Jamie Lynn Spears became emotional discussing her fractured relationship with her sister Britney Spears, insisting she "took no part" in her sibling's controversial conservatorship.
Promoting her new memoir Things I Should Have Said on Good Morning America, Jamie Lynn broke down when questioned about the long-running rift, which has seen Britney's fans attack her online.
"That love is still there, 100 percent. I love my sister," Jamie Lynn said through tears.
"I've only ever loved and supported her and done right by her and she knows that, so I don't know why we're in this position right now."
Jamie Lynn recalled she was 17 years old and about to have a baby when her big sister was placed under the conservatorship, which would see her father take total control of her finances, business and personal affairs.
"I didn't understand what was happening, nor was I focused on that. I understand just as little about it then as I do now," Jamie Lynn said.
Jamie Lynn insisted that she actually "went out of her way" to provide her sister with resources to get out of the conservatorship after it became clear she wasn't happy.
"I've always been my sister's biggest supporter. So when she needed help, I set up ways to do so," she 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 if it's going to cause this much discord."
Britney's younger sibling added that she had spoken to the 'Toxic' singer's previous legal team at one stage, but that it "did not end well in her favour".
Jamie Lynn's narrative is at odds with much of what Britney has said on social media and in court. The singer claimed she wanted to "sue her whole family" who had been "living off her conservatorship for years" and made further attacks on her siblings and parents in countless Instagram posts.
Britney took aim at her little sister specifically in one message referencing a tribute performance Jamie Lynn did at the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards.
"I don't like that my sister showed up at an awards show and performed my songs to remixes!" Britney wrote in July last year.
"My so-called support system hurt me deeply! This conservatorship killed my dreams."
Jamie Lynn addressed the accusations, claiming she was "confused" about Britney's reaction and has since spoken to her about it.
"I was doing a tribute to honour my sister and all the amazing things she's done. Truthfully, I don't know why that bothered her."
Jamie Lynn declined to comment on her sister's current mental state when questioned. In her memoir, she detailed some of Britney's previous behavior as "erratic, paranoid and spiralling".
"I can't really speak to anyone else's state of mind," Jamie Lynn said. "But I'm allowed to say how I felt in those [moments]."