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Jamie Lynn Spears Talks To OK About Being Pregnant

Jamie Lynn Talks About Her (Admittedly) Shocking Pregnancy

Yesterday we were totally taken off guard by the news that 16-year-old Jamie Lynn Spears is pregnant, and now we have some details from her surprising (and probably lucrative) exclusive interview with OK! Magazine. It sounds like she wasn't expecting the news, and even kept it to herself to process for a while before telling anyone. Plus, she's planning to raise her child in Louisiana so he or she can "have a normal family life." Maybe she learned something from Brit after all? Here are highlights from the interview:

  • On learning the news: "It was a shock for both of us, so unexpected...I was in complete and total shock and so was he...As soon as I found out for sure from the doctor, I took two weeks to myself where I didn't tell anybody...Only one of my friends knew because I needed to work out what I would do for myself before I let anyone's opinion affect my decision. Then I told my parents and my friends. I was scared, but I had to do what was right for me."
  • Lynne on her daughter's pregnancy: "I didn't believe it because Jamie Lynn's always been so conscientious. She's never late for her curfew. I was in shock. I mean, this is my 16-year-old baby."
  • On premarital sex (why even ask): "I definitely don't think it's something you should do; it's better to wait, but I can't be judgmental because it's a position I put myself in."

Still, wow. Also, Jamie Lynn was supposedly seen going to see Juno in NYC on Monday. How appropriate. In related news, Lynne Spears' parenting book has been "delayed indefinitely." Um, surprise? Britney seems like she's still in denial and I will say that I can't wait to read the rest of this interview — still in serious shock from the news.

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sneakynikki sneakynikki 9 years
ladybugrenee ladybugrenee 9 years
so bought this magazine and it was pretty predictable...
demeter demeter 9 years
I am still in total shock!!
creepupmytee creepupmytee 9 years
this is madness.
emlod10 emlod10 9 years
shes never late for her curfew because she spends the night!
Lizabelle Lizabelle 9 years
I think they will fire her from the show and end it, or with the strike they will be on break until she is back.. She is prob almost 5 months along, if u look at pics she has been wearing baggy shirts for awhile now...
amber_castaldo amber_castaldo 9 years
This just makes me so sad. I hope that the money goes to making the child and Jamie Lynn's life a good one. She is definitely getting a leg up on some of the other 16 year olds who get pregnant. I don't know any that have been paid a million for their baby pictures.
BetseyRae BetseyRae 9 years
Admittedly, Britney and the family as a whole seem to be completely wacko and dysfunctional, but the fact that Jamie-Lynn is pregnant doesn't mean that she is a failure. How she handles being a mom determines who and what she is. Let's all hope that she doesn't follow her sister!!!!
kelsen kelsen 9 years
I agree, CM213! I hope this story is a wake-up call for parents who are or act oblivious to how sexually active teenagers are today. If anything good comes out of the OK! article, it would be that parents would take more time to talk to their kids about sex and consequences.
magita magita 9 years
I don't know, Jamie-Lynn may have been raised up in a questionable environment with maybe parent's that didn't always have her best interests at stake, but if every 16 year old having sex got pregnant, this wouldn't be news. Accidents happen, and her people could have easily made the problem disappear so to speak (that sounds horrible just typing it), but I do give her kudos for making such a brave and mature decision to have the baby...I just hope she has a level enough head on her shoulders to handle it. I'm not a fan of the magazine-whoring for the announcement, however...but I wish her the best of luck...
Achanel2 Achanel2 9 years
She's so beautiful too.
Achanel2 Achanel2 9 years
WHAT!!!!!!!???????????? Anybody think she will be a better parent than britney?
dashofsugar dashofsugar 9 years
a few things... 1) wow. 2) Why is a 19 year old guy dating a 16 year old? Oh, right... to get into her older sisters crab infested pants... 3) ...and everyone else thought it was Miley Cyrus... pshssst and 4)...the hits just keep on coming for the Spears family. Sad. ...maybe this will actually help some young girls not to have sex so young. in this world... i doubt it. so kill me for being cynical.
jenn_52 jenn_52 9 years
It was a shock for both of them? I thought by the age of 16 you'd realize that screwing can get your pregnant.
CM213 CM213 9 years
i think it's sad that people are judging her for being pregnant at 16. not that i'm condoning having sex at an early age and getting pregnant, but people make mistakes. a lot of our mistakes go unnoticed and we don’t learn from them. then there is the mistake that is unavoidable and ruin everything we have already planned. the issue is not people make mistakes, it's what we do after we make them. if she wasn't famous or britney's sister, no one will make a big deal about this. keisha castle hughes was 16 when she got pregnant and was an Oscar-nominated actress. solange knowles got married on feb 2004 because she was pregnant at 17 and by october 2007 she was divorced. no one made a big deal about that. get over it. it happened. no need to make the girl feel like sh*t about the situation. she's not the first 16 years old to get pregnant.
HeySharon HeySharon 9 years
Not the first 16 year old to get preggers, but its still sad, because she's a role model for girls her age
meeshee meeshee 9 years
que triste :(
Roccoco Roccoco 9 years
Jamie's just sick of Brit stealing all the limelight-she probably thought...mmmm...wonder what will really outdo big sis... Here's to more Hollywood kids gone wrong, DUI's, Rehab and prison-oh boy what next??
GemV GemV 9 years
WOW JUST WOW...and here I thought the Jessica Alba pregnancy was a shock...WTF...
ennaoj74 ennaoj74 9 years
WTF is up with this family, it's sooo sad
vanprooyen vanprooyen 9 years
The comment in the article (at the end) about the movie Juno made me think differently about the situation. At first I was really shocked by this and I am still shocked. But then I loved the movie Juno (as many people do). I guess teenage pregnancy seems different in a movie . . . I mean, I didn't look down on Juno. So maybe I should not pass judgement on Jamie Lynn. Also, I read somewhere on the internet that Beyonce's sister got pregnant last year at age 18 . . .
spider78 spider78 9 years
I can hear the banjos playing in the background......this family is the entire package of white trash.
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 9 years
Well Jamie-Lynn can say bye bye to "Zoey 101". I doubt Nickelodeon are going to write the pregnancy into the show.....
katt0911 katt0911 9 years
i feel bad for her - i mean, honestly shit happens! i know they were together for some time - who knows exactly how long, but when you feel your in love, sex - NOT FOR ALL but for some people - is a way of expressing it... i mean apparently the Spears family is ... uh... sexual ppl? lol i think that kids these days watch celebrities so closely and they see them all having kids that sometimes they think, i want that now too! it could be possible that Jamie Lynn and her boyfriend weren't using protection and while they might not have been 'trying' they didn't care if it happened. Some people are like that, they think they love someone so much that they don't care if it happens. It could also be possible she was that 1% on birth control that ended up pregnant, my boyfriends sister was one of the 1% so it's not impossible! Could also be the condom broke. Things happen, she's keeping the baby and taking responsibility for her actions, which for one is more than you can say for her older sister. It's not something to be taken lightly by all means, she is only 16, but it's not something people should be bashing her for. It's her body, her mind, her life. She lives with her consequences not us.
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