Things You Might Not Know About Jamie Lynn SpearsPublished on April 4, 2016. Updated April 3, 2020
Jamie Lynn Spears – younger sister of Britney Spears – has been famous for a good chunk of her life. Although she took a hiatus from the spotlight when she got pregnant with her daughter Maddie, for the last few years, she’s been focused on making the career transition from acting to country music. Since it’s her birthday, here are some things you didn’t know about the star:
She was engaged to Maddie’s father, Casey Aldridge, from 2008 to 2009. In 2013, she announced her engagement to Jamie Watson and the two were married in 2014.
She attended Parklane Academy where she was a cheerleader and the point guard for the girl’s basketball team; however, she finished high school via online correspondence.
9. Acting Bug
Her first acting role was in Crossroads. She played the younger version of her sister Britney’s character.
She caused controversy in 2014 when she broke up a brawl in a Pita Pit in Hammond, Louisiana, when she grabbed a long, serrated bread knife and started waving it around. The whole incident was caught on camera.
She co-wrote the Jana Kramer song “I Got the Boy,” which was released on Kramer’s 2015 album Thirty One.
6. Too Scared to Ask
She was too scared to ask the doctor for birth control when she was dating Casey Aldridge, the father of Maddie, which is why she ended up getting pregnant at 16.
5. Not So Glamorous
She found out she was pregnant when she was out with a friend. She wasn’t feeling well, so they picked up a pregnancy test at a gas station, and did the test there. That was when she learned that she was expecting Maddie.
4. Chilling’ With You
She is featured on her sister Britney Spears’ eighth studio album Britney Jean on the song “Chillin’ With You.”
3. Living in Nashville
In 2010, she moved from Liberty, Mississippi, to Nashville, Tennessee, to pursue a career in country music. She lived there or three years before she moved back to Louisiana.
2. Getting Prepared
While she was living in Nashville and preparing to launch her country singing career, she took guitar lessons and voice lessons.
1. Part of the Family
She has a chocolate lab named Nice. Her daughter Maddie named him when she was just three years old.