Is Jamie Lynn Spears Married and How Many Kids Does She Have?

Jamie Lynn Spears is the younger sister of pop sensation Britney Spears. When Jamie Lynn was a teen, she also made a name for herself as the star of the Nickelodeon show Zoey 101. However, Jamie Lynn is now also a mom. Find out if Jamie Lynn is married or not and how many kids she has.

Jamie Lynn Spears on the red carpet in green romper in 2016
Jamie Lynn Spears in 2016 | John Shearer/WireImage

Is Jamie Lynn Spears married?

Jamie Lynn is married. Her husband is businessman Jamie Watson.

According to Us Weekly, the couple met through mutual friends, but Watson was not fully aware of who Jamie Lynn was.

“I’m just a normal guy with a normal job,” he said during the 2016 TLC special Jamie Lynn Spears: When the Lights Go Out. “I did not know about the family. I didn’t know she had a TV show. I didn’t know anything about her.”

The couple dated on-and-off for five years before getting married in 2014.

How many kids does Jamie Lynn Spears have?

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Jamie Lynn and Watson are raising two daughters together: Maddie (born 2008) and Ivey (born 2018).

Maddie was born to Jamie Lynn and her ex-boyfriend, Casey Aldridge. At the time, Jamie Lynn was making headlines everywhere for her teenage pregnancy. She left Zoey 101 and settled down in Mississippi to lead a quiet life as a mom.

Watson has shared that Maddie played a big part in his decision to marry Jamie Lynn. He told TLC, “I knew I wanted to marry her when basically I had fallen in love with Maddie just as much as her. And I couldn’t not be a part of her or Maddie’s life.”

Meanwhile, Jamie Lynn acknowledged that her daughters have a big age gap, which mirrors that of her and Britney’s.

“Me and my sister are 10 years apart, and Maddie and Ivey are 10 years apart, so I’m hoping they have the same kind of relationship where it was like a second mom, almost,” Jamie Lynn told People in 2018, per E! News. ”It’s gonna be a special relationship. Sisters are something special—especially when there’s that age gap there.”

Does Jamie Lynn Spears want her kids to go into show business?

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Both Jamie Lynn and her sister Britney started working in the entertainment industry at a young age. Britney, in particular, has had many rough moments as a child star. However, Jamie Lynn still seems to be okay with her kids potentially working in show business.

In 2019, Jamie Lynn was asked about this by Dopple, especially since Maddie was around the same age Jamie Lynn was when she first started working as an actor.

“It’s so weird to think that I was working on a show at her age,” Jamie Lynn said. “I couldn’t imagine her doing a tv show right now, but then again she does play on travel sports teams and plays at a much more intense level then I ever could have at her age and she loves it, like I loved doing my show.”

Jamie Lynn added, “So, I guess, it’s all about what your kid is passionate about, and you support that no matter if it’s being on a tv show or being on a softball team.”