In 2007, at age 16 and while she was a cast member on the Nickelodeon show Zoey 101, Jamie Lynn announced to OK! magazine that she was pregnant. Jamie Lynn gave birth to daughter Maddie Briann Aldridge the following year. In 2009, the actress and Maddie’s father, Casey Aldridge, ended their engagement.
Jamie Lynn later stayed away from the spotlight for years before making a comeback as a country singer in 2013. She married current husband Jamie Watson the following year and in 2018, they welcomed their first child together and the star’s second daughter, Ivey Joan Watson.
“She spent years escaping into different characters—on All That!, Zoey 101 and even in the role of Britney’s kid sister,” reads the synopsis for Jamie Lynn’s memoir. “Pretending to be other people was easy, but when she decided to start a music career in Nashville, she realized she could no longer hide behind the characters she played. Soon, the real Jamie Lynn started to take center stage — a raw, blemished, and imperfect woman, standing in her own power.”