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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

Three Generations of Single Spears Women

Three Generations of Single Spears Women

A 53-year-old Lynne Spears (left) held her 4-month-old granddaughter Maddie Briann (center), while Maddie's 17-year-old mom Jamie Lynn (right) looked on in amazement yesterday.All three women are… READ MORE >

Senator Bristles at Bristol Spears

Senator Bristles at Bristol Spears

Don't go comparin' Lynne Spears to Sarah Palin, at least to Utah Senator Orrin Hatch. True, Lynne and Sarah both have had to deal with knocked up teenage daughters. Both live in the hinterlands.… READ MORE >

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Spears' Baby Shower: Hush Puppies and Healing

Spears' Baby Shower
Hush Puppies and Healing

Jamie Lynn Spears' baby shower -- which included Britney, Mama Lynne and about 30 other family members and friends -- was also a time for healing. Break out your trust quilts!A source close to the… READ MORE >

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Hottest Videos -- Week of 2/10

Hottest Videos -- Week of 2/10

Jane Fonda let the C-word slip on the "Today" show, shocking Meredith Vieira -- their censors didn't bleep it, neither do ours. READ MORE >

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