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Last Updated: Friday June 20 2008 11:29 GMT

Britney's sister has baby girl

Jamie Lynn Spears (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)

Singer Britney Spears' sister, Jamie Lynn has given birth to a baby girl in a hospital in America.

The 17-year-old star of TV comedy show Zoey 101 has named her new daughter Maddie Briann.

The teenager announced in December she was expecting a child with fiancÚ Casey Aldridge, 19. Britney flew home especially to be there for the birth.

"Both mum and baby are healthy and happy," a spokesperson for the actress told a magazine.

Britney flew back home to Kentwood, Louisiana, with her dad and brother on Wednesday to be present for the baby's arrival.

Spokeswoman Marianne Romano said filming for the fourth and final season of Zoey 101 was completed last summer before Spears became pregnant.