The sister of Britney Spears has addressed her role in helping to end the singer's conservatorship, insisting: "I did take the steps to help."

In a new TV interview, Jamie Lynn Spears, 30, said she spoke to her sister's legal team.

The actress was in the spotlight in 2021 when Britney Spears, 40, fought to end the conservatorship she was held in by her father Jamie Spears and lawyer Andrew M Wallet.

Speaking to Juju Chang on Good Morning America about when the conservatorship was dissolved, Jamie Lynn Spears said: "I was happy."

She added that when the conservatorship was put in place: "I was a 17-year-old, I was about to have a baby, so I didn't understand what was happening, nor was I focused on that.

"I was focused on the fact that I was a 17-year-old about to have a baby. I understand just as little about it then as I do now."

The controversial conservatorship was terminated in November and Britney Spears regained control of her life and career for the first time in nearly 14 years.

Talking on the ABC breakfast show, Jamie Lynn Spears said: "I've always been my sister's biggest supporter.

"So when she needed help, I set up ways to do so, went out of my way to make sure she had the contacts she needed to possibly go ahead and end this conservatorship and just end this all for our family.

Britney Spears and Jamie Lynn Spears at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards in 2003

"It wasn't about agreeing with the conservatorship, everyone has a voice and it should be heard.

"I even spoke to her legal team, her previous legal team, and that did not end well in my favour.

"So I did take the steps to help, but how many times can I take the steps without, you know, she has to walk through the door."

During the interview, Jamie Lynn Spears became emotional when speaking about the rift that had developed with her older sister.

"That love is still there, 100%. I love my sister," she said.

"I've only ever loved and supported her and done what's right by her, and she knows that. So I don't know why we're in this position right now."

Britney Spears has previously criticised her family over their handling of her conservatorship.

Jamie Lynn Spears has written about the pressures that came with having a famous last name in her new memoir, Things I Should Have Said.

Source: Press Association

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