Jamie Lynn Spears Opens Up About Teen Pregnancy, Country Music Plans
Jamie Lynn Spears became pregnant at 16 and stepped away from the spotlight
When Jamie Lynn Spears found out she was pregnant at 16 in 2007, she decided to step away from the spotlight – but now she’s ready to re-launch her career in entertainment.
Jamie Lynn Spears Pregnancy
Spears, now 22, recently reflected on how she found out she was about to have a child with her then-boyfriend Casey Aldridge. "I was riding around in my mom's little convertible and I had not been feeling well. I thought it was just stress with work and all kinds of different things. My friend was like, 'Why don't you just take a test?' I was like, 'Okay, I will,’” Spears told E! News. “We were filling up with gas, so I went in the gas station and took the test and it was positive," she recalls. "So that is the glamorous way that I found out I was going to have my little nugget!"
At the time, Spears was confused about how she could become pregnant so young, but was determined to raise her child at home and away from Hollywood. "This made no sense and I didn't understand it and I was young," she admitted, adding, “I decided you know what? I gotta go home. I got to put a big fence around me, I’ve got to raise my child."
Jamie Lynn Spears Music Career
Spears, whose currently engaged to her boyfriend of two years, Jamie Watson, will soon be heard on sister Britney Spears' new track “Chillen’ With You” on her eighth studio album Britney Jean. Spears is also currently working on her debut country album.
"I don't think you just wake up one morning and decide you're going to sing. It's something I've always done," said Spears. "But as a young child, like I said, all that was offered to me. You don't know how to say, like, 'Oh, this is what I want for the rest of my life.' You can't make those kind of decisions at 10 years old."
Now that she knows that music is the thing she wants to do, she’s determined to make a go of it – a reality that both excites and scares the former child star. "It's seeing it all here and it's real," she gushed. "It's like, 'Oh my goodness, I'm really gonna do this.' It's like my second baby."
– Chelsea Regan