Jamie Lynn Spears is best known as the younger sibling of pop icon, Britney Spears, but the actress and singer made headlines herself when she announced she was expecting a baby in 2007 at the young age of 16.
The now-25-year-old country music singer said it was a point in her life that was really scary and it's hard to reflect on it and not become emotional.
"I remember being a little girl and all those emotions come back. Not just being pregnant, but telling your loved ones and going through all that, it's a lot of emotions involved," she explained. "You're just an innocent little girl, and then you look back on how far you came...it's bittersweet."
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She continued, "Telling you're loved ones and going through all of that. It's a lot of emotions involved."
It was definitely a tumultuous time for the Spears family and she says she wasn't surprised by her family's reaction.
"My family's reaction was exactly what you expected it to be: very shocked, very scared for me...but it was all out of love. I was the baby of the family having a baby," she said. "When I told them I was pregnant, I think the best thing that they did was they supported me. They didn't just let me go do whatever I wanted, but they gave me the freedom to make my choices and grow up. I couldn't have a child and still have mom and dad making decisions for me."
She continued, "It was a good tough love...I wasn't going to use my age as an excuse. To be a mother is to be a mother, it doesn't matter what age you are."
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Jamie Lynn has spent the last 8 years staying out of the spotlight and now she says she's ready to show the world how far she's come through her one-hour TLC special, When the Lights Go Out.
She says she wanted people to see her more than as just a child star or a teen mom and see what she's been up to. Jamie Lynn married in 2014 and has been raising her daughter, Maddie, 8, with her husband.