Just after Jamie Lynn Spears' character Zoey on Zoey 101 graduated Pacific Coast Academy, the actress found out that she was pregnant. Now 25, the younger sister of pop star Britney opened up in People magazine about finding out that she was pregnant in a gas station bathroom.

"My biggest concern was, 'Oh my goodness, I need to tell my mother and father and my family,'" she says. The baby's father was her then-boyfriend Casey Aldridge, with whom she broke up two years later.


As a Nickelodeon star, Spears felt a lot of pressure to set an example for her fans. "I was on a Nickelodeon show, so I felt responsible for what these young girls were gonna think looking up to me," she says. "I put myself in an adult situation, so I needed to handle it like an adult. My age was never an excuse for me."

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