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Jamie Lynn Spears sobs while admitting her relationship with older sister Britney is ‘complicated’

Jamie Lynn Spears was overcome with emotion while discussing her ‘complicated’ relationship with megastar sister Britney on Good Morning America.

In a preview for the Sweet Magnolias star’ highly-anticipated TV interview, which airs on Wednesday, the 30-year-old actress can be seen wiping away tears as she spoke of their estrangement.

‘I love my sister,’ Jamie Lynn told news anchor Juju Chang, 56, who replied: ‘But things have gotten complicated.’

Getting real: Jamie Lynn Spears was overcome with emotion while discussing her ‘complicated’ relationship with sister Britney with Juju Chang on Good Morning America

Sounding defeated, the mother-of-two, who resides in Louisiana with her husband Jamie Watson, confessed: ‘I guess so.’  

Chang also asked the Zoey 101 alum directly what caused the ‘rift’ between them and what she regrets not saying, nodding to her new memoir Things I Should Have Said. 

Originally, Jamie Lynn titled her 240-page book I Must Confess: Family, Fame, and Figuring it Out referencing lyrics in Britney’s 1998 hit Baby One More Time.

In a preview for the Sweet Magnolias star' highly-anticipated TV interview, which airs on Wednesday, the 30-year-old actress can be seen wiping away tears as she spoke of their estrangement; Jamie Lynn pictured with sister Britney Spears in 2017

In a preview for the Sweet Magnolias star’ highly-anticipated TV interview, which airs on Wednesday, the 30-year-old actress can be seen wiping away tears as she spoke of their estrangement; Jamie Lynn pictured with sister Britney Spears in 2017

'I love my sister,' Jamie Lynn told news anchor Juju Chang , 56, who replied: 'But things have gotten complicated'

‘I love my sister,’ Jamie Lynn told news anchor Juju Chang , 56, who replied: ‘But things have gotten complicated’

However, after considerable backlash from Britney’s legion of devoted fans, Jamie Lynn changed it. 

The Toxic singer has publicly criticized her family for not supporting her during her 13-year conservatorship, which ended on November 12, including Jamie Lynn, whom she called a ‘mean a**’, back in July, for not being more supportive and standing up to their father, Jamie Sears, 69. 

‘Not only did my family not do a godda** thing, my dad [Jamie] was all for it. Anything that happened to me had to be approved by my dad,’ said Spears. 

Serious interview: Chang also asked the Zoey 101 alum directly what caused the 'rift' between them and what she regrets not saying, nodding to her new memoir Things I Should Have Said

Serious interview: Chang also asked the Zoey 101 alum directly what caused the ‘rift’ between them and what she regrets not saying, nodding to her new memoir Things I Should Have Said

Not well-received: Originally, Jamie Lynn titled her 240-page book I Must Confess: Family, Fame, and Figuring it Out referencing lyrics in Britney's 1998 hit Baby One More Time

Not well-received: Originally, Jamie Lynn titled her 240-page book I Must Confess: Family, Fame, and Figuring it Out referencing lyrics in Britney’s 1998 hit Baby One More Time

Complicated: The Toxic star has publicly criticized her family for not supporting her during her 13-year conservatorship, which ended on November 12, including Jamie Lynn, whom she called a 'mean a**', back in July, for not being more supportive and standing up to their estranged father, Jamie Sears, 69

Complicated: The Toxic star has publicly criticized her family for not supporting her during her 13-year conservatorship, which ended on November 12, including Jamie Lynn, whom she called a ‘mean a**’, back in July, for not being more supportive and standing up to their estranged father, Jamie Sears, 69

‘And my dad acted like he didn’t know that I was told I had to be tested over the Christmas holidays before they sent me away, when my kids went to home to Louisiana. He was the one who approved all of it. My whole family did nothing.’

Shortly after, Jamie Lynn broke her silence with a since-deleted video where she claimed to have ‘only loved, adored, and supported my sister.’

‘I don’t care if she wants to run away to a rainforest and have zillion babies in the middle of nowhere, or if she wants to come back and dominate the world the way she has so many times before,’ a visibly angry Spears said.

Trying to be supportive: Shortly after, Jamie Lynn broke her silence with a since-deleted video where she claimed to have 'only loved, adored, and supported my sister' (the sisters seen back in 2003 together)

Trying to be supportive: Shortly after, Jamie Lynn broke her silence with a since-deleted video where she claimed to have ‘only loved, adored, and supported my sister’ (the sisters seen back in 2003 together)

‘Because I have nothing to gain or lose either way. This situation does not affect me either way, because I’m only her sister who’s only concerned about her happiness.’

On July 17, the former Mouseketeer took Jamie Lynn to task again over covering a remix of her 2011 song Till the World Ends at the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards where she was honored.

‘I don’t like that my sister showed up at an awards show and performed my songs to remixes!’ Britney wrote. ‘My so-called support system hurt me deeply!’  

The pair have not been pictured together since 2018 when their families vacationed together. 

'I don't like that my sister showed up at an awards show and performed my songs to remixes!' Britney wrote of a 2017 performance at the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards. 'My so-called support system hurt me deeply!'

‘I don’t like that my sister showed up at an awards show and performed my songs to remixes!’ Britney wrote of a 2017 performance at the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards. ‘My so-called support system hurt me deeply!’

Back in October, snippets of her memoir, obtained by TMZ, Jamie Lynn revealed her parents would not allow her to tell Britney she was expecting a baby girl as they attempted to keep her teen pregnancy under wraps.

I needed her more than ever and she wasn’t able to help me in my most vulnerable time,’ Jamie Lynn wrote. ‘To this day, the hurt of not being able to tell my sister myself still lingers.’

As her dad continued to push her to consider adoption or termination, the performer remembered a heated fight that left them ‘slinging words and tossing insults’ back and forth. 

Last sighting: The Mississippi-born blondes have not been pictured together since 2018 when their families vacationed together

Last sighting: The Mississippi-born blondes have not been pictured together since 2018 when their families vacationed together 

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