Britney’s little sister shocked everyone when she got pregnant at 16, and now she reveals what really happened.
In 2007, Jamie Lynn Spears was 16 years old and the star of the hit Nickelodeon show Zoey 101. When she announced she was pregnant by her then-boyfriend Casey Aldridge, she received lots of flack from angry parents and confused teens, and now she’s finally speaking out about her decisions in a new interview with Glamour magazine.
“I’d had one boyfriend,” explains Jamie Lynn. “It doesn’t make it perfect or all right. But I was judged for something that probably most everyone does. I was young. I was in love. I was like every other teenager, except I had this last name. And I made a decision that is forever my decision.”
Jamie Lynn was so in love, and she thought she was going to be with Casey forever. But she was too scared to speak with a doctor about birth control options.
“I believe in safety and birth control as prevention,” she says. “But like many young girls… I was really scared to go to the doctor. And I was on a Nickelodeon show, and it [felt] especially embarrassing to ask someone to put me on birth control. I didn’t want to ask my doctor because she had a little girl.”
After she found out she was pregnant, she revealed the shocking news to OK! magazine. “But I wasn’t trying to glamorize teen pregnancy,” she says. “I hated when [the tabloids] said that. Everybody is dealt a hand of cards. It was my choice to play them the way I played them. But the hateful comments hurt.”
Jamie Lynn disappeared from the spotlight as she focused on raising her daughter, but now she’s ready to jumpstart her career again! She moved to Nashville and is writing and performing music.
She expects scrutiny because of her past and her famous sis. “The last time anyone heard anything of me, I was 16 and pregnant,” she explains. “All I can do is be my best — there will always be people who will never like me.”
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