The mother-of-two was only a teenager when she got pregnant with her first baby. According to extracts from her upcoming autobiography her parents tried to make her abort the child – and then to give her up for adoption when she refused.
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Jamie Lynn Spears claims her parents Lynne and Jamie Spears pressured her to have an abortion after she became pregnant as a teenager.
Jamie Lynn, now 30 years old, was just 16 when she found out she was carrying Casey Aldridge’s child.
The singer and actress was the face of a clean-cut TV show on the Nickelodeon channel at the time – with the pregnancy causing a media storm in the USA at the time.
Now writing about her life experiences in a memoir titled Things I Should Have Said, Jamie Lynn has taken aim at her 69-year-old father Jamie and 66-year-old mother Lynne – and has fired both barrels.
Extracts from the memoir TMZJamie Lynn claims that Jamie Lynn told dad Jamie Lynne and mother Lynne about her 2007 pregnancy, they: “came to my room trying to convince me that having a baby at this point in my life was a terrible idea.”
She claims that her parents had told her this: “‘It will kill your career. You are just too young. You don’t know what you’re doing. There are pills you can take. We can help you take care of this problem … I know a doctor’.”
She also adds: “Everyone around me just wanted to make this ‘issue’ disappear…everyone was certain that termination would be the best course of action.”
Jamie opted to ignore her parent’s suggestions and carried through her pregnancy and gave birth to her daughter, Maddie Briann Aldridge, on June 19, 2008.
Her decision to have a baby was not without drama. It is claimed that her father suggested that she adopt the child.
Jamie Lynn was also told to hide her pregnancy from Britney, her big sister.
She claims: “I needed her more than ever and she wasn’t able to help me in my most vulnerable time.
“To this day, the hurt of not being able to tell my sister myself still lingers.”
Lynne is also her mother. “Momma wore her disappointment like her favorite jacket”The pregnancy during which she was carrying her baby.
Jamie Lynn was in a relationship with Casey from 2007 until 2009 – becoming engaged in 2008, but they split before they married.
They reconciled the next year but split after three months.
She went on to date businessman Jamie Watson – and became engaged in March 2013, before tying-the-knot in March 2014.
In April 2018, Ivey Joan Watson was born to the couple.
Jamie Lynn’s blistering comments come hot on the heels of a string of accusations by 39-year-old Britney against their parents.
Britney – who this year battled to free herself from a 13-year conservatorship which handed control of her personal and financial affairs to her father – claimed she was forced to use IUD contraceptives to prevent her having children.
While she has also blasted her family for not helping her during her time of need and has vowed she may one day tell all in an explosive interview – warning: “Lord have mercy on my family’s souls if I ever do an interview!!!”