After getting pregnant at the tender age of 16, Jamie Lynn Spears
is now expected to walk down the aisle. Britney Spears' younger sister who catapulted to stardom as the star of Nickelodeon's Zoey 101
is reportedly set to marry her longtime boyfriend and unborn baby's father Casey Aldridge.
The young actress has been spotted sporting a diamond ring to her friends and family in her hometown of Kentwood, Louisiana, as well as to relatives in Mississippi.
"She's got an engagement ring. She's been showing it off, talking about it," a source close to the Spears family told People
As of the moment, no comment has been made from Spears' side.
The news of the Zoey 101
star's pregnancy surfaced last December as her more famous sister battled for the custody of her own two children with ex-husband Kevin Federline in the midst of allegations of being an unfit mother. Soon after Jamie Lynn Spears confirmed that she was expecting, she had to deal with rumors regarding the status of her relationship with Aldridge, the paternity of the baby and even the welfare of her child, despite staying under the radar. She also had to leave Parklane Academy, a prestigious school in McComb, Mississippi that she went to on-and-off for years as a result of her filming schedule on Zoey 101
, even though she enrolled full time last Thanksgiving.
In the face of harrowing media attention, Jamie Lynn is trying to move on with a new chapter in her life. She is determined to finish her education and she has already earned her GED earlier this year with impressive marks on reading comprehension. She has also expressed interest in attending Louisiana State University.
Jamie Lynn Spears is expected to give birth in late spring, although she has yet to reveal the gender of her baby.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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