Jamie Lynn Spears spoke to her sister Britney before entering the 'I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!' jungle.
The 32-year-old actress has become somewhat estranged from her elder sister - who regained control of her multimillion-dollar fortune when a conservatorship governed by her immediate family was terminated in 2021 - in recent years amid allegations she was involved in the arrangement but admitted that she made contact with the '...Baby One More Time' superstar before heading Down Under to compete on the ITV1 reality show.
Speaking on Monday's (20.11.23) episode, she told campmate Fred Sirieix: "I think every family fights and has their stuff but I talked to her before I came here and we love each other."
In the years after Britney shot to fame as a pop singer, Jamie Lynn landed a role on the Nickelodeon series 'All That' before the network decided to create comedy series 'Zoey 101' for her, but shortly after she finished shooting the show in 2007, she found herself pregnant by then-boyfriend Casey Aldridge at the age of 16.
During her chat with the 'First Dates' star, Jamie Lynn went on to admit she was led to believe her life was "over" when she gave birth to now-15-year-old Maddie.
She said: "Oh, I always say this. My momma, not in a cocky way at all, my mom literally believed we were the best in the world. I think we grew up, all we ever did was sing and dance, that was our whole household, that’s how we were. We auditioned for a show called ‘All That’ and that’s when I was on ‘All That’ for three years before I did Zoey . It was very successful. After I finished Zoey, I had my love of my life, what I thought, I decided to keep the baby. I was 16. The whole world was like, ‘You’re a s***, you’re horrible your life is over…Because I got pregnant young and I was on a kids’ show."
The 'Sweet Magnolias' actress - who is now married to Jamie Watson and has five-year-old Ivey with him - was seen on the edge of tears as she claimed that several people did not want her to go through with the pregnancy but moved to Mississippi from her native Louisiana to concentrate on raising her baby,
She said: "I moved to Mississippi and literally hid. Put a gate around me. I had 20 paparazzi on me every day. They wouldn’t leave me alone. They came and lived in Mississippi, middle of nowhere. It was horrible. I hated it so much. I just wanted to be normal. I wanted my baby to be normal. Everybody told me I was going to be a horrible mom. So I was like I’ve got to raise this baby by myself and I did.
"When I went away...when I first got pregnant, they didn’t want me to have the baby. A lot of people around me.”
"When I got out of that, I told my parents I was going to emancipate them, that way I could make my own decisions. I was secretly telling her I was going to doctor's appointments. I was going to meetings with a lawyer…
"My poor mom, we put her through it. And so then she was like, she didn’t want me to do that, she knew that would mean I’d probably marry the father and lose my fortune that I’d amassed over the years of working… she said, ‘Just go baby…’. It was the first time I was in control. My mom did [come and visit]. I don’t know what’s wrong with me, why I wouldn’t take the easy route sometimes, but I just don’t want to."
'I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!' continues Tuesday at 9pm on ITV1 and ITVX.