Jamie Lynn Spears tearful after revealing she threatened to emancipate parents during first pregnancy
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Jamie Lynn Spears teared up in last night’s episode of I’m a Celebrity after revealing she threatened to emancipate parents during first pregnancy.
Many viewers have been curious to see if she would talk about her famous family while in camp, and surprisingly it took less time than most of us expected.
In yesterday’s show (20 November), we saw her chilling out in the camp with Fred, who delved a little into her home life and upbringing.
As for where she is now with her family, Jamie Lynn told Fred that she'd spoken to Britney before she went into the jungle.
"I think every family fights and has their stuff but I talked to her before I came here and we love each other," she said.
When Fred asked about how she and sister Britney both became ’so famous and so big’, Jamie Lynn said: “Oh, I always say this. My mumma, not in a cocky way at all, my mum literally believed we were the best in the world.
“I think we grew up, all we ever did was sing and dance, that was our whole household, that’s how we were.
“We auditioned for a show called All That and that’s when I was on All That for three years before I did Zoey . It was very successful.
“After I finished Zoey, I had my love of my life, what I thought, I decided to keep the baby. I was 16.
“The whole world was like, ‘You’re a s**t, you’re horrible your life is over…’”
Fred then asked: “Oh really? You felt it?”
Jamie Lynn replied: “Oh yeah. Because I got pregnant young and I was on a kids’ show.”
Fred asked: “Your parents were good with you?”
Jamie Lynn said: “Yeah, they had a lot going on. I just think they were sad I was in that situation, but also it’s your baby having a baby. I had to go hide away for a long time because [the press] were relentless.”
She continued: “I moved to Mississippi and literally hid. Put a gate around me. I had 20 paparazzi on me every day. They wouldn’t leave me alone.
“They came and lived in Mississippi, middle of nowhere. It was horrible. I hated it so much.
“I just wanted to be normal. I wanted my baby to be normal. Everybody told me I was going to be a horrible mum.
"So I was like I’ve got to raise this baby by myself and I did.”
Jamie Lynn then started tearing up as she spoke about when she 'first got pregnant', at which point Fred comforted her, telling her they didn't have to talk about it she didn't want to.
But the star continued to say 'a lot of people around' her 'didn't want' her to have the baby.
She said: “When I got out of that, I told my parents I was going to emancipate them, that way I could make my own decisions.
"I was telling her I was going to doctor's appointments. I was going to meetings with a lawyer.
"My poor mum, we put her through it. And so then she was like, she didn’t want me to do that, she knew that would mean I’d probably marry the father and lose my fortune that I’d amassed over the years of working… she said, ‘Just go baby…’.
"It was the first time I was in control. My mum did [come and visit]. I don’t know what’s wrong with me, why I wouldn’t take the easy route sometimes, but I just don’t want to.”
Reflecting on their conversation in the Bush Telegraph, Jamie Lynn added: “I’m proud of where I’m at now. I don’t share it in a way of being sad or crying about it, but it’s like, I don’t know, I just… I’m really thankful.”