Jamie Lynn Spears, the younger sister of pop star Britney Spears, makes an unsettling claim in her new book that her parents pressured her to get an abortion when she became pregnant as a teen Nickelodeon star back in 2007.
Spears’ family drama has been dominating headlines for months amid claims that Britney and Jamie Lynn’s dad Jamie abused his power as the pop star’s conservator. So this new revelation by the younger sister, also a child star as “Zoey 101” on Nickelodeon from 2005 to 2008, brings further scrutiny on the family.
Proponents of the #FreeBritney movement already accuse father Jamie Spears of profiting off his older daughter’s fame.
Now Jamie Lynn Spears claims she went through hell during her teen pregnancy with abortion and adoption being pushed to protect her Hollywood image.
Britney Spears’ Sister Jamie Lynn Says Parents Pushed Abortion
Excerpts from Jamie Lynn Spears’ upcoming book “Things I Should Have Said” that were obtained by TMZ reveal the young Nickelodeon star’s parents feared that giving birth to a child so young would ruin her acting career.
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Jamie Lynn recalled that at one point, people from her inner circle “came to my room trying to convince me that having a baby at this point in my life was a terrible idea … ‘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.’”
“Everyone around me just wanted to make this ‘issue’ disappear,” she flatly added. “Everyone was certain that termination would be the best course of action.”
Keeping The Pregnancy Hidden
The Spears went to extraordinary measures to keep their famous teen daughter’s pregnancy hidden
In the book, Jamie Lynn claims that her phone was taken away from her to stop her from communicating with anyone outside of her inner circle in the hopes of keeping the pregnancy a secret.
She says she wasn’t even allowed to tell her older sister Britney Spears that she was pregnant, which only made things even more difficult for her.
“I needed her more than ever and she wasn’t able to help me in my most vulnerable time,” she said. “To this day, the hurt of not being able to tell my sister myself still lingers.”
Jamie Lynn recalled that she and her father Jamie once got into an argument over the unborn baby, “slinging words and tossing insults” when he pushed adoption.
Jamie Lynn Spears’ Daughter Is Born
Eventually, the “Zoey 101” star’s team made an exclusive agreement with OK! Magazine to break the pregnancy story, and give them the first images of the baby.
Jamie Lynn and her mother Lynn then hid out at a cabin in Connecticut until the story came out. They ended up spending Thanksgiving together there, where “Momma wore her disappointment like her favorite jacket,” she wrote.
Jamie Lynn Spears gave birth to a daughter, Maddie Briann Aldridge, in 2008 when she was just 16. Maddie’s father was the teen star’s then boyfriend, Casey Aldridge.
As it turns out, not everyone in Hollywood is a proponent of abortion.
Jamie Lynn’s book is due to come out on January 18, 2022, and she is already being slammed by Britney Spears fans who feel that she’s trying to profit off of her sister’s legal situation that involves her trying to be freed of her conservatorship, which was run by their father Jamie for years.
It will certainly be interesting to see what other bombshells come out in this book.