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April 14, 2005

Britney Spears says she is pregnant

by Michael Bushnell, Page Editor
Pop singer Britney Spears announced Tuesday that she and husband Kevin Federline have conceived their first child. Spears announced the news on her official web site, ending months of tabloid speculation.

According to CNN, Spears wrote that, "The time has finally come to share our wonderful news that we are expecting our first child together. There were reports that I was in the hospital this weekend. Kevin and I just want everyone to know that all is well. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers."

Reuters reported that Spears and Federline announced no further details. This is her first child, but it is Federline's third. He had two children with former girlfriend Shar Jackson, whose movie career began and ended with a starring role in "Good Burger."

Spears and Federline have been married since September and live in Los Angeles.

Spears, 23, from Kentwood, Louisiana, has sold over 60 million albums worldwide, according to Billboard.

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  • uh on April 14, 2005 at 8:43 AM
    this is her first??... right
  • Jade (View Email) on April 14, 2005 at 9:35 AM
    i think itis really great that you are going to have your first child but dont give it a funny name like Jessica Walice from eastenders who plays Kat
  • michael babbaro (View Email) on April 14, 2005 at 9:40 AM
    i love you
  • B on April 14, 2005 at 10:04 AM
    Who cares? What a cheap story for Silver Chips to report.
  • Phylicia (View Email) on April 14, 2005 at 10:21 AM
    I would like to congratulate Britney and Kevin.
    I love you Britney.
  • anonomous on April 14, 2005 at 10:30 AM
    are you sure this is your first....???
  • leilani (View Email) on April 14, 2005 at 10:41 AM

  • ha on April 14, 2005 at 10:50 AM
    im proud of ya britney
  • ekaterina (View Email) on April 14, 2005 at 10:53 AM
    i am so excited for Britney but kevin trash needsyo leave him he just wants her money!
  • awer on April 14, 2005 at 11:34 AM
    It's about time! I can't imagine her being a good mom, anyways.
  • Jenny Mcpheron (View Email) on April 14, 2005 at 12:03 PM
    I hope you do ok with your baby and take care.sorry to here that everyone thinks you are lieing i dont belieave it so i will talk to you someother time if there is anymore comments.
  • maggie (View Email) on April 14, 2005 at 12:17 PM
    i think its really kool that shes having a kid but if its a gurl i feel sorry for her, but if its a boy good luck.
  • angel (View Email) on April 14, 2005 at 12:34 PM
    u guys suck this is none of your buisiness so just stay out of it
  • what on April 14, 2005 at 12:47 PM
    why is silver chips online reporting on the pregnancy of a pop star?
  • molly (View Email) on April 14, 2005 at 1:05 PM
    you are way to young to have a kid, and did it ever accur to u that he has 2 other kids and is just going to pot one right out of u, then get some money then leave... wow u truely are a blond
  • jayline (View Email) on April 14, 2005 at 1:18 PM
    I like britney spears havein a baby i think it is really cool.
  • FEDERLING on April 14, 2005 at 1:21 PM
  • oompa on April 14, 2005 at 1:31 PM
    uhm, why is this important news?
  • lexa on April 14, 2005 at 3:18 PM
    you should she have a kid if she cant even tack care of her self? it makes no sence.
  • - on April 14, 2005 at 3:53 PM
    why is this in national news?

    why is this even on Silver Chips?
  • Max Lockwood on April 14, 2005 at 4:49 PM
    I gotta say, people really need to take time with what they type. federling, do you even realize that carrion is the prey of a vulture? really though
  • tony (View Email) on April 14, 2005 at 5:42 PM
    who cares?
  • Joel Turnham on April 14, 2005 at 5:48 PM
    Ok, so first of all Id like to say that I do NOT understand why this is on SCO or is in the National News section (as previously stated). Honestly I don't see why anyone cares that some celebrity is going to have a child. Honestly, I think that kid is going to be really screwed up.

    Second, to all you people who are talking like Britney Spears is going to see this, NEWS FLASH: SHE IS NOT GOING TO SEE THIS SO STOP TALKING TO HER. SHE DOESNT KNOW OR CARE WHO YOU ARE. And stop telling her what to do. I mean, if she wants to lead a screwed up life let her.

    In conclusion: SCO, this is actually the first time I have ever been disappointed with you. How about we cover some real news now?
  • Gulsko on April 14, 2005 at 6:15 PM
    Why are all of you whining... stop whining.... why dont you go have your own children and then whine about that
  • blahh on April 14, 2005 at 9:12 PM
    ahahah to Joel, i agree with you.... why is everyone in here writing their comments TO if shes going to read them?? you all are so silly =)

    BUT um....silver chips reports news...and this is news. A famous person is having a not sure what section of SCO this was in...but it probably belongs in Entertainment or something. But anyways, (to those objecting to the article) just because you dont like britney spears doesnt mean that her pregnancy cant be written about. It may not be a very important issue in todays world but still...its a little article...its not that big of a deal. SC keeps up with other things going on too!
  • confuddled on April 14, 2005 at 9:16 PM
    pssst...why is this national news? and why is this on silver chips? please don't write about britney spears again
  • joe on April 14, 2005 at 9:49 PM
    Britney's just trying to get back into the spotlight again. She's starting to lose her publicity, so this announcement's just to get it back
  • kido on April 14, 2005 at 10:02 PM
    I too find the comments written more entertaining than the story. They make me wonder what sort of audience this sort of gossip truly attracts...
  • sam silsbee on April 15, 2005 at 7:41 AM
    stop your complaining people. i cant believe you are getting mad for SCO having too many stories. i think thats good for a newspaper
  • Anonymous on April 15, 2005 at 10:58 AM
    who the hell cares if britney is having a baby!!!!! and those of writing to her did u ever think she would actually see them!!!!!??????? she doesnt care about u or wat u think of her new baby.
  • Michael Bushnell (View Email) on April 15, 2005 at 1:11 PM
    Thank you for your comments and for reading the story. Since this is the Internet, we have an infinite amount of space to post things. No important story was overlooked to make this story happen; I was either going to write this or sleep. As with comment-filled stories on Young Buck stabbing someone or B2K breaking up, these stories are often put up to provoke discussion.

    I don't understand why someone would rip us for reporting too much...seems odd to me. Do I think that this compromises the integrity of SCO? Of course not; becuase if we did, this would never have been run, and the editors and I don't regret the decision. I'm pretty amused by it.

    Judging by the volume of comments, people are reading. So why not report what people are interested in? Thanks for reading SCO.
  • Chris Mulligan (View Email) on April 16, 2005 at 12:22 PM
    I do think it's a bit silly that this article and an article about the chair of the State Democratic Party visiting Blair are considered of equal importance based on story position and size.

    As for Sam's comments: There is a great deal to be said for editing and a bit of self control. As much as I might want to vomit out anything I feel like talking about onto the page a little bit of discipline, revision and though can yield a much better newspaper.
  • Michael Bushnell (View Email) on April 16, 2005 at 1:49 PM
    Chris, you're absolutely dead-on, and I totally see what you mean, even if my earlier post goes against everything it says. Yes, I agree with you in that I wish that we posted stories on importance rather than date. But we at SCO also try to give a wide variety of stories, and its been something that's helped us become one of the three best online newspapers in the country.

    And I dont mean to make that sound arrogant, beucase it's not like I made the difference in us winning those awards.

    Hope Syracuse is going well, Chris. You can say whatever you want to because you helped start the sports announcing stuff for me at BNC last year, and that was awesome. Be well, and thanks for reading SCO.
  • yea Mike B on April 16, 2005 at 1:53 PM
    To those of you wondering why SCO wrote something about Britney, consider this:

    Over the course of her career, she has averaged selling over 30 thousands albums EVERY SINGLE DAY.

    There are lots of people who like her. If you aren't one of them, why dont you cry about it.
  • BSN'r on April 16, 2005 at 11:41 PM
    The sports announcing thing which, incidentally, promptly died after you left.
  • Chris Mulligan (View Email) on April 17, 2005 at 11:25 AM
    While I appreciate your sentiments I'm not at Syracuse; my girlfriend is.
  • anon on April 17, 2005 at 4:14 PM
    not that anyone cares... but how can u say that sharr Jackson's movie career ended with Good Burger. Yall do know the woman is still an actor and she aint't dead. Editorialize much? Maybe I am overreacting (no i definetely am) but as someone who is trying to forge an acting carreer themself, it pisses me off that the media(including sco) underestimates the difficulty of being a working actor and maintaining any kind of movie carrer once you've started it. Especially when've you've got nonsense news about an oversexualized pop princess who got knocked up by your ex making you like a ghetto disgruntled baby mamma and eclipsing any evidence that you were an actress long before you became brittney spears's back up dancer turned husband's exgirl friend......Okay maybe silverchips didn't exactly do that in this artlicle. I just wanted yall to acknowledge sharr jackson's movie carreer, though in Intensive Care, may still have a chance of survival.
    My Tirade is complete.
    That is all.
  • Michael Bushnell (View Email) on April 17, 2005 at 4:21 PM
    Oh yeah, sorry Chris, I got that twisted. You're somewhere up in that Upstate NY area, right? Or am I completely an idiot?
  • lala on April 18, 2005 at 10:42 PM
    ahah i agree with anon. that line about Shar Jackson..."whose movie career began and ended with a starring role in 'Good Burger'" i think thats a litte mean... where did you get that information from? you make it sound like shes a complete failure as an actor. Ive seen her in Tv shows since that... but i guess thats considered a tv career? but then again, you still make it sound like she wasnt very successful. Oh well...but im not complaining about the articleee unlike these other COMMENTERS is news...and this article did spark some interest with its readers so good job =)
  • shish kabob on April 21, 2005 at 5:01 PM
    yall r messed up
  • monica (View Email) on April 23, 2005 at 4:39 PM
    britney you don't know what your in for that baby won't stay little forever! I hope your not making any career plans any time soon! You can't just dump your baby off because, ain't nobody gonna take care of that baby like mama will.
  • Mary F. (View Email) on April 26, 2005 at 10:58 AM
    congratulations brittany i have always been a big fan of your music and i just turned 16 today and i found out two days ago that i am 3 months pregnant and i just wish the best for you even though just like you we are both gonna need all the wishing we can get just for our babies well CONGRATULATIONS ONCE AGAIN


    MARY F.
  • china (View Email) on April 27, 2005 at 2:34 PM
    hey britney when do you have your baby china
  • shish kabob on May 2, 2005 at 12:27 PM
    how about you think shed want her baby 2 b born in some random place like china? hello?!
  • anonymous on May 9, 2005 at 3:34 PM
    i want 2 know y some blazers r trying 2 talk directly 2 britney, by sayin like "britney, u should name ur child.....". y would britney even be reading this site?? i mean hello???????!!!!!!!!!!!!!! whats goin on?..........................
  • Haley J (View Email) on May 12, 2005 at 5:54 PM
    *Hi everyone! i just wanted to get on here and say that finally brittney spears has settled down! YAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!! brittney is a great singer and actress and i am very happy for her! everyone please add her and he new oncoming family into your prayers and wish her the best! shes gonna be a great mom! thanks for your time!~*buh bye*~
  • chanel (View Email) on May 18, 2005 at 12:23 AM
    what!!a baby. this can ruin your life , and not to mension your career!
  • stacia (View Email) on May 18, 2005 at 2:41 AM
    I am so hapy to hear that she is having a baby> I have two and I have been with her since babybrit17, email address..and I am only 23 about time, she will love motherhood...It really doesn't mean your life is over..
  • lasherria robinson (View Email) on May 18, 2005 at 12:30 PM
    when is brittney spears due date and what is she having a boy or a girl.
  • tiffany (View Email) on May 20, 2005 at 4:26 PM
    im so happy she is having a baby
  • TIFFANY (View Email) on May 25, 2005 at 1:47 PM
  • Jenny Keung (View Email) on May 26, 2005 at 12:07 AM

    Hey,Britney how do you feel?
  • alumna3 (View Email) on May 28, 2005 at 12:41 PM
    Shar Jackson is most famous for her role as Niecy on "Moesha". It is mean to say her career began and ended with "Good Burger".
  • rebecca wallis (View Email) on May 29, 2005 at 8:40 AM
    hiya im rebecca wallis, dear britney would you think your career is over when you have your 1st child. if so what are you going to do, can i take over your part cause its my dream to be a singer/actress.....
    lots of luv= rebecca wallis
    age= 14years
  • kate (View Email) on May 30, 2005 at 9:36 PM
    hey britney i just wanted to congragulate you on your baby. Keep staying strong.WE LOVE YOU.
  • Monika (View Email) on June 2, 2005 at 5:20 PM
    Britney I am just here to congragulate you of you first child.We are always with you Britney!!!Stay strong!!We love you Brit!!!!!!!!!
  • tricia jackson (View Email) on June 9, 2005 at 3:00 PM
    I think that is wonderfull news that you are having a baby.congrats.I hope that you will enjoy motherhood.
  • avril (View Email) on June 23, 2005 at 12:36 PM
    brittney you are too young . what were you thinking ?
  • Amy (View Email) on June 26, 2005 at 11:35 PM
    what is britany's website?
  • brandy (View Email) on July 3, 2005 at 10:46 AM
    i think it is very good news.every body always has bad things say but there just jelious.if she is happy thats all that matters.she has a great life why can't she have a child? im not really a britney fan!but she has the right to do what ever she wants to do. just because shes famous thats the only reason people say what they say. every one needs to have a happy life!
  • Amy (View Email) on July 12, 2005 at 9:09 AM
    Ikm am NOT an Brittney Spears Fan but i think that she should have a baby and a good life but she needs to know is she can handle it .
  • qna123 (View Email) on July 24, 2005 at 10:08 PM
    i think it is right for brittany to have a great baby an a great life but brittany should not marry all these men at different times i new she was going to get pregant!!
    i wish the best for her baby!
  • t (View Email) on July 25, 2005 at 8:50 PM
    Hello i just read some comments the main thing is not to look down anyone, but wish everyone the best. you dont really know what is going on in their lives.but what they say. i do agree dont put down an actress because you havent seen her on tv since her last moive they did say her former boyfriend has two kids by her. maybe shes busy raising them and thats a big role she taking on.what about britney's husband what movie does he play in? my prayers is with everyone. god bless
  • kayla (View Email) on August 8, 2005 at 2:16 PM
    i think brittney and kevin make such a cute couple i love them two when their together they act just like me and my boyfriend whenever we are together their wedding was so pretty and i know with brittney and kevins looks together their gonna make one pretty baby together people shouldnt be saying bad things about brittney they don't even know her if you would meet her i bet she wouldnt be a bad person i would love to hang out with her hey britt call me sometime and we can go to the clubs if you ever read this (229-559-8885)
  • allison (View Email) on August 10, 2005 at 6:03 PM
    britney, I wish you and your husbend lots of luck.. If you have a boy name are prince Daniel and a girl name princess cristine LOTS OF LUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Allison
  • melisa on August 12, 2005 at 6:54 PM
    you a stupid hoe britney why u gunna get pregnant u got a whole life against u
  • ahem on August 16, 2005 at 10:12 AM
    britney spears is never, ever going to read this. why are people trying to address her via this discussion forum? i'm sure she has plenty of fansites for that exact purpose.
  • * on August 20, 2005 at 10:58 PM
    sounds like she's having a boy
  • Betty-Jo (View Email) on September 3, 2005 at 9:43 PM
    I am a fan of Brittany Spears, I too had a baby just 9 Months ago. Its the Most Exciting thing to ever happen in my life. Hes the Best Son Ever. I think she is having a Girl, Mark my word :).
    Congratulations!!! Best of Luck to you!
    A Fan,
  • KING MICHAEL (View Email) on September 6, 2005 at 11:44 AM
    hi everyone if she is having a baby kool i wish me and my girl could but i never really liked her but i think it is so kool she is having one me and girl wish the best of luck to her take care everyone
  • iarra (View Email) on September 12, 2005 at 5:16 AM
    hi,britney id like to congratulate you 4 having a baby!i like watching your videos specialy me against the music!wish you can send of some of your dvd's,heres my home add,heights brgy.1,zone 2,malaybalay city,buk.philippines!i wish you could send!GOD BLESS
  • schree (View Email) on September 14, 2005 at 6:54 PM
    Hi Britney!! Congratulations!! We all hope that you're doing fine and that the baby is happy and healthy!! Schree` and Baby (hosts of the talk show...
    "On Your Mind"
  • jessica on September 21, 2005 at 3:03 PM
    i think its really great that she is having a baby and i wish her the best...i dont see why yall are talking bad about her she just wants a baby like most people and to have a normal life....but yall need to shut up about her because i think its great that she is having a baby!!! good luck britt!!! i wish u and ur baby and ur husband the best!!!
  • QUATESHA (View Email) on September 29, 2005 at 1:57 PM
  • Erika Anderson (View Email) on October 8, 2005 at 11:30 PM
    im happy for you 6 pound 11 ounces great
  • Beckie g 14 (View Email) on October 22, 2005 at 8:05 AM
    It's a baby Boy. Wow congrates to her hope little sean/shean/shaughn/shean or however it's spelt is healthy AND i'm praying for her.
  • Beckie g 14 (View Email) on October 22, 2005 at 8:16 AM
    Hey i know half you guys think Brit will never read anything you write here. hey YOU might not read what ever i write here but it is the thought that counts. If you don't like brit don't waste your timing saying bad stuff. her fans dont like it. If you where famous i hope people say nice things about you so you don't have to put up with crud that people like you put out there. Okay that didn't make sense. Hey Millions Love Britts including me and it dosent matter if no1 reads this i have just said i'm a fan and that's all.....
    WE LOVE YOU BRIT FROM Caboolture 14 year olds. OLD AUSTRALIA From Beckie G .. HAVE FAITH .
  • TOI (View Email) on October 24, 2005 at 6:39 PM
    CONGRATULATE, 10-24-05 5:39 PM
  • torie (View Email) on November 17, 2005 at 3:26 PM
    hey brittney good luck with the litte one and i am very happy for you and the baby and of course daddy. so how u liken it? well good luck in all you do! torie 18 from ohio
  • sage wagner on November 28, 2005 at 7:26 PM
    hi brittney

    good luck with the little ONE. I HOPE U DO WELL WHATS HIS NAME?
  • Monique (View Email) on January 30, 2006 at 6:58 PM
    I used to like Brittney spears but after all I heard that she gain 20 pounds on her chin. I began to say to myself are you talking about Brittney spears I know you are not talking about her? but after all my friend prooved it to me in the magazine and I said that can't be her. and she looked so fat! but my mom told me that after you a baby is born some of the moms get real fat and some really don't get fat. but while i'm at it what is your sons name and when was he born CONRAGULATIONS BRITTNEY SPEARS. but if you have any comments just E-mail me back OK! LOVE MONIQUE.
  • lov 2 sing (View Email) on February 16, 2006 at 6:43 PM
    I love Briteny spears.But Id be lyinng if I say she is great romodle for kids everywere because Ihave o DVD of her and Kevon Fedrline and she knows that little kids would buy it and he still let them show it .
  • tonya (View Email) on March 21, 2006 at 7:17 PM
    Im a huge fan of yours my name is Tonya i have ever cd of you and my bedroom is full of britney posters and pictures on the wall your the best i've heard you had a little boy, how cute good luck with the little one you will be a great mother, of course your a sanger do you know how cool that would be to have a mom that is a sanger, trust me your a great sanger and deep down in side i bet your very sweet, and lots of people think so and some people does not but im sure that you are a sweet person i know hilary duff sure thinks your a sweet person she loves your songs and stuff well take care and i hope your little one is alright,Bye

    Your Bigest
    Fan, Tonya
  • amanda (View Email) on March 25, 2006 at 11:56 AM
    I want to wish u good luck on your baby and I think youll be a good mom so well Ihave to go now by
  • KAYLA on May 11, 2006 at 6:33 PM
  • lil kim (View Email) on May 15, 2006 at 2:15 PM
    Are you pregant with another baby?
    Are you deviorceing kevin?
    what are you naming the baby?
    Is it a boy or a girl?
    is the baby dad kevin?
  • Chris Veech (View Email) on June 2, 2006 at 5:08 PM
    Hey yea Mike B,
    I noticed you said that if you don't like Britney than why don't you cry about it. Kid, you're probably only 13 or 14. Don't get caught up in this kind of gossip. You're right about a lot of people like Britney. You are forgetting, however, it is mainly little kids who don't have enough morals. Wait until you get older, and then you will understand the why I stand by my comments.
  • Shaneada (View Email) on July 12, 2006 at 5:30 PM
    Wow congratulations to you briteny and kevin for ya'll first child sean and double congratulations to ya'll second child on the way.
    Love your true fan
    Shaneada ^_^

  • chloe thomas (View Email) on September 5, 2006 at 3:35 AM
    i think they have done a good job of parenting britney has braken down alot but shes a good mum with ther 2nd child on the way and i wouldn't listen to the magizines there a load of bull
  • Thallya Cuervo (View Email) on March 20, 2007 at 7:44 PM
    Hi,my name is thallya cuervo,i'm from venezuela.
    i used to liked britney but,now she is so scary i'm don't what's happened to britney,and why she did drugs.
    now,she've topay her fault.
    anyway,she used to dance very well before she got fat.i think she needs diet,and exercices...
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