We’re thrilled to hear of Jamie Lynn Spears’s engagement to longtime boyfriend Jamie Watson, but the groom-to-be’s name might understandably leave some scratching their heads. For starts, the 30-year-old is a Louisiana native, but he is (surprisingly) not in the entertainment business.
Jamie Watson is strictly a businessman. He owns a communications service based in Hammond, LA, called Advanced Media Partners, which provides high-end electronics and high-definition television sets to corporations. Watson's business is located about an hour outside of New Orleans and about 35 minutes from the Spears’ native Kentwood. Jamie Lynn's 4-year-old daughter Maddie (who she had with then-fiance Casey Aldridge when she was just 17 years old) goes to school in Kentwood, so she's been splitting her time between Kentwood and Nashville, where she's been trying to get her country music career started for the past few years. Now that they're engaged, we wonder where the threesome will end up settling down?
Though the couple has had their share of breakups (they've been dating on and off for the past three years), Watson told Page Six in January 2013 that he and Spears were still figuring things out, but that they'd been talking marriage with 21-year-old Jamie Lynn in light of Britney Spears' failing relationship with Jason Trawick (Britney and Jason split up in January). We're so happy he finally put a ring on it! What do you guys think about Jamie Lynn's engagement news?