In one wide-ranging interview with ABC News aired on Good Morning America and Night on Wednesday (January 12), Jamie Lynn Spears opens up about her sometimes controversial, tumultuous relationship with her sister Britney Spears, including two terrifying incidents she chronicles in her upcoming memoir, Things I should say (January 18).
Jamie Lynn told ABC News’ Juju Chang about an incident in which Britney allegedly took a knife and locked herself and her sister in a room after telling Jamie she was scared. “I think it’s important to go through our panic attacks and how we can feel in those moments sometimes,” Jamie Lynn said before Chang’s question about why she wanted to. Include the story in your memoirs.
“But it is also important to remember that I was still a child at the time. I panicked. It was an experience I had. But I was also scared, like really saying anything because I didn’t want to upset anyone or anything. But I was also very upset because she didn’t feel safe.”
Younger, 30-year-old Spears, who says she thinks of Brit as “like another mother“As they got older, writing about watching Britney’s behavior began to change as the singer publicly struggled with mental health issues in 2007 and 2008, describing the ‘Gimme More’ star as ‘disappointing’ often “,” paranoid” and “spiral” during that period = Stage.
And while Jamie Lynn told Chang she couldn’t speak to Britney’s current state of mind, she tried to describe how she felt during her older sister’s troubled years, “because what that’s very important. The problem was that I was in a lot of pain. It matters, it doesn’t matter where they come from.” In the book, she describes how after several years of simmering tension, the sibling relationship came to a boil during the COVID-19 pandemic when, “Britney came yelling at me and stood up.”
The confrontation is said to have happened while Jamie Lynn was holding her toddler daughter Ivey. “She cursed at me and so I just walked out of the room. Jamie Lynn said: ‘We’re just one family under one roof’. “I am not trying to argue. And when I tried to remove myself from the situation, that’s when I guessed that she was both really angry and my eldest daughter [Maddie] You know, tried to mediate the situation, I hate that, like, that’s not what you’re supposed to do, you’re 12 years old. ”
According to Jamie Lynn, instead of respecting both daughters’ wishes, their parents reverted to the “unhealthy stereotype” by telling her “that I shouldn’t be upset, like I can’t do Britney sad. You said you just found me and the kids uncomfortable. When will I matter? ”
The interview, which also covers Jamie Lynn’s support for Britney in the singer’s battle to break out of her permanent role of protector, spans 13 years and Maddie’s near-death experience after one year. SUV crash, also contains some tearful, loving moments that the former Zoey 101 the star revealed that despite the public and private debates, at the end of the day the blood is thicker than the drama.
“I just love and support her and do what’s right for her, and she knows it, so I don’t know why we’re in this position right now,” she told Chang; A spokesperson for Britney Spears did not respond to a request for comment at press time.
Watch videos from Night interviews (knife breakdown at around 4:45 and the screaming match at 9:40).
https://www.billboard.com/music/pop/jamie-lynn-spears-interview-conflicts-britney-spears-1235018585/ Jamie Lynn Spears Describes Conflict With Britney Spears In Interview – Billboard