Sure she’s known for her days at PCA and iconic key necklace, Jamie Lynn Spears doesn’t receive enough praise for how great of a mom she is. While at the time, her pregnancy was seen as a teen actress scandal, the then 16-year-old treated the situation with the upmost grace. In her Oct. 2020 cover story for Nylon, Spears recalls her vanishing act to rural Mississippi as a purposeful tactic. “So, I got me a little house. I put a big gate up around it, and I was like, ‘I’m going to stay here, raise my baby, and figure this out because this is real life. I’ve put myself in this situation, I’m not condoning it or saying it’s right, but these are the cards that I have to play,'” she said.

Now, Spears is the mom of two beautiful girls, Maddie and Ivey, both of whom you can find all over her social media. Like many celebrity parents, the Sweet Magnolias actress has enjoyed this time at home with her kiddos, ” . . . I will say the one thing that I’ve taken away from [COVID-19] – I was able to have this quality time with my family and with my children guilt-free,” she said on Good Morning America. Read more about Maddie and Ivey ahead!