"I feel like until my sister was able to speak for herself and say what she felt she needed to say publicly, that it wasn't my place and it wasn't the right thing to do," Jamie Lynn Spears said on her Instagram Stories on June 28. "I think it's extremely clear since the day I was born, I've only loved, adored, and supported my sister . . . I don't care if she wants to run away to a rainforest and have a zillion babies in the middle of nowhere or if she wants to come back and dominate the world the way she has so many times before, because I have nothing to gain or lose, either way. This situation does not affect me either way because I am only her sister who is only concerned about her happiness."
"I have made a very conscious choice to only participate in her life as her sister, as an aunt to those boys," she continued, referencing Britney's sons, Sean and Jayden Federline. "Maybe I didn't support the way the public may have liked me to with a hashtag on a public platform, but I can assure you I have supported my sister long before there was a hashtag and I'll support her long after . . . My sister knows I love and support her. That's the only person I owe anything to. I am not my family; I am my own person; I am speaking for myself."
She ended her statement with: "I am so proud of her for requesting new counsel, like I told her to do many years ago . . . I support that 100 percent, because I support my sister. I love my sister, always have and always will, as long as she's happy."