Jamie Lynn Spears talks about struggles with self-esteem.
During a Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test on Wednesday, Jamie Lynn Spears broke down in tears while talking about struggling with being known as Britney Spears’ little sister.
The Zoey 101 alum said that growing up, her sister Britney Spears became famous and gained worldwide fame when she was very young, and she is so proud of her and she loves her to her death, but she does not know. Jamie added that sometimes she feels like she does not have anything for herself before adding during a confessional that while she is extremely proud of her sister’s success, she does yearn to have her own identity and be seen as her person.
Jamie Lynn Spears added that she does not want to live under the pop superstar’s shadow, noting that she has struggled with self-esteem all the time but said that it just feels like every time she works hard to get something on her own, it’s not worth it. Jamie said that as a parent, one has to fake it because they don't want to ever see their children feel the feelings they are feeling or going through.
Britney Spears and Jamie Lynn Spears have spent the past couple of years embroiled in a public feud, during which the world witnessed the two of them firing jabs back and forth in a series of now-deleted Instagram posts. Britney Spears, while testifying in court, said that her family, including her sister, were responsible for the conservatorship, and she told the judge that she would honestly like to see her family, but Jamie Lynn Spears back in 2021 refused all wrongdoing and has guaranteed to make it up to her. She completely contradicted Britney's court testimony, trying to claim that she had grouped for the singer to be released from the conservatorship.
While appearing on Good Morning America to promote her memoir "Things I Should Have Said," Jamie Lynn Spears said that she has always been her sister’s biggest supporter, so when she needed help, she would set up ways to get it. Britney Spears ended up calling out Jamie Lynn and accusing her of using her to sell the memoir. Jamie said at the time that the memoir was not about Britney Spears, adding that she has worked hard since before she was even a teenager and has built her career despite being someone’s little sister.
Last month, Britney Spears took to her social media to wish Jamie Lynn Spears a very happy birthday by congratulating her on being brave, inspiring, and showing guts and glory on her show, adding that she is not alone. Britney added to her caption that she loves her baby sister.
During the new season episode, Jamie Lynn Spears confronts her fear of a reverse dive from a helicopter into the ocean, and she stated that it was not easy for her because the water keeps reminding her of her daughter Maddie, who is now 14 and nearly drowsing after an ATV mishap in 2017. She did survive and made a complete recovery, but Jamie tried to explain to the DS that her daughter at the time was struggling to breathe and had turned blue as she was buckled in the vehicle and was submerged in water for two minutes before being rescued. Jamie Lynn shared with Page Six that they did a lot of work, obviously, to process it, and now it’s more about focusing on the positive and the fact that it is a miracle—and that is not the case for so many people.
Special Forces: The World’s Toughest Test will follow a group of stars as they endure some of the harshest and most demanding training challenges from the actual Special Forces selection process. Mel B, Danny Amendola, Tyler Florence, Kate Gosselin, Dwight Howard, Montell Jordan, Hannah Brown, Gus Kenworthy, Nastia Liukin, Carli Lloyd, Beverley Mitchell, Kenya Moore, Mike Piazza, Dr. Drew Pinsky, and Anthony Scaramucci are among the other celebrities joining Jamie Lynn Spears in the challenge.
The Special Forces: The World’s Toughest Test airs on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.