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Jamie Lynn Spears was only a pre-teen when she signed on to appear in the television show that would catapult her into fame. That show was Zoey 101, which was one of the most popular series on Nickelodeon when it aired from 2005-2008.
The show came to a conclusion after Jamie Lynn became pregnant. She gave birth to her daughter, Maddie, on June 19, 2008. At the time, Jamie Lynn was engaged to Maddie’s father, Casey Aldridge. The two eventually split in 2010.
Jamie Lynn found love once again with voice actor and businessmen Jamie Watson, who she dated for two and a half years before they became engaged in 2013. The two married in March 2014.
Although Jamie Lynn started her career as an actor, she has spent the past several years pursuing a career in country music. While she is a singer, she is perhaps most well-known for her work as a songwriter.
You may be familiar with a few of the songs that Jamie Lynn has penned over the past few years. Her biggest hit to date is “I Got the Boy,” which was recorded by Jana Kramer and released as a single in 2015. That song ended up reaching the fifth spot on the Billboard Country Airplay chart and also crossed over to claim the 56th spot on the Billboard Hot 100.
This past year, Jamie Lynn opted to take some time out of the spotlight to focus on her career and her music. While she wrote on Instagram that the year was full of some of the “biggest blessings” of her life, it got off to a rough start.
On February 5, Maddie was seriously injured in an ATV accident on her family’s property. Miraculously, Maddie managed to make a full recovery, and is now a happy and healthy nine-year-old.
After spending nine years as an only child, Maddie is about to step into the role of big sister. As Jamie Lynn joyfully announced on Christmas Eve, she is expecting her second child!
Jamie Lynn announced her pregnancy on Instagram, including a stunning picture of herself with her husband and daughter. “Sooo happy to announce that Maddie is FINALLY going to be a big sister,” she wrote.
As Jamie Lynn explained, 2018 is also going to be a big year for her on a professional scale. We may end up hearing new music from her in the months to come, but until then, enjoy one of her past music videos below.
After everything Jamie Lynn and her family have been through this year, we’re so excited to hear this happy news from her. Congratulations to Jamie Lynn, Jamie, and big sister Maddie!