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Lynne Spears

Lynne Irene Spears (née Bridges; born 1955) is an American author and the mother of pop singer Britney Spears and actress Jamie Lynn Spears. Spears was born in McComb, Mississippi to Lilian Irene Portell (1924–1993), a native of Hendon, London, and Barney O'Field Bridges (1919–1978), an American G.I.. In 1945, her parents met and married in Hendon. Spears maternal great-grandfather, Edward Portelli, was a Maltese immigrant to England. Spears has an older brother, Barry "Sonny" Bridges (born 1951). Their older sister, Sandra Bridges Covington (1947–2007), died of ovarian cancer. In 1975, she married James "Jamie" Spears. They were divorced in 2002 and reconciled in 2010. Jamie and Lynne Spears have three children: son Bryan James (born 1977) and daughters Britney Jean (born 1981) and Jamie Lynn Marie (born 1991). They also have four grandchildren: grandsons Sean Preston Federline (born 2005) and Jayden James Federline (born 2006) from Britney and granddaughters Maddie Briann Aldridge (born 2008) from Jamie Lynn and Sophia Spears (born 2011) from Bryan. Spears owned and operated a day care in their hometown of Kentwood, Louisiana. In 1993, her daughter Britney joined the new Mickey

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