Jamie Lynn Spears has come out about the life-changing events of 2007 which saw the then-16 year-old younger sister of pop megastar Britney Spears reveal to the world that she was pregnant. It was news that caused a mixture of outrage and pity among followers of Spears junior, who at the time was starring in the Disney show 'Zoey 101' - and the teenager's world was plunged into deeper turmoil when she eventually split up with the father of the child CASEY ALDRIDGE, going on to raise the now-three year-old Maddie by herself.

Opening up in an interview with Glamour Magazine, Spears, who is now 21, said "I'd had one boyfriend, it doesn't make it perfect or all right. But I was judged for something that probably most everyone does," going on to insist "I was young. I was in love. I was like every other teenager, except I had this last name. And I made a decision that is forever my decision."

However since then the young mother has been nothing but a role model in how to raise a child alone, and such is her state of mind that in the past few months Spears has started to consider picking up her endeavours in the acting and music businesses again - with recent forays already being reported in country music. Looking to 2012 she said "I'll admit, I'm kind of scared; it's a vulnerable place for me. But I think 21 will be the year for me."