Falling Out With Jamie Lynn Spears
During what Britney describes as her involuntary trip to rehab in early 2019—”My father said that if I didn’t go, then I’d have to go to court, and I’d be embarrassed,” she writes—she recalls being prescribed lithium and being kept there “against my will” for months.
“I couldn’t go outside,” she continues. “I couldn’t drive a car. I had to give blood weekly. I couldn’t take a bath in private. I couldn’t shut the door to my room.”
From the facility, Britney texted Jamie Lynn Spears, pleading for help, she writes. Her little sister’s response, per the book, was, “Stop fighting it. There’s nothing you can do about it, so stop fighting it.”
Britney felt betrayed, writing, “I didn’t understand how Jamie Lynn and our father had developed such a good relationship. She knew I was reaching out to her for help…I felt like she should have taken my side.”
In early 2022 the siblings publicly sparred over Jamie Lynn’s memoir, Things I Should Have Said.
Jamie Lynn “rushed out salacious stories about me, many of them hurtful and outrageous,” Britney reiterates in her book. But, she concludes, she loves her sis, adding, “I’m working to feel more compassion than anger toward her and toward everyone who I feel has wronged me. It’s not that easy.”
E! News has reached out to Jamie Lynn for comment. She said on E!’s Daily Pop in 2022 that she and Britney “go back and forth, but at the end of the day, the love and support will always be there.”