She claims that she has been prevented from disclosing her pregnancy to Britney – and says “Everyone was certain that the interruption would be the best course of action.”
Jamie Lynn Spears is opening up about her struggles and tensions within her relationship with her father, Jamie Spears, in his new memoir “Things I Should Have Said”.
In her novel, the Nickelodeon student confesses about the “terrible” tension she experienced with her father after telling him and the rest of his family that she was pregnant at the age of 16. It was 2007, the same year her sister Britney La Spears – as Jamie puts it in the book – was “spiraling into something more troubling.”
In an extract published by People On Tuesday, Jamie Lynn recalled “a lot of fighting going on between everyone involved. The entire Spears team was already involved in my sister’s PR difficulties and everyone around me just wanted to make this ‘problem’ go away.” .
“My family and my leaders pulled me out of school until they figured out what to do next,” he continued. “They took my smartphone away from me, fearing that the news would come out, and insisted that no one share any information with anyone, especially the press. My father and I stopped talking and the tension was terrible.”
According to Spears, all members of her team “were confident that interruption would be the best course of action,” with the second option being to send her to a teenage mother’s home to carry the pregnancy to term. then give the child up for adoption. .
“Dad and I fought, throwing words and insults,” wrote the now 30-year-old. “He grabbed me by the shoulders and held me tight in hopes of bowing to his will. I came into his face and yelled, ‘NO! I’m not going.’ I couldn’t deal with any of them. I ran away from them, panting with rage. “
Jamie also revealed that one of his biggest regrets was not being able to tell his sister about her pregnancy at the time, fearing that Britney would accidentally leak the news to the press due to her mental state at the time. . She said both her family and the management team asked her to hide the news from Britney.
“I needed her more than ever and she was unable to help me in my most vulnerable time,” he said. “Britney’s condition was escalating into something more troubling. They were concerned that her instability at the time made her unreliable.”
Jamie added, “I followed what my team told me to do because I was a minor and didn’t want to cause any more problems. Britney learned about pregnancy when the article was published. To this day, the pain of not being in able to tell my sister myself lingers. “
Spears also said things with her family went so badly that she asked her lawyers to draft and serve her mother with emancipation papers. But with Britney on the news, “Everyone involved in my saga reluctantly agreed that we had to do what was best to avoid further negative media attention.”
The memoir will be released on January 18th.