Published: Tuesday, December 26, 2017 @ 1:01 PM
By: Joy Johnston, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
— Jamie Lynn Spears is pregnant with her second child, and she broke the news to her fans via Instagram.
Spears, the younger sister of pop superstar Britney Spears, delivered the news about her growing family on Christmas Eve. After sharing the news that her 9-year-old daughter Maddie would finally be a big sister in 2018, Spears said that 2017 had brought some of the biggest challenges of her life. In February, Maddie was seriously injured in an all-terrain vehicle accident.
In the Instagram photo, Spears shows off her baby bump while holding hands with Maddie and husband Jamie Watson. This will be the couple's first child together. Maddie's father is Spears' ex-fiance Casey Aldridge.
Jamie Lynn said that after her daughter's accident, she chose to “lay low” and write new music, which she hopes to share in 2018.