Pop princess Britney Spears has intensified rumours she is expecting her first child with husband Kevin Federline, after being spotted shopping for a swimming costume in a maternity store.

The sexy singer recently revealed she is keen to start a family with Federline, who she married last year (04), and it seems her wish may have come true.

Spears was snapped browsing in BABYSTYLE in Santa Monica, California with minders, before spending $34 (GBP18) on a two piece swimsuit.

Fellow shopper JENNY DYKE says, "She spent 20 minutes in the changing rooms. I don't know why anyone would try on clothes for pregnant women unless they are expecting themselves."

20/01/2005 03:31