Jamie Lynn Spears is finally speaking out after her sister Britney Spears appeared in court saying she wants to end her ‘abusive’ conservatorship.
Jamie, 30, had caught intense backlash from fans for staying silent on the matter – with some even accusing her of profiting off her sister’s $60million fortune – but she took to Instagram on Monday to address the situation.
Showing her support for Britney, 39, the actress said that she wants nothing but ‘happiness’ for her sister and that she always has and ‘always will’ support her, in an emotional video message.
Speaking out: Britney Spears’ sister Jamie Lynn FINALLY breaks her silence over conservatorship battle saying she’s ‘only concerned’ with the singer’s ‘happiness’
The Zoey 101 star appeared to be distancing herself from playing any kind of role in Britney’s business affairs, by saying she made a ‘very conscious choice’ to ‘only participate’ in the singer’s life as her sister – and has worked hard in her own career.
‘I paid my freakin’ bills since I was 10 years old. Not that I owe the public anything, because my sister knows I love and support her… I’m not my family. I’m my own person. And I’m speaking for myself,’ she explained.
Last year, it was reported that Jamie had been selected as the custodian of Britney’s SJB Revocable Trust, originally put in place by Britney in 2004 to protect her assets for her two children.
Bid for freedom: Britney Spears told a judge last week that she no longer wants to be under the control of the ‘abusive’ conservatorship case, which has been in place for 13 years
Fans had attacked the star last week, hinting that her silence suggested she could be complicit in Britney’s conservatorship, which has been run by their father Jamie Spears.
Jamie explained: ‘Maybe I didn’t support the way the public would like me to with a hashtag on a public platform but I can assure you that I support my sister long before there was a hashtag and I’ll support her long after.’
She started the emotional video speaking softly, as she said: ‘The only reason I haven’t [spoken] before, is because I felt that until my sister was able to speak for herself, and say what she felt she needed to say publicly, that it wasn’t my place. And it wasn’t the right thing to do.’
‘But now that she’s very clearly spoken, and said what she needed to say, I feel like I can follow her lead and say what I feel like I need to say – I feel like it’s extremely clear that since the day I was born I’ve only loved, adored, and supported my sister. I mean this is my freaking big sister, before any of this bulls***.
Family: The Zoey 101 star appeared to be distancing herself from playing any kind of role in Britney’s business affairs (the pair pictured together in 2003)
‘I don’t care if she wants to run away to a rainforest and have zillion babies in the middle of nowhere, or if she wants to come back and dominate the world the way she is so many times before, because I have nothing to gain or lose either way,’ she continued.
‘This situation does not affect me either way, because I’m only her sister who’s only concerned about her happiness.’
Battle: Spears is pictured with her father Jamie
Jamie went on to say she was ‘so proud’ of Britney for using her voice, adding: ‘I’m so proud of her for requesting new counsel like I told her many years ago – oh, not in a public platform but just in a personal conversation between two sisters.’
‘If ending the conservatorship and flying to Mars or whatever the hell else she wants to do to be happy, I support that 100% because I support my sister; I love my sister. Always have, always will. As long as she’s happy. So let’s keep praying. That’s all,’ she said in conclusion.
Since the incredible allegations this week in the hearing to request to end her conservatorship, Britney jetted off to Hawaii with longtime boyfriend Sam Asghari after describing the extent of her misery since her father was given almost complete control over her life and reported $60 million fortune in 2008.
Britney’s highly-publicized and contentious relationship with her once-estranged father has become has birthed ‘Free Britney’ movements worldwide among her fans and fellow celebrities concerned for her welfare.
It was revealed during the Wednesday hearing that Britney wants to end the conservatorship and that she has been opposing it quietly for the past seven years.
Protesters gathered in Los Angeles on Wednesday ahead of the eagerly-anticipated hearing
‘I want this conservatorship to end – I truly believe that this conservatorship is abusive,’ Spears told Judge Penny.
‘I want to be able to get married to my boyfriend and have a baby but the conservatorship told me I can’t do that,’ she continued.
‘I have an IUD (intrauterine device) inside me to prevent me from having a baby. I want to go to a doctor and take it out so I can have a baby but they (the conservatorship) told me no,’ she added.
‘I feel ganged up on and bullied and alone,’ the singer continued.
‘I want changes. I want changes going forward, and I deserve changes. It’s my wish and dream for all of this to end.’