Star magazine is reporting that the father of Jamie Lynn Spears’ baby is not Casey Aldridge, but a “much older” executive at her hit Nickelodeon show, Zoey 101. “Casey is being paid off to be the family’s fall guy while the real father remains unidentified,” a source tells the magazine.
Why would they do that? The older man could be faced with statutory rape charges, but Casey would not because he is less than two years older than her. “The man many suspect is the father, however, would face charges and probably prison time if he were to come forward and admit he had sex with her,” the magazine reports.
“Two separate Spears family insiders” are reporting that the father is not who she is saying it is, but this older man. “Jamie Lynn has been working on Zoey since she was 13,” a source says. “In Hollywood, little girls grow up fast, and she is no exception. With everything that has gone on in her family, she needed someone to look up to, but the man she found seems to have completely taken advantage of her.”
Because the source of this story is the tabloid magazine Star, I am not convinced this is completely accurate. This does not change the fact that it is concerning to me and many parents that teenage girls will look up the Jamie Lynn and think that it is OK to have a baby so young. Having a baby is such a huge responsibility, and one that many young girls are not ready to take on until they are much, much older. OK, I’m off my soap box.