The young mom says she totally relates to the stars of the hit MTV reality show because she knows what it’s like to be 16 and pregnant in the public eye.
At age 16, Jamie Lynn Spears made headlines and tons of criticism when the Nickelodeon actress revealed she was pregnant. As a young mom in the spotlight, the 20-year-old says she identifies with Teen Mom and the struggles they face. “When I saw MTV’s Teen Mom was coming out, I remember thinking, ‘Oh my God, I cannot wait to see this show because there’s someone else out there,” she says in a new Glamour interview.
Jamie Lynn felt a deep connection to the teens on the show: “I mean, I feel for those girls. I’ve been that girl. It does show that motherhood is hard.”
As the teens faced money problems, fights, break ups and other drama, Jamie Lynn had her own issues. “There were so many times — especially when Maddie would get sick — when I would cry to myself and think, I really don’t know what to do,” she says. “It takes bravery to be a young mom, and it does take bravery to let the world watch.”
Jamie Lynn’s such a fan of the show, she even reached out to Chelsea Houska and offered her love advice! “I think @ChelseaHouska is sooo damn pretty… Way too pretty to be crying over (whatever his name is)!!!” she wrote on Jan. 24.
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