About 10 years ago, the talented and popular teen star of Nickelodeon’s Zoey 101 announced that she was pregnant. That girl, as you probably remember, was Jamie Lynn Spears.
“The child star who got pregnant. A lot of horrible, nasty things were said,” she said of that time of her pregnancy in her new TLC special Jamie Lynn Spears: When the Lights Go Out.
That was the start of a rough period for the then 16-year-old Jamie as she received flack in the media for getting pregnant so young.
One little girl, one wedding, a country career on the rise, and nearly a decade passing and Jamie is almost unrecognizable from the young girl you once saw in the tabloids.
Her single “How Could I Want For More” debuted at #29 in 2013 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs and she most recently performed at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville in March.
“I’m not just a child star. And I’m not just someone’s sister. And I’m not just a teen mom.”