This morning when the news came out that Jamie Lynn Spears, 17, was pregnant with her second child less than four months after having her first a lot of people were willing to believe it, including us. In fact I’m still not convinced that there wasn’t some truth to it – like maybe she had a pregnancy scare or something. Her sister Britney had her second child just about a year after her first, so that kind of fertility seems to run in her family and you could easily imagine the same thing happening to Jamie Lynn.
It’s not true, though, according to TMZ and OK!. There’s a cover story on OK! this week featuring Jamie Lynn and her fiance, Casey Aldridge, in which they respond to the multiple infidelity rumors about Casey. The accompanying teaser article about how well they’re doing isn’t that convincing, though, and neither is OK!’s denial of the pregnancy. They just say Jamie Lynn told them she wasn’t pregnant and dismiss it as gossip. TMZ claims they have it from an “unimpeachable source” that she isn’t. Does that mean that her rep told them off the record that she’s not?
It doesn’t seem likely that Jamie Lynn would get in the family way again so soon after having her first, but the story originated in the National Enquirer and they’re usually right about those big stories even if people like to dismiss them at first. They may have had it wrong, though, and it could have been just a scare or a rumor. It’s for the best if Jamie Lynn really isn’t pregnant again. Two children in about a year is too much for any teen to handle.
Jamie Lynn Spears is shown out getting DVDs at Blockbuster in LA on 9/14/08. Credit: Fame