Jamie Lynn Spears Claims She Doesn’t Understand Why Britney Is Upset With Her
She spoke about their relationship while promoting her new book.
Jamie Lynn Spears has opened up about her involvement in Britney’s conservatorship for the first time, marking only the second time she has publicly spoken about the situation since it began in 2007.
In a promotional interview for the release of her memoir — due out next week — Jamie Lynn finally answered some of the questions we’ve all been dying to know.
“I was happy. First off, I don’t understand- when it was put into place, I was a 17 year old, I was about to have a baby,” she told Good Morning America on Wednesday. “So I didn’t understand what was happening, nor was I focused on that. I was focused on the fact that I was a 17 year old about to have a baby. I understand just as little about it then as I do now.”
Fans of Britney have continually called out Jamie Lynn Spears for neglecting to speak out about her sister’s conservatorship — she has previously said it “wasn’t her place” to do so.
“That love is still there, 100 percent. I love my sister. I’ve only ever loved and supported her and done what’s right by her, and she knows that, so I don’t know why we’re in this position right now,” she said.
This is the first time Jamie Lynn has spoken since the conservatorship was quashed last year. Previously, she claimed in a series of Instagram stories that she has always loved and supported her sister behind the scenes.
“I am so proud of her for requesting new counsel, like I told her to do many years ago,” she said back in June. “I support that 100 percent, because I support my sister. I love my sister, always have and always will, as long as she’s happy.”
Jamie Lynn’s comments directly contradict Britney’s own emotional testimony, in which she claims she received no support from her family. “Not only did my family not do a goddamn thing, my dad was all for it,” Britney said in her testimony. “I’ve lied and told the whole world I’m OK and I’m happy.”
Jamie Lynn’s interview comes after Britney called her out last year for performing a remix of her own songs at the Radio Disney Music Awards back in 2017.
“I don’t like that my sister showed up at an awards show and performed MY SONGS to remixes !!!!! My so-called support system hurt me deeply !!!!” she said, adding that “this conservatorship killed my dreams.”
Britney has also indicated she’s interested in writing a book, although no concrete plans to do so have been announced.