Growing up in the spotlight is not easy. There are countless stories of child performers who spend their whole childhood working and not enjoying any free time for themselves. It is easy to see how the pressure and rigorous demands of the entertainment world can negatively impact these kids in their teens and well into their adulthood. Often times, the young artists grow up too soon, unable to enjoy the fruits of their labour. One child actor shocked the world when she made an unexpected announcement. It did not involve substance abuse or breaking the law like so many do. Nonetheless, she still received backlash and harsh, mean comments from the media as well as parents everywhere. Jamie Lynn Spears was beginning to come out of the shadows of being pop singer, Britney Spear’s little sister. The teen had a hit show and had aspirations to follow in her sister’s footsteps in the world of music. In 2007, however, Jamie Lynn disappointed her fans when she made a personal revelation.She is the youngest of three kids. Her middle sibling is none other than the teen pop star Britney Spears.
The little girl enjoyed the perks that came with being Britney Spears’ little sister. She got to hang out with famous celebrities like Justin Timberlake.
Jamie Lynn played a younger version of her sister’s character in the movie Crossroads. It helped that the two sisters look alike.
The duo were presenters at the 2002 Teen Choice Awards.
She was slowly paving her own road to stardom. Although, she was compared to her older sister, it was becoming obvious that the younger Spears was also talented.
Jamie sang the theme song of the show “Follow Me” which was written by Britney Spears.
She also guest stared in the TV show Misguided where she played a promiscuous teen.
The 16-year-old announced she was pregnant. She had been dating her 18-year-old boyfriend Casey Aldridge for two years. She knew she would receive criticism but she did not realize how harsh it would be. “A lot of horrible, nasty things were said,” says Jamie Lynn.
Jamie Lynn left Hollywood and bought a house in Mississippi with her boyfriend. A year later the couple split up. They would reconcile again in 2010 but broke it off permanently that same year.
“Music was the first career decision I ever made for myself,” explains Jamie Lynn.
“That’s when I started writing music, and I didn’t do anything for almost five years,” explains Jamie Lynn of the process. “I was just writing, figuring out who I was as an artist.”
The couple married on March 14, 2014 in New Orleans. Her daughter Maddie was the flower girl.
Her single “Sleepover” was released this past June. She also collaborates with other artists. She co-wrote the hit “I Got the Boy” for Jana Kramar.
While re-launching her career, Jamie Lynn still drives her daughter to school, calling herself a regular soccer mom.