An inspiration to many teenagers seeking to pursue their career in the entertainment industry, Jamie Lynn Spears created a buzz in the media when she announced that she is pregnant for 12 weeks in 2007. She was just 16 years old then and was dating her 18-year-old boyfriend Casey Aldridge. They welcomed their daughter Maddie Briann Aldridge on 19th June 2008.
The teenage couple engaged three months prior to the birth of their daughter in March 2008. Following the birth of her daughter, Jamie and her fiancé moved to Mississippi. “I bought a house in the middle of nowhere, put up a big fence and said I was going to stay in the middle of Mississippi and go grow up” said Jamie.
Jamie remained with Casey for over years before calling off their engagement on March 2009. Their relation officially ended in November 2010 after briefly reconciling in August that year. In April that year, she moved to Nashville to pursue her musical career.
Jamie’s pregnancy not only halted her career growth but it also raised a series of controversies. The media’s coverage of the story was labelled as an act of “Glamorising” teenage pregnancy. The media coverage provided Jamie unwanted attention and creating trouble in her already troubled life.
Likewise, Paparazzo Edwin Merrino was slammed $1096 fine for following and stalking the teenage mother. Speaking about the paparazzo following her the singer said: “The hardest part for me was to trying to figure out why these grown men were following this young girl around who is already going through so much in the middle of nowhere”.