Britney Spears’ public feud with sister Jamie Lynn Spears has reached a ceasefire.
On Saturday, Britney said she loves her younger sister “unconditionally” in a statement posted to Twitter, after initially accusing Jamie Lynn of trying to profit from a book at the singer’s expense.
“Jamie Lynn… I don’t think your book is about me at all… I said some harsh things because you obviously hurt me by the things you are making up about me!!!” Britney wrote.
“But it doesn’t make sense at all to me what you are saying!!! I know you worked hard for the life you have and you have done amazing!!!!” Britney added. “But I think we would both have to agree to the fact that the family has never been remotely as hard on you as they have been on me!!! What Dad did to me, they don’t even do that to criminals… so for you to sit back and act completely aloof to what has happened to me is honestly insane to me!!!”
She went on to say, “Do you know anybody who worked as hard as I did and the hours I put in during those 13 years only to be sent away for 4 months for no reason at all??? And I won’t even mention what was done to me in that place!!!” she continued.
She added, “I think the thing that saddens me the most is that when this all happened to me and when I called you from that place… you would take days to respond!!! I never got to talk to you!!! You would just text me days later and I was so scared… I needed you… my family, my blood and your support more than anything!!! You guys did absolutely nothing UNTIL a year ago!!! I said something on Instagram and you and (their brother) Bryan showed up at my house… because of an Instagram post!!! THAT makes me the saddest…. why???? Because I needed you WAYYYYYY before that and the fact that you and Bryan showed up laughing at my gate instead of KNOWING you should have been here way before that makes me very sad!!!”
“I don’t care anymore!!! Say whatever you want to say just know I do know your real heart more than anyone!!! It’s your life and you deserve a beautiful life!!!! I wish I would be able to do what you’re doing and do interviews!!! I’m scared of all of it… I admire you for being strong… just know I love you and I think you know that already more than anything!!!” Britney wrote.
What was Jamie Lynn Spears’ response?
Baby sister Jamie Lynn asked to speak privately with her sister, a plea that she posted on her Instagram story, per People.
“Britney- Just call me, I have attempted many times to speak to you directly and handle this privately like sisters should, but you still choose to do everything on a public platform,” Jamie Lynn wrote.
She added, “In the meantime, please stop continuing the narrative that I haven’t been there for you or that I’m making things up. I’m happy to share how many times I’ve reached out to you, supported you and tried to help you. This is embarrassing and has to stop. I love you.”
Why are they arguing?
Since June, when Britney first spoke out in court against her 13-year-long conservatorship, which was terminated in November, fans accused Jamie Lynn of not supporting the pop singer.
In the latest issue of People, Jamie Lynn opened up about her upbringing and the complicated family dynamic that came with the spotlight.
“It was really important for me to separate myself from my family to focus on the family I’ve created, which is me, my husband and my daughters. Setting those boundaries in place was really important,” Jamie Lynn. “I am not my family. I am my own person. I fought very hard and worked very hard to establish myself and to build the life that I have today.”
She added that she has only tried being helpful, “so any notion that says the contrary is just completely ridiculous.”
Per OK magazine, in another Instagram post, Jamie Lynn insisted that she has always been there for her sister: “Brit, I am always here for you, you know behind the scenes I have always been here. It’s become exhausting when conversations, and texts we have in private don’t match what you post on social media,” Jamie Lynn wrote.
Earlier this month, Brtiney unfollowed her younger sister, per Marie Claire, though Jamie Lynn still follows her sister.