Lynne Spears cheers on daughter Jamie Lynn during Dancing With The Stars… debut despite ‘struggling to pay her bills’ after fallout with Britney
Lynne Spears looked to be in good spirits as she cheered on her youngest daughter, Jamie Lynn Spears, during the actress’ Dancing With The Stars debut on Tuesday.
Sitting front and center at the ABC dance competition, Britney Spears’ estranged mom was all smiles as Jamie Lynn performed a tango with her partner Alan Bersten.
Although the adorable dancing couple received a meager 15/30 score from the DWTS judges, Lynne applauded the effort.
The 68-year-old matriarch was spotted arriving in Los Angeles on the day of Jamie Lynn’s DWTS debut alongside Jamie Lynn’s daughters Maddie, 15, and Ivey, five.
In an exclusive video captured upon Lynne’s touchdown at the LA airport, she was questioned about her feelings regarding Jamie Lynn’s DWTS appearance.
Biggest fan: Lynne Spears looked to be in good spirits as she cheered on her youngest daughter, Jamie Lynn Spears, during the actress’ Dancing With The Stars debut on Tuesday
Dancing queen: Britney Spears’ estranged mom was all smiles as Jamie Lynn performed a tango with her partner Alan Bersten
The new faces of DWTS: Jamie with co-host Julianne Hough on the set in LA
Lynne indicated that she wasn’t nervous about Jamie Lynn’s first event on the famous reality show, adding that she was ‘very proud’ of her baby girl.
However, she didn’t provide any answers when asked about whether pop star Britney would be in the DWTS audience, and she remained silent when questioned about Jamie Lynn potentially performing one of her sister’s songs.
Lynne’s appearance in the DWTS audience comes after DailyMail.com revealed she is ‘struggling to pay her bills.’
Despite her eldest daughter Britney being a worldwide icon and multi-millionaire, Lynne has reportedly taken on part-time work at a local school in order to supplement her income.
‘She is struggling to pay her bills, but she has already substituted for several classes at [a local school],’ a source told DailyMail.com.
The insider added that Lynne and Britney’s fallout and ongoing rift has ‘seriously impacted’ Lynne’s finances.
As fans know, the mother-daughter feud stems from the pop star’s claims that Lynne didn’t lift a finger to help free Britney of the 13-year conservatorship she was placed under in 2008, which was controlled by Britney’s father Jamie Spears.
Better days: Britney Spears and mom Lynne Spears at a Grammy party in 2001 before their fallout
Mending the rift: Following the announcement of Jamie Lynn’s appearance on DWTS, Britney reportedly said she is ‘supportive’ and ‘excited’ for her younger sister
Britney has also accused Jamie Lynn of doing little to help end the conservatorship.
The sibling feud came to a head in January when Jamie Lynn opened up about living in her famous big sister’s shadow, sharing a memorable quote that made headlines: ‘I’m really proud of her, love her to bits, but sometimes I just feel like there’s not much left for me.’
Their relationship also faced strains due to Jamie Lynn’s revealing memoir, where she claimed that her sister had once taken a knife and locked herself in a room with her because she ‘didn’t feel safe.’
However, following the announcement of Jamie Lynn’s appearance on DWTS, Britney reportedly said she is ‘supportive’ and ‘excited’ for her younger sister.