A complete timeline of Britney Spears and Jamie Lynn Spears' feud and tumultuous relationship

  • Britney Spears appears to have a strained relationship with her younger sister, Jamie Lynn Spears.

  • Jamie Lynn said she was "proud" of Britney after the singer's explosive court testimony in June 2022.

  • But Britney has criticized her family, including her younger sister, repeatedly on social media.

Britney Spears' strained relationship with her younger sister, Jamie Lynn, has come under scrutiny in recent years.

Tensions heightened after Britney's explosive court testimony in June 2022, with some fans criticizing Jamie Lynn for an apparent lack of support during the singer's conservatorship. More recently, attention has again been brought to their tumultuous dynamic through Britney's memoir, "The Woman In Me."

Take a chronological look back at everything that's happened between the sisters.

Representatives for Jamie Lynn Spears and Britney Spears did not respond to Insider's request for comment.

Debanjali Bose contributed to a previous version of this article.

2018: Jamie Lynn reportedly became a trustee of a portion of Britney's estate

Court documents obtained by The Blast in August 2020 show that Jamie Lynn had been secretly named a trustee of Britney's SJB Revocable Trust in 2018.

The trust was established in 2004 to protect Britney's financial assets for her children. The 2018 filing made Jamie Lynn responsible for distributing funds from the trust to Britney's sons in the event of the singer's death, the Los Angeles Times reported.

April 2019: Jamie Lynn appeared to criticize the #FreeBritney movement

The #FreeBritney movement was launched by longtime Britney fans over a decade ago, Insider's Rachel Greenspan previously reported. For years, people associated with the movement voiced concerns about how the conservatorship was affecting the singer's well-being.

The movement gained traction in April 2019 after the "Britney's Gram" podcast released a voicemail from an anonymous source (who said he was a former paralegal involved with Spears' conservatorship) claiming that Britney had been forced to check into a mental-health facility.

CNN reported at the time that sources close to the pop star said she had voluntarily checked herself into the facility.

Later in April 2019, a week after "Britney's Gram" shared the voicemail, Jamie Lynn appeared to hit back at the #FreeBritney movement, tweeting that she loves her sister "with everything I have."

"10 years ago, who was there?? I have been here long before anyone else and I'll be here long after," Jamie Lynn wrote, attaching an old video of herself defending Britney from paparazzi and hecklers.

"Don't come for me or the ones I love anymore," Jamie Lynn, who is 10 years younger than her famous sister, continued in a follow-up tweet.

August 2020: Jamie Lynn reportedly sought more control over her sister's fortune

Jamie Lynn filed a request in court for all the assets of Britney's SJB Revocable Trust to be moved into one or more "blocked accounts," with Jamie Lynn as the custodian.

"If approved, the move would put Britney Spears' financial assets into those accounts and require a judge's approval to remove them," the Los Angeles Times reported.

February 2021: Jamie Lynn denied attending a #FreeBritney rally days after 'Framing Britney Spears' aired

In a series of social-media posts, Jamie Lynn criticized the media, apparently for its sexist treatment of Britney in the early aughts, though she did not mention her sister by name.

"Dear media," she wrote on her Instagram story. "Try not to repeat the mistakes of your past. Look where that got us. Do better."

Jamie Lynn's posts came days after the documentary "Framing Britney Spears" premiered on Hulu. The film took a closer look at Britney's conservatorship and the media's treatment of Britney in the years leading up to her breakdown.

In a second Instagram story posted the same day, Jamie Lynn denied attending a virtual #FreeBritney rally.

"A few media outlets ran a false story about me attending a virtual rally yesterday," she wrote. "In fact, someone represented themselves as me without my knowledge. I love my sister very much, but I was not aware of the rally, nor was I in attendance for the virtual rally."

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Jamie Lynn Spears publicly offered support for her sister.Jamie Lynn Spears Instagram

June 23, 2021: Britney said she wants to 'sue' her family during her bombshell conservatorship hearing testimony

At her conservatorship hearing, Britney formally asked the court to end her conservatorship, which was approved in Los Angeles Superior Court in 2008 after a series of public mental-health struggles. The legal guardianship granted control of the singer's personal and financial decisions to her father, Jamie Spears.

During her explosive 24-minute testimony, Britney detailed an abusive relationship with her father. She also said she would "like to sue my family," without naming any of her relatives in particular.

"I also would like to be able to share my story with the world, and what they did to me, instead of it being a hush-hush secret to benefit all of them," Britney told the court.

June 28, 2021: Jamie Lynn directly addressed Britney's testimony

In a series of Instagram stories shared five days after Spears' court testimony, Jamie Lynn said she was "proud" of her older sister "for using her voice" to speak out against the conservatorship.

"Since the day I was born, I've only loved, adored, and supported my sister," she said about Spears. "I mean, this is my freaking big sister, before any of this bullshit."

Jamie Lynn added: "I don't care if she wants to run away to a rainforest and have a zillion babies in the middle of nowhere, or if she wants to come back and dominate the world the way she has done so many times before, because I have nothing to gain or lose either way."

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Britney Spears signing autographs in 2013.Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

Jamie Lynn's message of support came after days of criticism from Britney's fans, who questioned why the "Sweet Magnolias" actress hadn't offered public support for the #FreeBritney movement earlier.

Jamie Lynn also appeared to address this criticism on her Instagram story, writing that she did not speak out about the conservatorship sooner because she wanted to give Britney the chance to "speak for herself" first.

July 3, 2021: Jamie Lynn said she received death threats after speaking up about her sister

Jamie Lynn once again took to Instagram to reveal that she had received death threats after her previous comments on Britney's conservatorship.

"I respect that everyone has the right to express themselves, but can we please stop with the death threats. Especially the death threats to children," Jamie Lynn wrote, seemingly referring to her two young daughters, Maddie, 13, and Ivey, 3.

July 8, 2021: Jamie Lynn reposted a news story saying she's not on her sister's payroll

Jamie Lynn appeared to distance herself from Britney's conservatorship by describing herself as "broke" on social media.

Court documents filed by Britney's attorney on July 26 allege that Britney's father had been using his conservator status to live off of her estate, paying himself $16,000 a month for 12 years. Although she was listed as a trustee of a portion of the pop star's estate, it's unclear if Jamie Lynn was paid any money in that role.

According to Cosmopolitan, the younger Spears sister shared a screenshot of a news story titled "Britney Spears' sister Jamie Lynn shares photos of her home life…after it's revealed she is the ONLY family member not on the singer's payroll" on her Instagram story.

"Facts…now leave my broke ass alone," Jamie Lynn wrote alongside the image.

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Britney Spears with her father Jamie, brother Bryan, sister Jamie Lynn, and mother Lynne in 2003.Kevin Mazur/WireImage

July 12, 2021: Jamie Lynn shared an Instagram story saying Britney sent her daughters toys

Jamie Lynn posted a photo of a box of stuffed toys and wrote, "nothing sweeter than coming home to a box full of goodies for my girls from their auntie."

She also tagged Britney's official Instagram account in the post, implying the present for her daughters came from her older sister.

July 15, 2021: Jamie Lynn asked to 'end this bullshit once and for all' one day after Britney was allowed to pick her own lawyer

Judge Brenda Penny ruled on July 14 that Britney could choose her own legal counsel for the first time in her 13-year conservatorship.

That same day, former federal prosecutor Mathew Rosengart began representing Spears after Ingham, her previous court-appointed lawyer, filed to resign earlier this month.

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Mathew Rosengart leaves the Stanley Mosk Courthouse on July 14, 2021.AP Photo/Chris Pizzello

Their mother, Lynne Spears, appeared to celebrate the decision with a quote on Instagram, which reads, "The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it." Lynne had previously said in a court filing that Britney should be able to pick her own lawyers.

The following day, Jamie Lynn wrote on her Instagram story: "Dear Lord, can we end this bulls#t once and for all. Amen."

July 16, 2021: Britney slammed 'the people closest to you who never showed up for you'

In a now-deleted Instagram post, Britney called out "the people closest to you who never showed up for you." While she didn't mention her mother or sister by name, her criticism came one day after Lynne and Jamie Lynn appeared to celebrate Britney's win in court.

"How dare you make it public that NOW you CARE … did you put your hand out when I was drowning ???? Again … NO," Britney wrote.

"If you're gonna post something …. Please stop with the righteous approach when you're so far from righteous it's not even funny," the singer continued.

Britney concluded her statement by sending love to those who might be in a similar situation to hers.

Jamie Lynn was one of 1.6 million people who liked the Instagram post.

July 17, 2021: Britney said she 'didn't like' Jamie Lynn dancing to remixes of her songs in her first direct public criticism of her sister

Britney appeared to double down on criticizing her "so-called support system" with another Instagram post.

In a lengthy caption shared on July 17, Spears hit back at people "who choose to criticize my dancing videos" and wrote that she has no plans to perform as long as Jamie is the conservator of her estate. She also revealed in the caption that she has "begged" for years to put out new music without any success.

"I don't like that my sister showed up at an awards show and performed MY SONGS to remixes !!!!!" Britney wrote.

"My so-called support system hurt me deeply !!!!" she continued, adding, "This conservatorship killed my dreams."

Britney was likely referencing the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards, where Jamie Lynn danced to remixed versions of her sister's songs onstage. Britney looked "annoyed and embarrassed" while watching Jamie Lynn perform, fans said online.

Despite Britney's specific complaints, Jamie Lynn liked the post on Instagram.

July 18, 2021: Spears appeared to criticize Jamie Lynn in yet another Instagram post

Britney once again appeared to shade her younger sister on July 18 after Jamie Lynn posted an Instagram photo with the caption, "May the peace of the Lord be with you, and your spirit✌🏻❤️."

Only a short while later, Spears shared a video of herself dancing (to Billie Eilish's "Bad Guy") with the caption, "May the Lord wrap your mean ass up in joy today."

Minutes after Britney posted her video, Jamie Lynn reduced her own caption to just emojis, People reported. Britney also removed the possibly shady line from her caption the following day.

July 26, 2021: Jamie Lynn denied reports that her sister bought a condo for her to use in Florida

On July 22, Fox News reported that Britney owned a $1 million Florida condominium frequently used by the "Zoey 101" star as a vacation home, citing tax documents obtained by the outlet.

While it's unclear exactly when Britney bought the swanky property, Fox reported that she purchased it through her Bridgemore Timber LLC. The home is mentioned in court documents dating back to at least 2009.

A few days later, Jamie Lynn appeared to deny spending time at the Florida condo reportedly owned by her sister.

"I don't own a condo and I can assure you that no one has ever bought me a place at the beach," Jamie Lynn wrote on Instagram alongside photos with her husband and daughters on vacation.

"Simple FACTS. Y'all need to stop reaching," she added.

The caption has since been edited to remove any mention of the condo.

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Before and after screenshots of Jamie Lynn's Instagram post.Jamie Lynn Spears/Instagram

October 2021: A mental-health nonprofit turned down Jamie Lynn's offer to donate proceeds of her memoir

When announcing the release of her memoir, "Things I Should Have Said," Jamie Lynn said a portion of the proceeds would be donated to This Is My Brave, which is dedicated to ending the stigma of mental illness.

The announcement was criticized by #FreeBritney supporters, who bombarded the organization's Instagram with comments accusing them of siding with Britney's family in the fight over her conservatorship.

Shortly after, This Is My Brave said it would decline Jamie Lynn's offer.

"We heard you. We're taking action. We are deeply sorry to anyone we offended. We are declining the donation from Jamie Lynn Spears' upcoming book," the nonprofit posted on Instagram.

November 2, 2021: Jamie Lynn withdrew her petition to become a trustee of Britney's estate

According to court documents obtained by E! News, Jamie Lynn decided to cede her control of Britney's financial affairs. It's unclear why, and the documents didn't specify.

Three days prior, Jamie Lynn said her sister is "trying to make the best and stay positive during a very challenging time" during an appearance on "Good Morning America."

November 12, 2021: Britney was freed from her conservatorship

Judge Brenda Penny decided to grant Britney's request for termination of the 13-year conservatorship.

Penny's decision came shortly after both of Britney's parents filed petitions in support of the dissolution of the conservatorship, Insider's Azmi Haroun and Kim Renfro reported. In September, Penny approved a petition to have Britney's father immediately suspended from the conservatorship.

During that hearing, the judge described Britney's conservatorship as "untenable."

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Supporters of the #FreeBritney movement celebrate after her conservatorship was terminated.Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images

Britney celebrated the news by sharing a video from a fan that was taken outside of the Los Angeles courthouse.

"Good God I love my fans so much it's crazy," she wrote in the caption, along with several emojis. "I think I'm gonna cry the rest of the day!!!! Best day ever … praise the Lord … can I get an Amen????"

November 17, 2021: Britney said her family 'should all be in jail' for allowing the conservatorship to continue for so long

While answering fan questions on Instagram, Britney criticized her family — even her "church-going mother" — for allowing her to remain in the strict conservatorship maintained by her father.

"Honestly it still blows my mind every day I wake up how my family and the conservatorship were able to do what they did to me," she said, calling the arrangement "demoralizing and degrading."

Britney added: "I'm not even mentioning all the bad things they did to me which they should all be in jail for."

The post has since been deleted.

December 27, 2021: Britney said her family 'embarrassed me and hurt me deeply'

Britney posted a lengthy message on Instagram that addressed her faith in God, her stalled music career, and the pain caused by her family.

"I had an experience three years ago where I stopped believing in God," Britney wrote. "From every angle I was being hurt for no reason and my family was hurting me."

Britney said she was "set up" to fail, noting that she "asked for 13 years to perform new songs and remixes of my old songs" but was never allowed, adding, "They even gave remixes to my sister but why was I always told no?"

"Honestly my family embarrassed me and hurt me deeply," she wrote. "To the outside world it must seem like I'm extremely insecure and if people really knew what I went through, I think they would understand COMPLETELY where I'm coming from !!!!"

Shortly after, fans noticed that Britney had unfollowed Jamie Lynn on Instagram.

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Jamie Lynn performed to remixed versions of Britney's old songs at the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards.Image Group LA/Disney Channel via Getty Images

January 12, 2022: Jamie Lynn described her strained relationship with Britney as 'confusing'

Jamie Lynn addressed her apparent feud with Britney during an interview with Juju Chang, which aired on "Good Morning America."

She denied playing a major role in Britney's conservatorship, despite her role as a financial trustee.

"There was a time where my sister asked me, of her trust and will, if I would be the person who was sure that her boys got what they needed," she said of the arrangement. "Whether she's in a conservatorship or not, that was a very normal thing, I thought."

"There was no me overseeing funds or something like that," she added. "And if that was, it was a misunderstanding. Either way, I took no steps to be a part of it."

In fact, Jamie Lynn said she didn't even "understand" the conservatorship, and felt "happy" when it ended.

"I love my sister. I've only ever loved and supported her, and done what's right by her, and she knows that," Jamie Lynn said. "So I don't know why we're in this position right now."

In another segment of the interview, later aired on "Nightline," Jamie Lynn said Britney "got in my face" and "cursed" while the family was quarantined together in 2020.

She also detailed an alleged incident from her childhood, in which Britney supposedly locked them both in a room with a knife because she was "scared."

January 13, 2022: Britney slammed Jamie Lynn for trying to 'sell a book at my expense'

Britney shared a statement on social media, which she said she wrote while she had a 104-degree fever, in response to Jamie Lynn's "Good Morning America" interview.

"She was never around me much 15 years ago at that time .... so why are they even talking about that unless she wants to sell a book at my expense?" the pop star wrote.

She also clarified her frustration with Jamie Lynn's performance at the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards.

"I know it may sound like a silly thing to most people, but I wrote a lot of my songs, and my sister was the baby," Britney wrote. "She never had to work for anything. Everything was always given to her!!!"

January 14, 2022: Britney denied locking Jamie Lynn in a room with a knife

After Jamie Lynn's "Nightline" segment generated more headlines, Britney released another statement about her sister on social media.

"Jamie Lynn…congrats babe! You've stooped to a whole new level of LOW," she wrote on Twitter. "I've never been around you ever with a knife or would I ever even think to do such!!!"

She added: "Please stop with these crazy lies for the Hollywood books."

In response, Jamie Lynn released a statement on Instagram to defend the integrity of her memoir.

"Brit, I am always here, you know behind the scenes I have always been here. It's become exhausting when conversations, and texts we have in private don't match what you post on social media," she wrote. "I know you're going through a lot and I never want to diminish that, but I also can't diminish myself."

Jamie Lynn also said her children have been getting death threats "as a result of their aunt's vague and accusatory posts."

"I hate to burst my sister's bubble, but my book is not about her," the former Nickelodeon star continued. "I can't help that I was born a Spears too, and that some of my experiences involve my sister. I've worked hard since before I was even a teenager, and I've built my career in spite of just being someone's little sister."

January 15, 2022: Britney clarified her previous statement with an open letter to Jamie Lynn

In a lengthy statement shared on Twitter, Britney addressed Jamie Lynn directly and appeared to offer an olive branch.

"Jamie Lynn … I don't think your book is about me at all … I said some harsh things because you obviously hurt me by the things you are making up about me," she wrote.

Britney said her little sister has "worked hard" and "done amazing," but also criticized Jamie Lynn's "aloof" attitude towards the conservatorship.

"I think we would both have to agree to the fact that the family has never been as remotely hard on you as they have been on me!!!" Britney wrote. "What Dad did to me, they don't even do to criminals ... so for you to sit back and act completely aloof to what has happened to me is honestly insane to me!!!"

While Britney said she loves her sister "unconditionally," she also questioned her "loyalty" and support.

"Say whatever you want to say just know I do know your real heart," she concluded.

Jamie Lynn responded with a short message on her Instagram story, asking Britney to call her.

"I have attempted many times to speak to you directly and handle this privately like sisters should, but you still choose to do everything on a public platform," she wrote.

"In the meantime, please stop continuing the narrative that I haven't been there for you or that I'm making things up," Jamie Lynn continued. "I'm happy to share how many times I've reached out to you, supported you and tried to help you. This is embarrassing and has to stop. Love you."

January 17, 2022: Jamie Lynn described their toxic family dynamic during a podcast interview

Jamie Lynn appeared on Spotify's popular show "Call Her Daddy" to continue to promote her memoir, which hit shelves on January 18.

In the first installment of her two-part interview with Alexandra Cooper, Jamie Lynn said she "always felt like an afterthought" in her family.

She also rehashed the alleged knife incident, which Britney previously said never occurred.

"People need to remember, I'm telling this story about what I experienced, no matter who that person was that pulled me in that room, you have to understand that was an experience I went through that's really scary, and I felt really unsafe," Jamie Lynn said.

"This was a brilliant young woman who was going through a hard time, and if she didn't stand up for herself then somebody should have," she said of her big sister. "I wasn't an adult then, I couldn't."

Jamie Lynn even offered her take on Britney's high-profile split from Justin Timberlake in 2002.

"I was so sad first off, because my sister was so sad," she said, describing their relationship as "probably the best time in my whole family's life."

Jamie Lynn also said her sister was "heartbroken" when Timberlake released "Cry Me a River," a scathing breakup song that features a Britney lookalike in the music video.

January 18, 2022: Britney said she should've 'slapped' Jamie Lynn and their mother

In a since-deleted Instagram post, Britney opened up about her breakup with Timberlake, implying that Jamie Lynn didn't care as much as she claimed.

"I flew home to Jamie Lynn on the couch watching her tv shows right after Justin and I broke up... I was a ghost there," the "Circus" singer wrote.

"I had worked my whole life and I didn't know how to be served by Mamma," she continued. "Meanwhile, Jamie Lynn is 12, she indulges with the TV for hours then goes to lay out on a raft at the pool ... I'm in shock because this was never my life !!!!"

Britney went on to say their mother was taking pain medication at the time and "could barely hold a conversation."

She concluded: "I'm sorry Jamie Lynn, I wasn't strong enough to do what should have been done … slapped you and Mamma right across your fucking faces !!!!!"

January 18, 2022: Britney's attorney sent a cease-and-desist letter to Jamie Lynn, accusing her of 'airing false or fantastical grievances'

According to the legal letter obtained by Page Six, Rosengart demanded that Jamie Lynn stop "referencing Britney derogatorily" while promoting her memoir.

"We write with some hesitation because the last thing Britney wants is to bring more attention to your ill-timed book and its misleading or outrageous claims about her," the letter begins. "Although Britney has not read and does not intend to read your book, she and millions of her fans were shocked to see how you have exploited her for monetary gain. She will not tolerate it, nor should she."

The letter notes Britney's role as "breadwinner" in the Spears family and the "abuse and wrongdoing" she endured throughout her conservatorship.

"Britney will no longer be bullied by her father or anyone else," Rosengart wrote, adding, "Publicly airing false or fantastical grievances is wrong, especially when designed to sell books. It is also potentially unlawful and defamatory."

January 28, 2022: Britney called Jamie Lynn 'scum'

Britney shared clips from "The Real" and "The Talk" on Instagram, in which the talk-show hosts discussed Jamie Lynn's book landing on the National Best Sellers list.

Britney sarcastically applauded her little sister's achievement in the caption of the since-deleted post.

"The timing of your book was unbelievable Jamie Lynn, especially knowing the whole world had no clue what was really done to me," Britney wrote. "My whole family including you is saying YOU DIDN'T KNOW …. Bullshit !!!"

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Britney Spears shared this post on January 28, 2022. It has since been deleted.@britneyspears/Instagram

She also expressed support for Jamie Lynn's former "Zoey 101" costar Alexa Nikolas, who previously said Jamie Lynn included lies about their relationship in her memoir.

"I wish you would take a lie detector test so all these masses of people see you're lying through your teeth about me," Britney wrote. "I wish the almighty, Lord would could come down and show this whole world that you're lying and making money off of me !!!!"

She concluded: "You are scum, Jamie Lynn."

December 2, 2022: Britney celebrated her own birthday by posting photos of Jamie Lynn and praising her work on 'Sweet Magnolias,' because her younger sister is 'my heart'

The original caption of the Instagram post has since been edited, but according to People, Britney initially wrote: "It's my b-day but you're my heart so I'm thinking about you … congratulations on being so brave, inspiring, and showing guts and glory in your show."

"You ain't alone … if anybody knows what that feels like … I get it," she added. "My baby sister !!! I love you !!!"

June 20, 2023: Britney claimed that she visited Jamie Lynn

Britney shared a video montage on Instagram, featuring her then-husband Sam Asghari and her manager Cade Hudson. According to the singer, she had a pleasant time reuniting with her sibling.

"It was nice to visit my sister on set last week !!!" Spears wrote in her caption. " I've missed you guys so much !!! Loyal girls stay home but it's so nice to visit family 😌 !!!"

July 20, 2023: Jamie Lynn provided an update on where she and Britney currently stand during an emotional interview with Variety

Actress Jamie Lynn Spears in December 2022.
Actress Jamie Lynn Spears in December 2022.

Jamie Lynn Spears in December 2022.Emma McIntyre/Getty Images

According to Variety, Jamie Lynn wouldn't confirm or deny if Britney did in fact visit her as she claimed in her aforementioned Instagram post. Jamie Lynn chose to stay silent on the matter in an effort to prevent another public spat, sources told the publication.  

However, the "Zoey 101" star gave a neutral answer when asked about her relationship with Britney.

"I have nothing but absolute love for every single one of my family members," she said. "If I learned anything from last year, being so open and feeling like I had to defend myself at times, I don't feel like there's anything else that I need to say. I just have to leave it where it is because those conversations are meant to be personal. All I can focus on now is my girls, my husband and the work that I'm doing.

When her interviewer mentioned the challenges of the past year, Jamie Lynn teared up.

"It makes me sad," she said. "I don't want my daughter to feel that way. So I have to say I will absolutely not allow my children — especially my oldest daughter, who was very affected by all of it — I will not allow her to feel this way in her life."

October 24, 2023: Britney wrote about her strained relationship with Jamie Lynn in her memoir, 'The Woman In Me'

Britney said that she "felt betrayed" by her family when her conservatorship ended.

"My sister and I should have found comfort in each other, but unfortunately that hasn't been the case," she wrote. "As I was fighting the conservatorship and receiving a lot of press attention, she was writing a book capitalizing on it. She rushed out salacious stories about me, many of them hurtful and outrageous. I was really let down."

"Shouldn't sisters be able to confess their fear or vulnerability to each other without that later being used as evidence of instability?" Britney pondered.

The "Stronger" singer said that she felt as though Jamie Lynn was unaware of the hardships she faced.

"It appeared that she thought it had been easy for me because so much fame had come to me so young, and that she blamed me for my success and everything that came with it."

However, Britney also acknowledged that her younger sister had her own difficulties, like being a child of divorce and living in the shadow of a pop star sibling.

"My heart goes out to her for all those reasons," Britney said.

"She will always be my sister, and I love her and her beautiful family," she added. "I wish the absolute best for them. She's been through a lot, including teen pregnancy, divorce, and her daughter's near-fatal accident. She's spoken about the pain of growing up in my shadow. I'm working to feel more compassion than anger toward her, and everyone who I feel has wronged me. It's not easy."

Jamie Lynn avoided naming her famous sister while speaking about the origin of her interest in music on the reality TV series 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!'

Jamie Lynn Spears attends the "Zoey 102" Cocktail Party at San Vicente Bungalows on June 22, 2023 in West Hollywood, California.
Jamie Lynn Spears in June 2023.Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Paramount+

Jamie Lynn is one of 10 celebrities competing on season 23 of the reality TV series. During the premiere, fellow contestant Josie Gibson, a British TV personality and host of "This Morning," asked Jamie Lynn: "Who got you into music?"

"I've always kind of been into music, you know what I mean?" Jamie Lynn replied.

Gibson prodded further, saying, "'Very musical family, aren't you?"

In response, the actor explained that her mom played the piano often.

When Gibson asked if Jamie Lynn prefers music or acting, the star said that she likes the latter.

"Music is just so personal," she said. "It takes so much more out of you."

Jamie Lynn also spoke vaguely about her famous roots in an introductory video for the series, published days before season 23 aired. In the video, she said that she's "best known for being an actress and a singer."

Jamie Lynn also said that she chose to compete on the show to be a role model to her daughters.

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