Britney Spears Announces Pregnancy!
April 12, 2005

The news came straight from Britney herself: she's pregnant! Just hours after "Extra" uncovered that Britney checked into a Florida hospital, the pop star went public on her Web site with this message:

"Dear fans: The time has finally come to share the wonderful news that we are expecting our first child together. There are reports that I was in the hospital this weekend. Kevin and I just want everyone to know that all is well."

Caroline Schaeffer, a senior editor at Us Weekly, told us Britney fans don't need to worry, the hospital trip was just for an ultrasound. "According to sources close to the situation, they say she checked in on Saturday, got out on Sunday. Our sources tell us she is now four months pregnant."

Today's big news came after weeks of speculation, which really heated up when the couple took a romantic vacation in Destin, Florida. "Kevin carried her books for her," Schaeffer said. "He didn't smoke in her presence. There were a lot of signs that something might be up, that she may be pregnant."

So how is Kevin handling the news? Seems to be pretty well -- we spotted him relaxing on the links Monday, playing a round of golf in less-than-traditional attire.

And while Britney's smoking new video "Do Something" is getting lots of airplay, this star is getting ready to trade in her miniskirts for maternity wear.

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