conservatory continuation and for 13 years the star's father did not let the mother of two live her life independently. During her plight to break free from the conservatory, a court heard how Britney had an IUD contraceptive device implanted so she could not conceive under her father's control for years. But the star was desperate to have another baby and has opened up about her dream many times over the years. Here we look back at all the times Britney Spears talked about wanting a third baby during her conservatorship when she shared her happy pregnancy news... The #FreeBritney movement began to free her from her father's control after Britney told a court official in 2019 that she wanted to have a baby with boyfriend Sam. However, her father Jamie opposed the idea, a report claimed. A source told UsWeekly at the time: "Britney told the probate investigator late last year that she wanted to have a baby. Her father [Jamie Spears] was always opposed to Britney getting pregnant.” During a hearing in Los Angeles Superior Court in June 2021, Spears spoke out against her 13-year conservatorship. One of the most disturbing allegations she made was that she wanted her implanted IUD contraceptive removed so she could have more children, but was told she couldn't. "I want to be able to get married and have a baby," Spears Judge Brenda Penny said in the public statement. "I was just told in conservatory that I can't get married or have a baby. I have an IUD in me right now so I don't get pregnant. "I wanted to take the IUD out so I could start having another baby. But this so-called team won't let me go to the doctor to take it out because they don't want me to have any more children." A former partner of Britney, who asked not to be named over concerns about retaliation from the Spears family , told the Post during their court battle that the singer was "desperate" to add a daughter to her family. "What she wants more than anything is a little girl," he said. Britney's ex told The Post, "I just assumed they would give her birth control pills every day because there's no way they would let her get pregnant if the Vegas show was on." During her virtual court appearance, Britney claimed, she was forced to work, including a tour in 2018, which she agreed to "out of fear". Britney and her ex-boyfriend David Lucado Britney has been longing for another baby for years. In 2014, before conservatorship became public knowledge, Radar reported that Britney was looking to expand her brood when her stay in Las Vegas ended the following year. The singer began dating David Lucado, who was a researcher at a law firm, in March 2013, just two months after she ended her engagement to Jason Trawick. A source told RadarOnline, "Britney can't wait for the Vegas show to be over because she wants to start a family with David." "David is always with her in Vegas and they act like an old married couple together. Britney with her mother and father The Criminal singer admitted in early 2014 that she would like to have more children so she wouldn't feel so lonely. She said: "I would really like to have another baby, a girl. I think it's going crazy. “I will no longer feel alone in the world. I'll feel like I have a second person, that's me.” Britney finally got her wish and is about to become a mother for the third time. Britney finally got her wish and is becoming a mother for the third time. She shared the happy news on Instagram on Monday, revealing that she was given a pregnancy test after partner Sam suggested she take one after her trip to Maui. Sharing the news on Instagram, she revealed she was confused after appearing to gain weight following her trip to Maui, leading her partner to suggest she might be pregnant. She referred to Sam as her husband in the post, suggesting they may have secretly married. Britney also admitted she was concerned as she had suffered from perinatal depression in the past. She wrote, "I lost so much weight to go on my trip to Maui only to gain it back... I was like, 'Gosh... what happened to my stomach???'" My husband said, "No , you're pregnant, stupid !!!" So I took a pregnancy test...and uhhhhh...I'm having a baby...4 days later I got some more food, it's growing!!! Britney added, "It's hard because when I was pregnant I had perinatal depression... I have to say it's absolutely horrible... Women didn't talk about it back then... Some people found it dangerous for a woman to complain like that with a baby inside her... but now women talk about it every day... thank god we don't have to keep that pain a reserved, real secret... This time I'm going to do yoga everyday!!!

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Kriti Sanon's fierce workout at the gym is the workout motivation you need, says 'Strongest Girl' fan

Kriti Sanon posted a video of her hard workout at the gym and it will give you the workout motivation you need today. The star's fans showered her with compliments in the comments, and one user dubbed her the "strongest girl." (Author: Gardener)

Kriti Sanon'sActor Kriti Sanon has been known to dabble in any type of workout, whether it's HIIT, Pilates, yoga, or dance. Even when she's on a movie set or on vacation and doesn't have access to the gym, she tries to make it work with alternative forms of exercise. The star's countless workout snippets posted to her Instagram page back up our claim. Her latest video features her doing various forms of strength training and core-building exercises, and it will give you all the motivation to exercise you need today. On Monday night, Kriti took to Instagram to share a reel that included several clips from her intense gym workouts. The star did a variety of exercises in the video, including weighted squats, bent-over dumbbell rows, overhead kettlebell, plank hip dips, dumbbell chest presses, bent-over barbell rows, plank variations, and side dips with a ball. Scroll forward to watch the clip. (Also Read: Kriti Sanon Does Dumbbell Bench Press, Shows Fitness Routine In Work) After Kriti posted the video, it received multiple likes and comments from her followers. Her trainer Karan Sawhney also took to the comments section to praise the star. Previously, Kriti posted an impressive video of herself doing four sets of dumbbell bench presses. The actress posted the clip to her Instagram page with a "Work In Progress" sticker. Watch the clip below. Meanwhile, Kriti was last seen in Bachchhan Paandey, which also starred Akshay Kumar, Arshad Warsi and Jacqueline Fernandez.

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Shilpa Shetty motivates her fans with a yoga video on Monday

Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty, who is a fitness icon in the industry, is often seen sharing workout videos which are a motivation for her fans and followers on social media. (Author: Gardener)

MondayBollywood actress Shilpa Shetty, who is a fitness icon in the industry, is often seen sharing workout videos which are a motivation for her fans and followers on social media. On Monday, she took to her Instagram profile and dropped a video of her workout. In the video, the 'Hungama 2' actress can be seen doing some yoga poses such as utkatasana (one-legged chair pose) and anjaneyasana (deep lunge). She wrote, "Yoga adds years to your life and life to your years." I read this quote a while ago and it's SO true! Practicing yoga early in the day sets the tone for the rest of my day...regardless of whether I have a busy schedule or a less hectic day." She continued, "So I started my day with Eka Pada Utkatasana (one-legged chair pose) transitioning into Anjaneyasana (deep lunge). Speaking of Shilpa's work front, she's currently filming her upcoming movie Sukhee.

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