Jamie Lynn Spears Never Meant To Glamorize Teen Pregnancy

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Jamie Lynn Spears never wanted to "glamorize teen pregnancy."

Britney Spears’ younger sister Jamie Lynn Spears may have gained publicity for getting pregnant at 16-years-old, but the now 21-year-old never meant to “glamorize teen pregnancy.”

Spears recently opened up to Glamour magazine about how giving birth to daughter Maddie Briann changed her life forever.

“It was 2007. I had been on a Nickelodeon show, Zoey 101, and after we wrapped shooting, I just wanted to go home to Louisiana and finish high school, be a cheerleader, all that. Then I found out I was pregnant,” she tells the magazine’s March issue. “I was young. I was in love. I was like every other teenager, except I had this last name. And I made a decision that is forever my decision.”

Jamie Lynn admits that she wasn’t using birth control and had her reasons. “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 apologize for that. But I wasn’t trying to glamorize teen pregnancy.”

“Everybody is dealt a hand of cards,” Jamie Lynn reasons. “It was my choice to play them the way I played them. But the hateful comments hurt.”

And now that Jamie Lynn has her life back in order, she is looking to re-enter the music industry.

“I was a kid who did a kid show. Then I went away and raised my child, and the world has never met me as an adult. This is the first time anybody is really meeting me as a grown woman and grown mother making a decision about what to do with my life,” she tells Glamour.

“Do people have an idea of who they think I am? Yes, and that’s fine with me,” Jamie Lynn says. “My music will speak for itself.”

Are you interested in Jamie Lynn’s new music? Do you think she glamorized teen pregnancy?

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