Britney Spears Discusses Troubled Relationship With Sister Jamie Lynn

“My sister and I should have found comfort in each other"

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Britney Spears’ upcoming memoir, The Woman In Me, will share the pop star’s perspective on her relationship with her little sister.

The book is set to give new insights into Britney’s life and the role fame has played in her relationships, including her tumultuous connection with sister Jamie Lynn Spears.

According to People, Britney reveals in her auto biography that growing up with Jamie – who is ten years her junior – felt like being a “ghost child”.


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According to Britney, Jamie Lynn “ruled the roost” and had a surprising authority over their parents.

“I’d listen to her spew these hateful words, and I’d turn to my mother and say, ‘Are you going to let this little witch talk to you like that?’ I mean, she was bad,” Britney writes.

Despite their differences, Britney admits that she felt very protective over her sister. She details one occasion where she yelled at one of Jamie Lynn’s co-stars on Zoey 101, who had allegedly been spreading false rumours about the Nickelodeon star.

It seems as though Britney would have done anything to defend Jamie Lynn, but according to the Slave 4 U singer, time would reveal that this feeling wasn’t mutual.

In 2018, following Britney’s admission into a mental health facility and her father becoming her conservator, Jamie Lynn’s bond with the songstress began to deteriorate.

After reaching out to her sister for help, Britney claims that Jamie Lynn told her to “stop fighting it… There’s nothing you can do about it, so stop fighting it.”

In an extremely distressing excerpt from the memoir, Britney expresses how she feared for her life during this difficult time, and that she believed that her family were out to deceive her.

She writes that she was forced to take lithium, which made her a “shell” of her former self.

“This will sound crazy, but I’ll say it again because it’s the truth: I thought they were trying to kill me,” writes Britney. She struggled to understand her little sister’s avoidance of her, saying, “I felt like she should have taken my side.”

Detailing her conservatorship which ended in 2021, Britney also accuses Jamie Lynn of exploiting her 13-year-long trauma. The pop star began to question her sister’s intentions after she had portrayed her side of the story in a memoir named, Things I Should Have Said.

“As I was fighting the conservatorship and receiving a lot of press attention, she was writing a book capitalising on it,” Britney writes.


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“She rushed out salacious stories about me, many of them hurtful and outrageous,” she adds.

Later in the book, Brit continues to reminisce on the desire she once had to have a mutually supportive relationship with her sister.

“My sister and I should have found comfort in each other, but unfortunately, that hasn’t been the case.”


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Evidently devastated with how her relationship with Jamie and the rest of her family has transpired, Britney goes on to say, “I’m working to feel more compassion than anger toward her, and everyone I feel has wronged me. It’s not that easy.”

Poor Brit – we can’t even imagine.

Britney’s memoir The Woman In Me, is out tomorrow, October 24th.

Words by Shauna Whyte