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Jamie Lynn Spears Claims She Went Out Of Her Way To Help With Sister's Conservatorship
While promoting a new book that calls Britney Spears "paranoid," Jamie Lynn Spears maintained that she has "always been her sister’s "biggest supporter."
Britney Spears’ younger sister is claiming that she went out of her way to help with her now-dissolved conservatorship.
Jamie Lynn Spears, 30, discussed her relationship with her 40-year-old pop icon sister during an interview to promote her new book, “Things I Should Have Said," on “Good Morning America” on Wednesday. In the interview, ABC News’ Juju Chang pointed out that Jamie Lynn had referred to Britney as “erratic” and “paranoid” in the book.
When asked about Britney Spears' well-being now, Jamie Lynn told the correspondent, “I can’t speak to anyone else’s state of mind, it’s not fair.”
Yet, she maintains that she has always supported her sister.
“I’ve always been my sister’s biggest supporter, so when she needed help, I set up ways to do so,” the former “Zoey 101” star maintained.
“I went out of my way to make sure that she had the contacts she needed to possibly go ahead and end this conservatorship and just end this all for our family,” she said. “If it’s going to cause this much discord, why continue it?”
Jamie Lynn Spears said she was 17 and pregnant when the conservatorship was put into place in 2018, maintaining that she was focused on her impending motherhood and not the conservatorship at the time.
“I understand just as little about it then as I do now,” she said.
She said — despite internet rumors to the contrary — that she took no part in overseeing funds with the conservatorship and noted that if she was linked to the conservatorship, it was a “misunderstanding.”
“I took no steps to be a part of it,” the younger Spears sister added.
She went on to state that she was “happy” when the conservatorship was dissolved by a judge last year.
The decision to end the conservatorship came after months of intense criticism of the conservatorship by the “Overprotected” star and her supporters. Britney Spears had called the arrangement "abusive” during a court hearing months prior and suggested that her father and former conservator Jamie Spears, 69, and other relatives should go to jail for abuse. She noted that her family “did nothing” while she was being suppressed and controlled.
Britney Spears had since referenced her sister in several angry social media posts regarding her treatment by her family.
In the months after the initial hearing, Jamie Lynn Spears’s social media accounts became riddled with commenters encouraging her to support and speak up more for Britney Spears, and Jamie Lynn has said she's received death threats.
Britney Spears unfollowed her sister on Instagram earlier this month, PageSix reported.
Still, Jamie Lynn maintained on “Good Morning America” that “love is still there” between her and her elder sister, though she admits their relationship has gotten complicated.
“I’ve only ever loved and supported her,” she said.