By: Annie Scaramuzzino
Jamie Lynn Spears‘s daughter Maddie Aldridge has just started 3rd grade, and we officially feel old.
Taking to Instagram yesterday, Spears shared a photo of the adorable 8-year-old heading back to school, and looking like the former Zoey 101 star’s mini-me.
In the pic, Maddie can be seen rocking her school uniform and smiling for the camera.
Spears (now 25) famously got pregnant with Maddie at the age of 16, and recently, she’s started opening up about that time in her life.
During a recent interview with E! News, the country singer recalled her family’s reaction to the news, saying they were “very shocked” and “very scared” for her, but they always had her best interests at heart.
“I was the baby of the family having a baby,” she explained. “When I told them I was pregnant, I think the best thing that they did was they supported me. They didn’t just let me go do whatever I wanted, but they gave me the freedom to make my choices and grow up. I couldn’t have a child and still have mom and dad making decisions for me.”
“It was a good tough love…I wasn’t going to use my age as an excuse,” she added. “To be a mother is to be a mother, it doesn’t matter what age you are.”