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Jamie Lynn Spears Opens Up About Britney's Conservatorship: 'I Didn't Understand'

  • Jamie Lynn Spears broke her silence on sister Britney Spears' conservatorship this morning in an emotional interview with Good Morning America's Juju Chang. The actor and author of the new memoir, "Things I Should Have Said," opened up about her "complicated" relationship with her sister, but she denied playing a role in the controversial conservatorship, which was terminated in November after an intense fan campaign.

    "I was happy," Spears said about the judge's decision to dissolve Britney's conservatorship. "When it was put into place I was 17 years 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 30-year-old went on to say that she was asked to be involved in the conservatorship, but she didn't feel comfortable doing so. "There was no like me overseeing funds or something like that," she said. "And if that was, then it was a misunderstanding. But either way, I took no steps to be a part of it."

    "I've always been my sister's biggest supporter," continued Spears. "So when she needed help, I set up ways to do so, went out of my way to make sure that she had the contacts she needed to possibly go ahead and end this conservatorship and just end this all for our family. If it's going to cause this much discord, why continue it?"

    Despite the family's ups and downs, Spears told Chang that her relationship with her sister is paramount. "That love is still there. 100 percent. I love my sister," she said, as she began to get emotional. "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."

    Claire Spellberg Lustig is the Senior Editor at Primetimer and a scholar of The View. Follow her on Twitter at @c_spellberg.

    TOPICS: Jamie Lynn Spears, Good Morning America, Britney Spears