Jamie Lynn Spears to give up baby

Jamie Lynn SpearsJamie Lynn Spears, 16, has decided to give her baby up – to her mother, in order to concentrate on her career. A source told Star magazine, “After several weeks of personal soul searching and talks and discussions with her mom, Jamie Lynn reluctantly agreed that giving up the baby is the right thing to do. Lynne says Jamie doesn’t understand the lifelong consequences of having a baby. She still wants her daughter to be able to be a teenager, go to parties, hang out with friends and have a career. So she’ll take the front seat of caring for the baby and take the pressure off her daughter. Lynne is convinced that having a baby on her hip will not help Jamie Lynn’s future in the business and she’s expecting her daughter to pick up where she left off as soon as the baby is born.”

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  1. Anonymous • January 31, 2008 @ 9:38 AM

    her career’s already finished

  2. Anonymous • January 31, 2008 @ 9:48 AM

    This is the smartest thing she could do. The kid will stand a better chance of growing up normally.

  3. Alissa • January 31, 2008 @ 11:16 AM

    I’m happy for her.

  4. Anonymous • January 31, 2008 @ 11:40 AM

    Perfect, another kid for Lynne to screw up.

  5. Annonymous • January 31, 2008 @ 12:01 PM

    I love the comment from Lynn Spears
    She still wants her daughter to be able to be a teenager, “go to parties”, hang out with friends and have a career. Do we really need to be encouraging going to parties….she should be held accountable for her actions and take care of her own child!

  6. Anonymous • January 31, 2008 @ 12:05 PM

    her mother shouldn’t be cleaning up her mess. when contraceptives are easily to come across there’s no excuse. Way to teach responsibility. More like mom doesn’t want another meal ticket to disappear now that Britney is done.

  7. morad • January 31, 2008 @ 12:30 PM

    i think it’s a great idea…Lynn did such a great job raising Britney and Jamie Lynn…

  8. Sam • January 31, 2008 @ 12:58 PM

    “i think its a great ideaLynn did such a great job raising Britney and Jamie Lynn”

    Stop living on fantasy island and get off your lazy a** and face the truth!!! Both Britney and Jamie are a disaster… either you are a pedophile or just another dumbass who buys into all this crap!!!

  9. Anonymous • January 31, 2008 @ 1:21 PM

    Britney’s a fabulous entertainer, but Mel B. has better legs.

  10. The Golden Martian • January 31, 2008 @ 1:23 PM

    Is anyone going to watch the upcoming “Dancing with the Pregnant Stars” next month?

  11. Anonymous • January 31, 2008 @ 1:24 PM

    Jamie Lynn rocks!!!

  12. Karen • January 31, 2008 @ 2:16 PM

    Yes, that makes a lot of sense. What is she going to be known as? Her sister and not her real mother? This whole family is psycho. Yes, encourage her to socialize more. I bet she’s pregnant again this time next year. Unless she’s smart enough to use the pill or buy a condom! What a joke. She’ll have no career to go back to. What good mother would let their kid watch the likes of her in anything is beyond me.

  13. emc • January 31, 2008 @ 3:03 PM

    this is the dumbest thing ever…. jamie-lynn is giving up the baby b/c she wants to live the life of a normal teenager? perhaps she should have thought of that BEFORE she got pregnant. and Lynne hasn’t exactly raised children who are considered success stories has she? this is just stupid

  14. Natalie • January 31, 2008 @ 3:09 PM

    I think “morad” was being sarcastic “Sam”. So chill. geez. Why do some people have so much anger?

  15. Anonymous • January 31, 2008 @ 3:41 PM

    Pity the poor adoptive parents. Like they’ll ever have true anonimity. And then, there is the gene pool it’s coming from to consider.

  16. Amanda • January 31, 2008 @ 5:10 PM

    How many of you are parents? I am not so sure you can blame Lynne Spears for her daughters actions. Give em’ all a break. The spotlight has got to be hard to handle and people make mistakes. Solutions may not always be perfect but one must figure out the best way to move forward when crappy stuff has happens.

  17. tributegirl • January 31, 2008 @ 7:59 PM

    You took the words right out of my mouth, Natalie.

    Lynne says Jamie doesn’t understand the lifelong consequences of having a baby? And Lynne DOES??? Who is she kidding?

  18. Anonymous • January 31, 2008 @ 9:22 PM

    can you say white trash?? Hasn’t Lynn figured out she screwed up her own spawn? Atleast give the kid a fighting chance and give it up to a deserving person. The next Spears child is now destined for failure too. Well done Jamie Lynn – you could have been a big girl and raised the child yourself, but hey – we all need to party right?

  19. Arnold • January 31, 2008 @ 9:59 PM

    does it not seem strange to anyone else that they would announce this publicly. The only reason for this type of announcement is to create contreversy and publicity.

    I still believe that her sister is still playing us all for fools too.

  20. Anonymous • January 31, 2008 @ 11:22 PM

    I think Jamie Lynn should take responsibility 4 her own actions I had my first child when I was 18 I was still in high school too. My second when I was 22 and third when I was 25 and I took care of all 3 on my own.

  21. Nancy • February 1, 2008 @ 12:00 AM

    To Anonymous at 3:41 pm…..”Pity the poor adoptive parents….” You need to re-read the article because Mommy of the year (Lynne Spears) has decided she wants a fourth child to practice on, so she is going to change all the sh*tty diapers and let Jamie Lynn become a teenage party animal!!

  22. Karen • February 1, 2008 @ 12:54 AM

    The only real winners here are the fans.

  23. Anonymous • February 1, 2008 @ 6:49 AM

    If Lynne was interested in being a good mother she whould be teaching her daughter that there are no easy way outs in life, that actions have consequesnces, and that raising babies IS NOT THE END OF THE WORLD! A baby is no means to an end. Plenty of nobody and broke single moms go out there and tough it out and become sucessful all on their own while raising children, there is no excuse for this little brat to hide behind mommy on this one, and mommy is hindering her child not helping her by offering to take the baby.

    The most important thing a parent can do is teach and prepare their children for world so that they can stand on their own two feet in life. Parents dont live forever. The frigging girl is 16! Like it would be the end of Jamie Lynn’s career if she took a couple years and figured out how to grow up?

    Either way this child will think their mother was a selfish reject in the end. And what about the father? Has he no interest in stepping upto the plate? Doesn’t the idea of hs child being raised in this family share the s””t out of him? I mean it’s not like he couldnt get child support payments from the brat and then he could focus on building a healthy relationship with his child who in the end would see “daddy” as the strong, selfless one who can be counted on while the little princess can focus on her own needs in this life. And shame on his parents too if they are to blame for letting their son off the hook for this one and not interveening in the matter. Whats best for the innocent unborn baby is most important here, not for everyone else who made their own beds.

  24. sk8tergirl • February 1, 2008 @ 8:57 AM

    Good thing she wants to focus on her career.

    I don’t think that Lynn actually messed her kids up. It was Britney’s choice to go her way and J.L’s choice to go her way. It is just my opinion.

  25. Sheryl • February 1, 2008 @ 9:19 AM

    Great points so far, with an independent counsellor, possibly Mom could have helped J.L. with her decisions. Yes, is this baby cargo? Where is Mom taking it when she takes it? Have they talked about adoption ( a very private issue between J.L. and potential parents), no mother needed the night the event ocurred so no Mother needed when J.L. does the right thing and meets with potential parents for her unborn child. Where is the family legal guardian, obviously this family needs an outside guardian. P.S. Poor Brittany won’t even be able to interact as a devoted auntie!

  26. Anonymous • February 1, 2008 @ 9:20 AM

    RIGHT ! LOL shes just ganna end up keepine the baby on her lap lol

  27. Anonymous • February 1, 2008 @ 9:45 AM

    I think Lynn does know how messed up Britney is right now but Britney’s money and all her hanger ons are keeping her parents from getting anywhere near her to try and help her. I’m sure she’s scared and worried about her (any mother would be) we all saw the picture of her praying by her sisters grave (and no I dont’ think it was done just for the pazz, she can’t help it if they follow her everywhere to) the paper could be just making more out of this then it is. I’m sure JL is not giving her baby up to her mother..more like Lynne will watch the baby for her and try to raise her in as normal a life as possible away from LA while JL works. She will return as often as she can to visit HER child. Alot of families make this decision. I’m not sure if my daughter got pregnant that I could make her give away my grandchild too but yes I would make her raise that baby but as someone else saidd on her…JL is now the meal ticket and someone needs to keep bringing in the money. Doesn’t mean she (Lynne) won’t honestly try to not make the smae mistakes with this baby and nobody would let them get away with calling the baby JL sister…that would be hollywoods worst kept secret. The baby will know who the real mother is. I just hope Casey still stays in the baby’s life too. As long as mom and dad and there is lots of love around, kids can grow up just fine. Keep this one away from hollywood, thats it’s best chance.

  28. Christina • February 1, 2008 @ 10:16 AM

    Wow, the whole thing is a no win situation! I feel for that baby being brought into this messed up household.

  29. rip~Heath • February 1, 2008 @ 10:25 AM

    Wow…mom already screwed up 2 girls let her have another baby to mix up…better off being adopted to strangers…..PARTY ON SPEARS & see how many more babies are made and messed up

  30. Lastrites • February 1, 2008 @ 11:35 AM

    All she is interested in is that J.L. keep working so she can still get some money.

  31. Mishka • February 1, 2008 @ 11:38 AM

    Has anyone thought about the responsibilities of the father of the baby? Why is so much emphasis on the mother. It takes two to tango, in this case. Perhaps the father of the child will sue for custody, like K-Fed, rather than seeing the kid grow up in the ‘Spears Circus’.

  32. Monique • February 1, 2008 @ 11:48 AM

    Sam………don’t you know sarcasm when you hear it??

  33. Al • February 1, 2008 @ 12:31 PM

    I’ve raised four children all good solid people and parents. I also have ten grandkids aged 13 – 4 mths. Believe me it is not the Cleaver family and we have ups and downs every single day but I may just be qualified to speak on this issue. What is happening to both these young girls is very very sad. Britney was never allowed to have a childhood and JamieLynn is being encouraged to continue to have one. Frankly I don’t think their mother be allowed anywhere near her daughters and particularly their children. They might also just become a never ending meal ticket. Yes Britney is a media hound, this has been her “job” since she was a little girl. Good or bad publicity it didn’t matter. Deja vue with Jamie Lyn. Can’t really blame the paparazzi they are just the people who feed us what we appear to need – watching people’s lives disintegrate. How pathetic are we and how miserable our lives must be if watching this debacle keeps our interest.
    I hope Britney gets herself well (she is really the only one to do it) and I hope JL realizes that a baby isn’t something you hand off (but realistically not going to happen).

  34. Keith Hanson • February 1, 2008 @ 1:07 PM

    I see a family who thinks success is the most important. I think Brittany and Jamie are products of the family’s need to have successful daughters. We should pray for the whole family for great changes in there overall attitudes. That Family needs to do some soul searching.Not all things that a family does for you are good.

  35. JJ • February 1, 2008 @ 1:23 PM

    Giving up the baby was a good idea, but children’s aid should be monitoring this baby right from the start, beginning with prenatal check ups now, and have it on a high risk list to be sure that it is properly cared for from the start. I don’t quite trust Lynn’s parenting…

  36. Anonymous • February 1, 2008 @ 1:52 PM

    It’s just amazing to me that a 16 year old girl is going to hand her baby (that she shouldn’t even be having in the first place) to her mother, who doesn’t know how to parent, so that she can “party”, and “focus on her career”? Are you kidding me? When I was 16, there were a few parties, and they weren’t anything like the kind of partying the Spears girls do! and as far as a career, most people that age don’t even know what they want to do yet, let alone focus on it! These girls have had no childhood, they were pushed into a very immature adulthood and unfortunately that’s all they know. What a mess. Psychologists should be involved in every child stars life, just to make sure they can be as normal as possible.

  37. Anonymous • February 1, 2008 @ 2:03 PM

    I have to agree with some ppl on here…Lynne is going to screw up this child like she did her own. It’s bad enough that Britney and Jamie are messed up, now this innocent child is going to go down the same road. So sad! The baby is better off with Jamie then with Lynne,…seriously! Even though Jamie is messed up, but not as far as Lynne.

  38. tributegirl • February 1, 2008 @ 2:14 PM


  39. Anonymous • February 1, 2008 @ 2:29 PM

    Somehow it really dosen’t make sense to me that they are planning on giving the baby to Jamie’s mother, did anyone notice that she obviously isn’t a good mother. For instance, britany’s gone completly insane, and her younger sister is pregnant at 16…. Kinda indicates something.

  40. tributegirl • February 1, 2008 @ 3:15 PM

    Exactly. The authorities should step in and take that baby as soon as it’s born. None of them are fit to raise a child.

  41. quinn • February 1, 2008 @ 4:04 PM

    tributegirl you said it…..

  42. Karen • February 1, 2008 @ 6:59 PM

    Lets hope its a boy. Look at their brother. I never hear nothing about him. Heck, I don’t even know his name! He seemed smart enough to stay in the shadows. Don’t condemn the baby yet. You can’t help what you are born into!

  43. Lady Maverick • February 1, 2008 @ 10:51 PM

    I think that yeah Jamie’s mother should help her out a bit. As for giving the baby up to her mom so she could have a “normal teenage life and focus on her career” is just plain stupid, by reason that Jamie should have thought about the consequenses before having unprotected or even premarrital sex – and the only way she’ll understand the reprocutions of her actions is if she has a major part in raising HER kid.

  44. theoriginalkaren • February 1, 2008 @ 10:59 PM

    Britney needs to return to her show on the Disney Channel; it’s what made her great and will make her great again.

  45. AA • February 2, 2008 @ 3:13 AM

    No one read the line. Jamie-lynn reluctantly agreed to let her mother care for her baby. She didnt want to… lynn probably convinced her cause she sees children as money. I only hope this baby is health and loved. In the end that is all that matters.

  46. Poppa John • February 2, 2008 @ 5:35 PM

    Are you people even aware that it is totally possible for good parents to have screwed up children? Once these kids get out on their own, be it 16 or 18 years old, they will do what they want to do. God know my parents wouldn’t have wanted me to be smoking grass or having sex at age 14(I did BOTH, and it had nothing to do with my parents. I got straight A’s in school and was an angel around them and all adults, even making the honor roll. I’d do my homework after school and be in by 9 or 10 on a school night. I didn’t need a whole lot of time, or to be out until 4 in the morning to have sex and smoke my weed. But for the most part it’s your stereotype of having good parents that allowed me to be a little anti-christ when all the while people would say “what a well-behaved boy he is!” I’d laugh my ass off all the while!! Chances are YOUR kids are doing the same, but you refuse to believe it, and think, “not my kid”. Well, if you really think they are so smart and well-behaved, then start by not under-estimating their ability to totally pull one over on you. Chances are your kids could teach YOU a thing or two……..

  47. Ashley • February 2, 2008 @ 10:32 PM

    I think what she is doing is ok because its her choice cause its her baby

  48. Karen • February 3, 2008 @ 12:57 AM

    “Are you people even aware that it is totally possible for good parents to have screwed up children?”

    If they were such “good” parents they wouldn’t have screwed up their children.

  49. I JUST FARTED • February 3, 2008 @ 2:40 AM


  50. Anonymous • February 4, 2008 @ 12:52 PM

    Arnold, stop trying to be Karen. You suck.

  51. Nancy • February 4, 2008 @ 2:22 PM

    I agree with poppa john!! Everyone does their own thing, including YOUR children! If the comment from Karen above on Feb 3 @ 12:57 am is from the Karen who is a single parent…then are your parents bad parents and take responsibility because you have sinned in the eyes of God? If parents were responsible for the actions of their ‘grown’ children…who actually do have their own brain, and make their own ‘good and bad’ decisions…then the jails would be even more overcrowded than they are now, and there wouldn’t be any room left for all of you when your children grow up and make bad decisions!!!

  52. Katie • February 4, 2008 @ 4:40 PM

    I think she stuffs her bra…

  53. Gina • February 4, 2008 @ 11:43 PM

    This stupid b*tch needs to stop speaking publicly and hire herself a professional spokesperson. She obviously doesnt have the intelligence to think before she opens her mouth let alone do damage control.

  54. Anonymous • February 5, 2008 @ 1:52 AM

    Nancy, who the h@ll do you think puts morals into these ‘grown’ children? Their parents do while they are young, and if they really do try to put good morals into their children, their children will grow into well adjusted, productive adults. If the parents do not try to put good morals into their children, then their children grow into…well…the Britney’s of the world! Why do you not get it?

  55. tributegirl • February 5, 2008 @ 2:38 PM

    Wow, calm down guys. It’s not like Jamie’s decision actually affects our lives in any way you know! So cool down, and quit all the name calling, it’s not necessary.

    I have seen a few, a very few, who were raised in very well adjusted families, but they still turned out bad. And their siblings turned out fine. I think some people may actually be born bad and their parents can’t do anything about it. But most people I have seen turn out the way their parents intended, if the parenting skills were lacking, the kids almost always turned out bad. If they had excellent parenting skills, the kids almost always turned out really good. My parents raised a whole brood and we have all turned out very well, we are all hardworking and honest and are all in really great relationships. And the next generation growing up now, ranging in age from 7-19 are all turning out awesome, happy and well adjusted, great grades, etc, even have one going into forensics! It hasn’t been all perfect, mind you, had a bit of trouble with my niece, but we got together as a family and helped her get back on track. And I think if the Spears family had gotten together and worked to keep everyone in their family on track, I don’t think they’d be going through what they are going through right now. That’s my opinion anyway, and it is working well for my family.

  56. Patricia • February 6, 2008 @ 5:01 AM

    Things like that never work out. She’d do a lot better for the child if she gave it up for adoption to a couple who could love itand give it a good life. I see only tears and chaos for Jamie Lynn and that little baby. I am sure that she is watching her sisters life fall apart and it scares her, but I don’t see giving it to her mom to raise be the answer, after all she didn’t do such a bang up job with her two daughters and assuming Jamie Lynn will pick up her career and life where she left off is a big assumption, I don’t believe that girl has much of a career to pick up!

  57. Danielle • February 17, 2008 @ 10:15 PM

    Well I have to speak my mind about this…I am 17 years old and a great mother to my 9 month old son…I got pregnant at 16 & I was scared but I did…I am single and I bust my but every day to see that my baby boy gets wat he needs…Any way I really think jamie lynn is making a huge mistake cuz that is her child & I think she should have to to raise her own child…She is the one that layed down and choose to have sex so she should have to raise her child…Only reason her mom wants the baby is to try to make another bad child to make her money so she dont have to work…She is only using these her kids & now it will happen to her grandchild as well…I think the hole spears family is a disgrace…Lynn Spears should be encouraging her daughter to do right by her child & raise it…How will that baby feel when it gets older & found out that grandma & grandpa reaised it…



  59. mature • May 30, 2008 @ 11:42 PM

    i think that j.l should be responsible for her child if it was easy for her to open her legs than it should be easy to take care of that child this just shows how selfish people can be, care more about yourself than your own child thats just some bull s***

  60. kiarra • July 7, 2008 @ 4:50 PM

    i think jamielynn is making a good choice and i hope she is still going to be able to play on zoey 101 i love that show….

  61. tiara • September 15, 2008 @ 12:28 PM

    I think what she is doing is not right if you could lay there and do the things to make a baby then she should be there im preganet now but im 18 and im not putting that on my mother she raised her kids and now im have to raise mine so she need to step up and be a women that’s your problem to have sex when you know that you was unprotected

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