In a series of Instagram Stories, Jamie Lynn Spears, 30, was emotional at times as she explained how “proud” she is of Britney “for using her voice.” She noted that she finally decided to speak out after her sister, Britney Spears, 39, did.
Jamie Lynn said in the video message shared Monday to her Instagram stories. “The only reason I hadn’t before is because I felt like until my sister was able to speak for herself and say what she felt she needed to say publicly that it wasn’t my place and it wasn’t the right thing to do.”
Jamie Lynn is the younger sister of Britney, and the youngest daughter to Lynne and Jamie Spears. On Wednesday, Britney broke her silence on the strict conservatorship. The former Nickelodeon star added that she is her “own person” and that she is “speaking for myself”, stating that she does not represent the rest of the family.
Jamie Lynn is a mother of two daughters, Maddie, 13, and Ivey, 3. She said that he made a “very conscious” choice to participate in Britney’s life as her sister and as an aunt to the singer’s sons, Sean Preston, 15, and Jayden James, 14. Britney shares her sons with ex-husband Kevin Federline.
Recently and in the past, the younger Spears sister has come under fire on social media for not speaking up for her sister and against the conservatorship. Jamie Lynn continued to defend her decision of not speaking out publicly before saying, “maybe I didn’t support the way the public would like me to — with a hashtag on a public platform — but I can assure you that I support my sister long before there was a hashtag.”
“I’ve worked since I was 9 years old. I paid my own freaking bills since I was 10 years old. Not that I owe the public anything because my sister knows I love and support her. That’s the only person I owe anything to,” she continued.
The Instagram statement from Jamie Lynn comes less than a week after Britney spoke publicly during a court hearing Wednesday as she addressed her conservatorship and how she hopes it terminates. She said, “if ending the conservatorship and flying to Mars or whatever the hell else she wants to do to be happy, I support that 100% because I support my sister; I love my sister. Always have, always will. As long as she’s happy.”
Many other stars spoke out in support of Britney since last week. Britney spoke out in a court hearing last week, pleading to end the 13 year long conservatorship that allowed her father, Jamie, and a team of other conservators to control her personal life, and namely, her $60 million fortune.
During the hearing last Wednesday, Britney was not questioned by her conservators’ lawyers, nor have they had the opportunity to rebut her allegations in court. A new court document obtained by Entertainment Tonight reveals that Britney’s father is requesting that she pay almost $2 million to cover the cost of his attorneys amid their tense conservatorship battle.
As stated by the judge on Wednesday, Spears still needs to file a formal motion to end the conservatorship.