Ever since Jamie Lynn Spears
' shocking pregnancy hit headlines around the world, the rumor mill has been hard at work and the 16-year-old Zoey 101
actress has been under a lot of pressure. The status of her relationship with her unborn baby's father, Casey Aldridge, and even the paternity of the baby has been questioned already, and now, Spears has to deal with the yet another important issue regarding the welfare of her child.
According to Star
magazine, Spears will hand over the baby to her mother Lynne as soon as she gives birth so she can concentrate on her career. Lynne will reportedly raise the child away from Hollywood at the family's home in rural Kentwood, Louisiana.
actress made this difficult decision after several long heart to heart talks with her mother.
“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 life long 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,” an insider told the magazine.
Spears has been staying at the family's $3 million estate in Kentwood, where residents of the tiny town are supporting the teen and her troubled pop star sister, Britney. However, once the baby is born, she is planning to return to Los Angeles.
actress' managers reportedly agree with this decision and have advised Lynne that the best thing to do is have Spears photographed with the baby as soon as it is born, sell the pictures and then take over raising her own grandchild.
On the other hand, a representative for Spears emphasizes that the pregnant teen is not giving total control to her mother when it comes to raising her child.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Star, OK! Magazine
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