Expect a new Spears girl to be causing some controversy in about, oh, 17 years.
Jamie Lynn Spears, the star of Nickelodeon's Zoey 101 and sister to pop-tart Britney Spears, gave birth to a baby girl this morning in a hospital in Mississippi, reports People. The little bundle of joy was christened Maddie Briann.
The 17-year-old Spears caused a bit of a scene last December when she admitted that she was three months pregnant--not exactly the squeaky-clean image Nickelodeon wanted to portray for the star of one of its teen-oriented shows. There was also some controversy over who the father was; it was immediately announced that it was her 19-year-old boyfriend Casey Aldridge, but rumors began to swirl that the dad was actually a producer on her show. Scandalous! (And apparently incorrect.)
The rest of the Spears clan, including Britney, was in attendance for the birth, and a source says the entire family is "healthy and happy."
While incubating her spawn, Spears passed her GED, "did the right thing" and got engaged to Aldridge, and bought a three-bedroom home in Mississippi. Just an ordinary laundry list of things completed for a 17-year-old. Zoey 101 has since ended its run.