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Spears' sister is pregnant at 16
Jamie Lynn Spears
Jamie Lynn Spears said she was 12 weeks pregnant
Singer Britney Spears' actress sister, Jamie Lynn, has told a US magazine she is pregnant at the age of 16.

Spears, who plays a schoolgirl in US TV comedy Zoey 101, told OK! magazine the news was a shock to her and the baby's father, boyfriend Casey Aldridge.

She said she was 12 weeks into her pregnancy, and planned to raise her child in Louisiana for "a normal life".

Nickelodeon, which airs Zoey 101, said: "Our primary concern right now is for Jamie Lynn's well-being."

Spears told the magazine she initially kept the news to herself after she learned of the pregnancy from an at-home test and subsequent visit to a doctor.

"I took two weeks to myself where I didn't tell anybody," she added.

"Then I told my parents and my friends. I was scared, but I had to do what was right for me."

'Can't be judgemental'

Spears' mother, Lynne, added: "I didn't believe it because Jamie Lynn's always been so conscientious. She's never late for her curfew. I was in shock. I mean, this is my 16-year-old baby."

Asked by the magazine if she wanted to send a message to teenagers about premarital sex, Spears said: "I definitely don't think it's something you should do; it's better to wait.

"But I can't be judgemental because it's a position I put myself in."

Older sister Britney, 26, and former husband Kevin Federline are currently arguing in court over custody of their two young sons, two-year-old Sean Preston and Jayden James, one.

On Tuesday, a court commissioner in Los Angeles ruled that Federline should continue to have temporary custody of the boys, while the singer is allowed monitored visits.

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