An excerpt from Jamie Lynn's memoir, Things I Should Have Said, delves into the actress's teen pregnancy and all of the effort that went into hiding it. Keep scrolling for the shocking details.
The starlet's upcoming memoir hasn't been free of controversy: Jamie Lynn made headlines back in October when a charity rejected a donation from the book sales. But now, the Zoey 101 icon is back in the spotlight for an entirely different reason. A newly-released excerpt from Things I Should Have Said reveals some of the behind-the-scenes drama that took place after Spears got pregnant at sixteen years old.
"There was a whole lot of fighting going on between everyone involved," she wrote. "The entire Spears team was already caught up in my sister's PR difficulties, and everyone around me just wanted to make this 'issue' disappear." Jamie Lynn shared that "one person after another" told her that going through with the pregnancy was a "terrible idea."
In the memoir excerpt, the 30-year-old claimed that she was forced to leave school when her team learned she was pregnant, had her phone taken away, and was told to keep the whole thing a secret. "My team believed everyone outside of the inner circle was a potential threat," Jamie Lynn explained. "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."
"Britney's condition was spiraling into something more concerning," she detailed, talking about the Princess of Pop's mental health in 2007. "They were concerned her instability at that time made her untrustworthy. I went along with what my team told me to do because I was a minor and didn't want to create any more issues."
The mom-of-two revealed that Britney found out about the pregnancy through the media. "To this day, the hurt of not being able to tell my sister myself lingers," Jamie Lynn wrote. After Spears previously threw shade at Jamie-Lynn's memoir, we can't help but wonder what the Gimme More singer thinks of the excerpt. Who knows, maybe there's another savage Insta post headed our way.