Jamie Lynn Was Informed She’d “Ruined” “Every Young Girl” Who Watched Her On “Zoey 101” After She Obtained Pregnant At 15

Jamie Lynn Was Told She'd “Ruined” “Every Young Girl” Who Watched Her On “Zoey 101” After She Got Pregnant At 15

Jamie Lynn Spears Referred to as “Worst Human Alive” After Teen Being pregnant

Jamie Lynn, now 32, performed the titular character in Nickelodeon sitcom Zoey 101 for a couple of months earlier than discovering out she was pregnant in 2007 on the age of 15.

{The teenager} wound up disappearing from the general public eye and welcoming her child, Maddie, in non-public. Final yr, Jamie Lynn revealed in her wide-ranging memoir that she and her mother, Lynne Spears, stayed in a distant cabin someplace in Mississippi after she instructed her dad and mom that she was pregnant— and that to today, she’s uncertain of what their precise location was.

Jamie Lynn alleged within the e book, titled Issues I Ought to Have Mentioned, that she was “banished” into isolation by her dad and mom after she refused their repeated requests that she get an abortion or give the infant up for adoption at a “home for unwed mothers.”

What’s extra, Jamie Lynn revealed that whereas she was in hiding — which she allegedly needed to preserve a secret from everybody, together with her sister, Britney Spears — she was saved underneath extraordinarily tight management by her dad and mom.

“They took my smartphone away, fearing the news would get out, and insisted that no one share any information with anyone, especially the press. My daddy and I stopped speaking and the tension was terrible,” she wrote.

“Home felt like a prison without a smartphone or connection to the outside world,” she added. “My team believed everyone outside of the inner circle was a potential threat. They went so far as hiding my pregnancy from my sister, claiming, ‘It’s too risky to tell Britney about the baby.’ I needed her more than ever and she wasn’t able [to] help me in my most vulnerable time.”

Jamie Lynn additionally revealed that she ended up threatening to file for emancipation — which is when a minor is legally free of management by their dad and mom or guardians — after her mother and pop refused to let her transfer out as soon as she’d given beginning. Nonetheless, she in the end determined to not go forward with the authorized battle so as to keep away from extra unfavorable press round their household.

As we speak, Jamie Lynn’s daughter, Maddie, is 14 years outdated, and the actor can also be mother to Ivey Joan, 4, whom she shares along with her husband, Jamie Watson.

Trying again on her first being pregnant expertise throughout an look on the Higher Tomorrow podcast this week, Jamie Lynn — who’s at the moment reprising her well-known Nickelodeon function within the new reboot Zoey 102 — candidly recalled making the tough option to stroll away from Zoey 101 when she discovered she was anticipating.

“That was something I took responsibility for [in a] way that made sense for me,” she stated of her resolution to step away from the present. “That doesn’t make sense for everyone else, but it made sense for me.”

Jamie Lynn went on to recall being instructed that her selections across the being pregnant have been going to depart younger ladies who watched her on Nickelodeon “ruined.”

“The whole world came down and told me I was the worst human alive for doing so and that every young girl who ever watched my show was going to be ruined because of me and my personal decision.”

And briefly referring to her expertise residing in isolation, Jamie Lynn instructed podcast host Hannah Brown that she ended up gaining a “different outlook” on public scrutiny due to her growing extra significant interactions within the small city she stayed at.

“I didn’t have a cell phone, I had a house phone. I was like, ‘No one call me,’ [and] I put myself on a budget” she started. “I had a budget for, like, 10 years that I lived very strictly by and I just wanted to be normal and I just really wanted to be away.”

“I think being in a small town and going into a store [where the clerk] who’s checking you out doesn’t care about who you are, what you’re doing or who’s taking your picture, she’s trying to get home to her kids,” she went on.

“Interacting with people like that on a daily basis makes you have a much different outlook whenever a newspaper writes a bad headline about you that’s not true. Like, you know what, that doesn’t matter. These are the people that matter,” she added.

You may take heed to Jamie Lynn’s full look on the Higher Tomorrow podcast right here.

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