Jamie Lynn Spears Is Engaged!
Britney may not be tying the knot anytime soon, but little sister Jamie Lynn Spears might be—she’s engaged!
Britney Spears may have called off her engagement recently, but it looks like there’s still going to be a wedding in the spears family—Britney’s little sister, Jamie Lynn Spears, is engaged!
Former Zoey 101 star Jamie Lynn, who is 21, announced the news that her boyfriend of three years, 30-year-old Jamie Watson, had put a ring on it via Twitter this past Sunday. “Guesssss what??????”, she wrote, attaching the image seen above of her hugging Jamie and showing off her ring. She followed it up with a second message, a smiley face emoticon with the hashtag #hedidgood and a close-up of the sparkler:
Pretty, no? We’re no jewelry experts, but from what we can see here, it looks like it’s a circle-cut diamond on a band (possibly silver, white gold, or platinum) dotted with a whole bunch of other tiny, little diamonds. He did good, indeed!
Jamie Lynn, who had been a series regular on Nickelodeon’s All That before landing her lead role in the network’s Zoey 101 in 2004, made headlines in 2007 when she announced that she was pregnant by then-boyfriend Casey Aldridge. Why was this so noteworthy? Jamie Lynn was only 16 at the time. Not only that, big sister Britney was going through the worst of her troubles at the same time, too. 2007 was definitely not a good year for the Spears women. After wrapping the final season of Zoey 101, Jamie Lynn and Casey moved back to Liberty, Mississippi, where their daughter, Maddie Briann Aldridge, was born on June 19, 2008.
The couple had announced that they were engaged several months before Maddie’s birth. However, their relationship had many ups and downs; they called off their engagement in March 2009, ended their relationship in February 2010, reconciled in August 2010, and called it quits for good in November 2010.
Enter Jamie Watson. According to the NY Post, Jamie and Jamie Lynn have been in an on-again, off-again relationship for the past three years; as of January 2013, though, they had been back together for “a while now,” and had begun talking marriage. It looks like they’ve finally taken the plunge now, so congratulations!
We’re a little curious how location is going to play into their relationship (and, indeed, whether it’s been a factor so far); Jamie Lynn splits her time between her big sister’s Kentwood, Louisiana mansion, where the almost-five-year-old Maddie goes to school, and Nashville, Tennessee, where she has been working at launching a country music career. We’d be lying if we said that we weren’t curious about whether it’s going to last; but in the meantime, congratulations are still called for, so congrats, you two crazy kids!
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s senior editor.