Jamie Lynn Spears: It was my ‘private duty’ to give up fame after getting pregnant at 15

Jamie Lynn Spears opened up about her “private” choice to step away from the limelight when she received pregnant at 15.

“That was one thing I took duty for the best way that made sense for me,” Spears, now 32, informed Hannah Brown on Wednesday’s episode of the “Higher Tomorrow” podcast.

Talking concerning the backlash she obtained on the time, the mother of two mentioned, “That doesn’t make sense for everybody else, nevertheless it made sense for me and the entire world got here down and informed me I used to be the worst human alive for doing so and that each younger woman who ever watched my present was going to be ruined due to me and my private choice.”

On the time, she give up the hit Nickelodeon present “Zoey 101,” which ran from 2005 to 2008, to give attention to her being pregnant.

Jamie Lynn Spears
She performed Zoey Brooks in “Zoey 101.”
Jamie Lynn Spears
The “Candy Magnolias” star reduce her profession brief and moved to Mississippi to boost daughter Maddie, whom she gave delivery to in 2008.
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Following her choice to go away the present behind, Spears used her teen being pregnant as a technique to begin over again — this time, within the “center of nowhere” in Mississippi.

She detailed that she removed her cellular phone and opted for a “home telephone” as an alternative. Nonetheless, she inspired folks to not contact her.

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“I used to be like, ‘Nobody name me,’ [and] I put myself on a funds,” she continued to element. “I had a funds for, like, 10 years that I lived very strictly by and I simply wished to be regular and I simply actually wished to be away.”

The actress furthered that she loved going to the shop with out worrying that the clerks — or anybody, for that matter — would acknowledge her and sneak a photograph.

Jamie Lynn Spears with her family
Apart from Maddie, Spears additionally welcomed Ivey Joan in 2018.

“Interacting with folks like that every day makes you might have a a lot totally different outlook each time a newspaper writes a foul headline about you that’s not true. Like, what, that doesn’t matter. These are the those who matter,” she famous.

Spears went on to welcome daughter Maddie, now 15, in June 2008 with ex-boyfriend Casey Aldridge. The “All That” star additionally shares daughter Ivey Joan, 5, with husband Jamie Watson.

And whereas Spears briefly stepped away from the highlight, she has slowly made her comeback to Hollywood, scoring a primary function in “Candy Magnolias.” She can be making ready to move again to Pacific Coast Academy within the movie “Zoey 102,” out Thursday.