Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jamie Lynn Spears says she and her two younger sisters faced intense pressure from their parents to abort daughter Maddie’s birth.
Former pop star Jamie Lynn Spears claims her parents tried to make her abort daughter Maddie’s birth, and pressured the singer into taking an “extreme” alcohol-free diet.
The singer, 25, is mother to six-year-old Maddie with her ex-boyfriend Casey Aldridge.
In an Instagram post, she said that she had decided against having a termination, aged 19.
She said her parents told her it was “the best thing for her in the long run”.
Her older sister Britney Spears had two children with her former husband Kevin Federline, and has now been with boyfriend Alex Luciano for more than three years.
Earlier this year Jamie Lynn had her own reality show and her latest album is called Kind of Crazy.
Photo caption: British pop star BRITNEY SPEARS and her American pop singer, pop artist and radio personality… Jamie Lynn Spears. She is the sister of former child singer, daughter of singer KENNY “TOBY” SPEARS, and the star of all three of Jamie Lynn Spears’ albums
Image caption Maddie Spears lost control of her family’s car in Louisiana earlier this year
In her recent Instagram post, Jamie Lynn said her parents would insist that she drink alcohol but at a low level.
She said her father even bought her a bottle of whiskey “because he wanted to prepare me for things like that”.
She added that her mother urged her to take an “extreme” alcohol-free diet and that her father wanted her to lose as much weight as possible.
In the post, Jamie Lynn said her parents instilled in her a “tiny little ‘healthy’ knowledge of how to drink alcohol, to keep my drink safe in case someone tried to take it from me”.
Image caption The Spears sisters attended a circus in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2005, the same year Jamie Lynn performed her first concert
She said she had decided against an abortion because “it wasn’t in my best interest”.
“Now, I still go to Alcoholics Anonymous and get help for my issues. But I chose to have a child – yes, a daughter. There’s no way I would trade my daughter for anything in the world.”
A representative for Jamie Lynn declined to comment when contacted by the BBC.