Topics:  britney spears, teenage parents

Spears' sister defends teen pregnancy

Jamie Lynn Spears with daughter Maddie
Jamie Lynn Spears with daughter Maddie Bang ShowBiz

JAMIE Lynn Spears wasn't trying to "glamourise teen pregnancy" when she fell pregnant aged 16.

The 20-year-old actress - whose sister is Britney Spears - has hit out at her critics four years after having her daughter, Maddie, with then-boyfriend Casey Aldridge, and she has apologised for "letting down" young girls who looked up to her at the time.

The former 'Zoey 101' star told Glamour magazine: "I was on a Nickelodeon show, and it felt especially embarrassing to ask someone to put me on birth control.

"I did feel responsible for the young girls and the mothers who I probably confused and let down. I apologise for that. But I wasn't trying to glamorize teen pregnancy."

But the blonde beauty has found it useful to lean on her 30-year-old sister - who has sons Sean Preston, six, and five-year-old Jayden James from her marriage to second husband Kevin Federline - for support while bringing up Maddie.

She added: "[Our bond as mothers], it's such a big thing, you know? Especially 'cause there's an age gap there - she's 10 years older. I think if I were just a normal 20-year-old, I wouldn't be able to relate as much to her."

 

>> More entertainment news


Top Fishing Spots

Local Real Estate

Featured Jobs

Bundaberg jobs listed daily



Local Partners

LATEST DEALS AND OFFERS

Have Your Say

Balancing the books: Queensland's...
Learn More

Cars For Sale

Find cars for sale online now.
Learn More

Property Listings

Search for a property online right now.
Learn More

Local Profile

Stay Connected

Get the news as it happens, in your inbox

You can change the newsletters you are subscribed to when you edit your profile

Edit Profile


Special Offers

Latest deals and offers

Horoscopes

Aries

Managing your relationships with women is important now, but you may find it difficult to deal with someone’s resistance. Be more...

read more

Marketplace

Special Offers & Promotions

Compare & Save