Jamie Lynn Spears broke down in tears as she admitted to having low self-esteem because she is Britney Spears’ younger sister.
During the season premiere of Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test on Wednesday, the actress, 31, spoke candidly about her experience as the sibling of a pop icon.
Jamie Lynn became emotional after a difficult military exercise as she discussed Britney achieving global fame as a child, admitting she wants to prove that she is ‘worth something’ as well.
Jamie Lynn struggled with a backward dive from a helicopter into water during the first episode and was called a “buffoon” by an instructor before being interviewed about her failure.
Jamie Lynn discussed her demons during the interview, saying, ‘Growing up, my sister became famous, worldwide famous, when I was very young.
‘I guess I just wanna like [proving that] I’m just like worth something.’
‘I’m so proud of her, love her to death, but I don’t know. Sometimes I feel like I don’t really have anything for myself,’ she continued.
While Jamie Lynn rose to fame as the star of the Nickelodeon series Zoey 101, she admitted to feeling overshadowed by Britney.
In a confessional, Jamie Lynn said she was ‘extremely proud’ of her sister’s success, but also wanted to carve out her ‘own identity’.
‘I struggle with self-esteem all the time,’ Jamie Lynn admitted.
Jamie Lynn stated that the water exercise bothered her because her daughter Maddie nearly drowned in a February 2017 accident.
Britney’s relationship with her family has been strained as a result of her conservatorship, which she was released from after 13 years in 2021.
She had a falling out with her younger sister Jamie earlier this year over her memoir Things I Should’ve Said, accusing her of telling ‘crazy lies’ in the book.
Jamie and her parents, Lynne and Jamie Spears, were also excluded from Britney’s wedding to Sam Asghari in June.
But, after seeing her younger sister bare her soul in the trailer, Spears gave Jamie some rare praise earlier this month.
The singer congratulated her ‘brave’ and ‘inspiring’ little sister on getting candid in the sneak peek for her Fox’s Special Forces in an Instagram post.
Fans of the Toxic singer expressed confusion in the comments section shortly after the post was published, even speculating that Britney may no longer be in control of her Instagram account.
‘It’s my birthday, but you’re my heart, so I’m thinking of you…’ Congratulations on being so brave, inspiring, and daring in your show!!!’ Britney started.
She then appeared to respond to Jamie Lynn’s quote about wanting to feel ‘worth something’ and get out of her sister’s shadow by ‘proving herself’ on the competitive show, which will premiere on January 4, 2023.
‘You ain’t alone … if anybody knows what that feels like … I get it’ wrote Britney, who was clearly alluding to her now-terminated conservatorship.
‘My baby sister !!! I love you !!!’ the pop star concluded.
Britney included two photos of Jamie Lynn strumming a guitar and posing on a bar stool with her heartfelt message.
Britney recently posted another message on her Instagram account that concerned fans.
‘KEEP THE FAITH… KEEP THE FAITH… AND NEVER GIVE UP, SMART A**ES!!! – BRITNEY SPEARS,’ the message read.
Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test began with 16 celebrities enlisting in military training for 10 days to prove their ability to withstand physical and emotional hardship.
Danny Amendola, Mel B, Hannah Brown, Tyler Florence, Kate Gosselin, Dwight Howard, Montell Jordan, Gus Kenworthy, Nastia Liukin, Carli Lloyd, Beverley Mitchell, Kenya Moore, Mike Piazza, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Anthony Scaramucci, and Jamie Lynn were among the 16 celebrity hires.
They were put through rigorous training exercises led by an elite team of ex-special forces operatives, Directing Staff (DS) agents Rudy Reyes, Mark ‘Billy’ Billingham, Jason ‘Foxy’ Fox, and Remi Adeleke.