I'm A Celeb's Jamie Lynn Spears breaks down saying 'they wanted me to have an abortion'

I'm A Celebrity's Jamie Lynn Spears gets emotional talking about getting pregnant at 16

Jamie Lynn Spears broke down talking about her teenage pregnancy (ITV/Shutterstock)
Jamie Lynn Spears broke down talking about her teenage pregnancy (ITV/Shutterstock)

I'm A Celebrity's Jamie Lynn Spears got emotional as she said people around her wanted her to have an abortion at 16.

With tears falling down her cheeks, Spears said: "When I first got pregnant... They didn't want me to have the baby. A lot of people around me."

Fred Sirieix comforted her, saying: "We don't have to talk about this."

Initially in the jungle, Spears snubbed her sister Britney but now she has started to speak openly about her family as well as her own experiences of being 16 and pregnant.

While she is most famous for being the little sister of Britney Spears, the Zoey 101 star has also carved her own space in the spotlight with her acting and singing abilities.

She also courted a lot of attention from the whole world when she got pregnant at 16 in 2007.

Jamie Lynn Spears breaks down in tears

Talking about becoming famous at a young age led to Spears opening up about her teen pregnancy and the backlash she faced.

She told him: "After I finished Zoey, I had the love of my life, what I thought, I decided to keep the baby. I was 16. The whole world was like, 'You're a s**t, you're horrible your life is over…"

She added: "Because I got pregnant young and I was on a kids' show."

Sirieix asked about her parents saying: "Your parents were good with you?"

I'm A Celebrity's Fred Sirieix is swapping luxury food for creepy crawlies (ITV)
I'm A Celebrity's Fred Sirieix had an open conversation with Jamie Lynn Spears (ITV)

Spears said her parents had a "lot going on" and were "sad" that she was in that situation.

"But also it's your baby is having a baby," she explained. "I had to go hide away for a long time because they were relentless."

Her teen pregnancy become a media frenzy and it had a huge impact on her as a teenager.

She elaborated: "I moved to Mississippi and literally hid. I had 20 paparazzi on me every day, they wouldn't leave me alone."

"I just wanted to be normal, I wanted my baby to be normal," she explained.

Her daughter Maddie Briann Aldridge is now 15 years old and she also has a second daughter Ivey Joan, who is five years old.

Jamie Lynn Spears isolates herself

After the emotional conversation, Spears took herself off to spend some time on her own where Danielle Harold found her and tried to cheer her up.

Harold then rallied the rest of the campmates and they hatched a plan to support Spears through her emotional moment.

They made her a bath and Marvin Humes even serenaded Spears.

Why Jamie Lynn Spears kept her pregnancy a secret from Britney

Britney Spears' younger sister Jamie Lynn Spears has been named a trustee of the singer's fortune. (Getty Images)
Jamie Lynn Spears didn't tell her sister Britney that she was pregnant at 16 (Getty Images)

At the youthful age of 16, it was a difficult time for the younger Spears and she was unable to lean on her sister because of the people around her.

The famous sisters have had a rocky relationship which has played out in the spotlight as well as behind the scenes.

Britney found out about her sister's pregnancy through the media headlines.

The youngest Spears revealed why she kept her pregnancy a secret from her sibling in her memoir Things I Should Have Said.

She wrote: "My team believed everyone outside of the inner circle was a potential threat. They went so far as hiding my pregnancy from my sister, claiming, ‘It’s too risky to tell Britney about the baby.’

"I needed her more than ever, and she wasn’t able to help me in my most vulnerable time."

She added: "To this day, the hurt of not being able to tell my sister myself lingers."

Britney also spoke about the moment in her new memoir The Woman In Me. "The family had kept it from me," she said of her sister's teen pregnancy.

"This was around the time that Jamie Lynn almost filed for emancipation from our parents."

Jamie Lynn's teen pregnancy was 'total shock'

Actress Jamie Lynn Spears attends the Us Weekly 2007 Hot Hollywood party at Opera on September 26, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Jamie Lynn Spears pictured in the year she announced her pregnancy in 2007 (Getty)

At the time in 2007, Jamie Lynn Spears revealed her pregnancy was a "total shock" to her and her now-ex Casey Aldridge.

In her first interview about her pregnancy, she told OK! magazine: “It was a shock for both of us, so unexpected. I was in complete and total shock and so was he.

“Only one of my friends knew because I needed to work out what I would do for myself before I let anyone’s opinion affect my decision. Then I told my parents and my friends. I was scared, but I had to do what was right for me.”

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