Seventeen-year-old Jamie Lynn Spears, younger daughter in the corrupt Spears family and star of Nickelodeon TV show, Zoey 101, reportedly had a baby Thursday, June 19th. Jamie Lynn paid a visit to a hospital in Southern Mississippi near the Spears ‘ home in Louisiana early Thursday morning.
Her baby is named Maddie Briann. (Of course, my name is now forever tarnished by being linked to the Spears name.) Maddie weighed 7 pounds and 11 ounces at birth and is supposedly very healthy. Not much else is known about the baby.
Ellen Brannan, spokeswoman for Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center, said, “We understand everybody’s interested, but we don’t give out information on anyone. Everyone’s entitled to their privacy.”
The baby’s father is Jamie’s fiancé, Casey Aldridge, a 19-year-old pipe layer from Liberty, Mississippi. When the pregnancy was announced in December, there was speculation that Casey was not the actual father. Jamie supposedly dumped Casey months earlier for cheating on her. The major rumor was that the real father is a high executive at Nickelodeon. This would be completely unethical, not to mention illegal for someone to have sex with a minor. However, this is not proved.
Zoey 101 ended after its fourth season, but is still airing regularly on Nickelodeon and The-N. Nickelodeon issued the following statement: “We wish her and her family well.”
The most interesting thing about her pregnancy was the reaction to it. I mean, teen idol/model for young kids, pregnant at sixteen? That just screams controversy. Some people like me looked at Miss Spears in shame. That Spears family is extremely messed up. However, most of the reaction I have found online is supportive of Miss Spears, applauding her to keep the baby. I don’t know if applauding is the correct approach, but I have to give her credit for taking care of the girl – assuming she’s more capable than her sister.
I don’t know if I want to congratulate Miss Spears on something like this, but good luck, Jamie. I wish your child the best.