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Jamie Lynn Spears says she is proud of sister Britney Spears 'for using her voice'

Jamie Lynn Spears, younger sister of Britney Spears, said on Monday she was proud of the pop superstar for speaking out about her life under the conservatorship overseen by their father and supported whatever would make the singer happy.

'Since the day I was born, I've only loved adored and supported my sister,' says Jamie Lynn Spears

This Nov. 1, 2016 photo shows Jamie Lynn Spears at BMI Country Awards in Nashville. On Monday, she took to Instagram to declare her support of her sister, pop star Britney Spears, who is seeking to end the conservatorship that holds control over her life and finances. (Sanford Myers/The Associated Press)

Jamie Lynn Spears, younger sister of Britney Spears, said on Monday she was proud of the pop superstar for speaking out about her life under the conservatorship overseen by their father — and said she supported whatever would make the singer happy.

In a video posted on Instagram, Jamie Lynn Spears said she felt she could now comment publicly about the situation because her sister had testified about it in court.

"Since the day I was born, I've only loved adored and supported my sister," Jamie Lynn Spears said.

"I'm so proud of her for using her voice," she said, adding that "I am only concerned about her happiness" and "have nothing to gain or lose either way."

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Britney Spears, 39, told a Los Angeles judge last week the conservatorship she is under is abusive, and said that she had been prevented from removing a birth control device so she could try to have a baby.

"I don't care if she wants to run away to a rain forest and have a zillion babies in the middle of nowhere, or if she wants to come back and dominate the world," Jamie Lynn Spears said.

The younger Spears, an actor who appeared in the Netflix series Sweet Magnolias, added she would support Britney Spears "ending the consevatorship or flying to Mars or whatever else she wants to do to be happy."

Also on Monday, fellow pop star Christina Aguilera took to Twitter to similarly show her support. Aguilera, who starred alongside Britney Spears in Disney's The Mickey Mouse Club when both were children, wrote that "it is unacceptable that any woman, or human, wanting to be in control of their own destiny might not be allowed to live life as they wish."

"To a woman who has worked under conditions and pressure unimaginable to most, I promise you [Britney] deserves all of the freedom possible to live her happiest life," she continued. 

Britney Spears's legal arrangement began in 2008 when the singer suffered a mental health breakdown. A year later she made a comeback, released new albums and performed live for 10 years until late 2018.

In 2020, Britney Spears began the legal process to remove her father, Jamie Spears, from handling personal affairs ranging from her medical care to who visits her secluded villa outside Los Angeles. Jamie Spears also is a joint conservator of the singer's finances.

With files from CBC News

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