KEY POINTS

  • Jamie Lynn Spears claimed she "set up ways" to help Britney Spears when her older sister needed it
  • She insisted that she gave Britney "contacts she needed" to end her conservatorship
  • Jamie Lynn's memoir, "Things I Should Have Said," is set to be released Tuesday

Jamie Lynn Spears is opening up about her strained relationship with Britney Spears following the termination of the pop icon's conservatorship in November last year.

Months after Britney said her family "should all be in jail" for how they treated her, her younger sister Jamie Lynn, 30, insisted in a new interview on "Good Morning America" that she tried to help end the pop superstar's 13-year conservatorship.

"I’ve always been my sister’s biggest supporter, so when she needed help, I set up ways to do so," Jamie Lynn told ABC News' Juju Chang Wednesday while promoting her upcoming memoir, "Things I Should Have Said."

"I 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," she continued. "If it's going to cause this much discord, why continue it?"

The "Zoey 101" alum did not go into detail about the contacts she allegedly gave Britney and whether or not the pop singer got in touch with them.

However, Jamie Lynn revealed that she had a conversation with Samuel D. Ingham III, who was appointed as Britney's lawyer when she was hospitalized on an involuntary psychiatric hold in February 2008 at the onset of the conservatorship.

Britney replaced Ingham with Mathew Rosengart after the court granted her request to hire an attorney of her choosing in July 2021.

"If she wanted to talk to other people, then I did [help]. I set that up," Jamie Lynn continued. "I even spoke to her previous legal team, and that did not end well in my favor."

When asked if she agreed with the conservatorship, Jamie Lynn responded: "It wasn't about agreeing with the conservatorship. Everyone has a voice, and it should be heard."

In June last year, Britney testified in court that her family did not help her when her father, Jamie Spears, allegedly put her in a mental health facility against her will in 2019, according to Page Six.

Britney also said in court that her family "should be in jail" for benefiting from her "abusive" conservatorship, which generated at least $6 million for Jamie during his time serving as his elder daughter's legal guardian, according to a New York Times estimate.

Jamie Lynn faced backlash for not speaking up for her sister publicly while she was under legal constraints and for not helping to promote the #FreeBritney movement.

Jamie Lynn defended herself following Britney's testimony, saying on Instagram in June 2021 that she didn't speak up before because she "felt like until my sister was able to speak for herself and say what she felt she needed to say publicly, it wasn’t my place and it wasn’t the right thing to do."

Britney has not yet commented on her younger sister's latest interview. However, the "Oops!... I Did It Again" hitmaker recently unfollowed Jamie Lynn on Instagram. 

Jamie Lynn's memoir, "Things I Should Have Said," will be released Tuesday.

Britney Spears, shown here in 2019, has indicated she would like to have another child and has plans to wed her boyfriend Sam Asghari Britney Spears, shown here in 2019, has indicated she would like to have another child and has plans to wed her boyfriend Sam Asghari Photo: AFP / VALERIE MACON