The #FreeBritney movement is bigger than ever following the singer's virtual appearance at the Britney Spears conservatorship hearing. Now, younger sister Jamie Lynn Spears has spoken out about Britney's experience and where she stands.
After months of speculation and media focus following the viral Britney Spears documentary, Framing Britney, the pop star has called for her conservatorship to be lifted. The conservatorship gives Britney’s father, Jamie Spears, control over her estate. The BBC reported that in her powerful statement, Britney said: "I just want my life back."
Jamie Lynn, Britney’s younger sister and an actress-singer best known for her role in the Nickelodeon show Zoey 101, took to her Instagram stories to explain why she has not spoken out until now.
Jamie Lynn said: "The only reason I hadn't [spoken out] before is because I felt like until my sister was able to speak for herself and say what she felt she needed to say publicly that it wasn't my place and it wasn't the right thing to do."
"But now that she's very clearly spoken and said what she needed to say, I feel like I can follow her lead and say what I feel I need to say. Since the day I was born, I've only loved, adored, and supported my sister," Spears continued.
Jamie Lynn then went on to say that whatever Britney wants to do, as long as she is happy, she supports it. She said Britney could run away to the rainforest and have a "zillion babies" or come back and "dominate the world" and she would support her sister either way.
"I have nothing to gain or lose either way. This situation does not affect me either way, because I'm only her sister who's only concerned about her happiness."
Jamie Lynn explained that she is not involved in Britney’s conservatorship, and has made a "conscious choice" to just be a sister to her and an aunt to her sons.
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Jamie Lynn continued: "Maybe I didn't support her the way the public would like me to with a hashtag on a public platform but I can assure you that I've supported my sister long before there was a hashtag, and I'll support her long after."
Spears concluded her stories, saying: "If ending the conservatorship and flying to Mars or whatever the hell else she wants to do to be happy, I support that 100-percent because I support my sister, I love my sister, always have, always will. As long as she's happy. So let's keep praying. That's all."
Naomi is a trainee News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on fashion, wellbeing, and entertainment for GoodTo and My Imperfect Life and is training for an NCTJ Qualification.
Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.
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