Britney Spears is now free from the conservatorship that allowed her family to control her life, but her sister Jamie Lynn claims no responsibility for Britney’s situation. Jamie Lynn’s claim is tied to her own past, and at one point, she wanted to separate from her family as well.
Jamie Lynn’s child caused a rift between her and her father, Jamie Spears, who pressured her to get an abortion, then to give her baby up for adoption. Jamie Lynn tried to escape her family and become independent, eventually writing up emancipation papers, but the process didn’t go through.
Jamie Lynn gave birth to her daughter in 2008. She and her father have worked to mend their relationship, but Jamie Lynn and Britney remain estranged. Jamie Lynn said of her and Britney’s feud, "This is embarrassing and has to stop," but Britney still openly criticizes her family for their abusive behavior.