Jamie Lynn Spears is sharing her ache over her father Jamie Spears’ decades-long battle with alcoholism.
“He spent most of my life in that cycle of ruinous conduct. His bouts of consuming at all times brought on me durations of torment and sorrow,” the “Zoey 101” alum, 30, writes in her upcoming memoir, “Issues I Ought to Have Stated.”
ABC Information’ Juju Chang learn the excerpt aloud on “Good Morning America” Wednesday earlier than asking Jamie Lynn during a wide-ranging interview how the 69-year-old patriarch’s heavy consuming affected her rising up.
“It created lots of nervousness,” the “Candy Magnolias” star responded. “The toughest half was, ‘Might I belief you? Are you consuming? Are you not?’
“It was one thing that no child ought to must query,” she added.
Jamie’s struggles with alcohol started after he grew to become a father in 1977, in accordance with his ex-wife Lynne Spears.
“Jamie at all times loved a beer right here and there, however he didn’t begin consuming closely till after Bryan was born,” Lynne, 66, wrote in her 2008 memoir, “By the Storm,” referencing the previous couple’s eldest youngster.
Ultimately, Jamie hitting the bottle grew to become an excessive amount of to bear for Lynne, who filed for divorce in 1979. She in the end gave her husband a second probability, solely to divorce him for good in 2002.
Describing Jamie as an “alcoholic,” Lynne wrote in her e-book that her ex-husband was “barely current, by no means thoughts supportive or loving” by the top of their marriage. She additionally accused him of “years and years of verbal abuse, abandonment [and] erratic conduct.”
Jamie’s battle with alcoholism continued by way of a minimum of 2004, when he went to rehab after his eldest daughter, Britney Spears, urged him to hunt assist.
Nevertheless, in 2014, the pop star advised the decide presiding over her conservatorship case that she suspected her dad was consuming once more, in accordance with the New York Times. Jamie’s lawyer denied this, saying his consumer had handed usually scheduled exams.
Britney’s relationship together with her household has been fractured lately on account of their involvement in her conservatorship, which was terminated in November forward of her fortieth birthday.
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