Britney Spears regrets her past actions towards Alexa Nikolas.
In case you don’t remember, Jamie Lynn Spears revealed in her memoirs Things I should say that the 40-year-old singer caused a storm Zoey 101 set and threaten Alexa’s career for allegedly bullying her sister. The Sweet Magnolias star wrote:
“A few days later, a pregnant Britney came to the set to visit. … Britney wasted no time getting into the matter. ‘Are you making fun of my sister? Lying and spreading rumors? You shouldn’t do that! ‘ Britney told her she wouldn’t keep her job if she continued to treat people that way.
However, Alexa denied the accusations of bullying – and Britney even supported the 30-year-old at the time by speaking out against Jamie Lynn in February. Fast forward to now, Walking corpses Alum spoke out about the horrific bullying incident and disturbing experiences she has had Dan Schneider while she starred on Nickelodeon in several podcast interviews.
Most recently, she even recounted the situation with Britney on Vulnerable podcast with server Christy Carlson Romano, said that a talent coordinator told her and her mother he was taking her to get her hair and makeup done when he actually wooed Alexa to talk to Britney. She recalls:
“It’s not okay because I’m 12, 13 years old. But in retrospect, knowing the dynamic happened to her, of course, that’s what ended up happening. And like god, poor Britney. She’s in a horrible situation there. And she looks like she’s 8 months pregnant, so she’s also hormonal. And I remember her rubbing her stomach while screaming, and it was like she was trying to calm herself. And you could just say, it was so simple in a way that it felt… like someone was manipulating her.”
The confrontation completely annoyed Alexa, to the point where she cried, vomited, and even sat “in the fetal position” when she replayed her trailer. You can listen to the full story (below):
While Alexa previously shared that pop feeling sorry for the trouble privately, it appears Britney watched Alexa share her horrific experiences as a child actress and took some time on Thursday to go public with their past encounter through via Twitter. Without mentioning Alexa’s name, she wrote:
“I broke my heart watching your interview about your experience in business. … Hollywood is a place of dreams but let’s be honest… on rare occasions, years later people come out and share the dark side!!! There are thousands of people with broken dreams and I really admire you for raising awareness for the next generation on how to be protected…one thing you say you wish you could say to your younger self is you wish you could know you could just walk away!!! Countless times I’ve done the same thing and I’ve been abused… it’s nice to know I’m not the only one who feels this way. “
The Toxic artist added:
“I know it’s 15 years after what you’re sharing but trust me… I know it still matters!!! Although I personally apologized to you only by ‘instinct’, my heart did not know at that time my family was extremely good with ACTION LANGUAGE!!! “
Britney later recounted what happened that day, saying:
“Imagine… I visit my sister on set, last day of shooting, bring cupcakes for Sprinkles… Nine months pregnant, hormones raging like hell, and assistant director Ian witnesses Jamie scene. Lynn ran over, put her hands on my knees while I was sitting down, she sobbed telling me she was being bullied on set!!! Assistant director and my mother including in the room just silent !!! My sister was really like my daughter growing up… so I apologize for my ignorance for yelling at her when I clearly didn’t know what was really going on!!! “
Britney noted that her mother Lynn Spears “Should have immediately stepped in and taken over the situation.” She then ended the long message with an apology and another hint, saying:
“The way you speak has given me strength and inspiration but I am writing you this message today because I am sorry for ever hurting your feelings!!! You should tell Nickelodeon to kiss your**!!! “
Immediately after the post, Alexa jumped into the comments section to thank Britney for the heartfelt response:
“Love you so much. Seriously, I’m crying. Thank you. So much. This kind of kindness is making me melt right now. You deserve the best in this world. You are the one. My biggest inspiration and to be honest always has been.”
I love you very much. Seriously, I’m crying. Thank you. So many. This kind of kindness is melting me right now. You deserve the best in this world. You are my biggest inspiration and honestly always have been. ❤️❤️❤️❤️
– Alexa Nikolas (@alexanikolas__) November 3, 2022
We love seeing Britney and Alexa fix the fence all these years later! Reaction to apology letter, longtime reader? Let us know in the comments below.
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