Lynne Spears is denying reports that she ordered a present to be sent to Bristol Palin, the pregnant 17-year-old daughter of John McCain’s vice presidential pick Sarah Palin, on behalf of her teenage daughter (and new mother) Jamie Lynn Spears.
"I just got off the phone with Lynne. I can tell you that she hasn't sent her any gifts, but that she does support Sarah and, of course, can empathize with their situation," Curt Handling, Spears' publicist at the Thomas Nelson publishing company, tells E! News.
On Wednesday, a source close to the Beverly Hills baby store Petit Tresor told CelebTV.com that Lynne Spears, Jamie Lynn’s mother, called about the gift, and requested that the gift come from her daughter.
“It was ordered by phone, and they asked what could be done for under $100. They spent $60 on pink burp cloths,” the source said.
A store rep told ABC News that Spears included a card with the package: “Dear Bristol, Hang in there! XXOO, Jamie Lynn Spears.”
Jamie Lynn Spears, Britney Spears' younger sister and the former star of the TV show "Zoey 101," gave birth to her daughter, Maddie Briann, in June. She's engaged to Casey Aldridge, a pipe-layer from Liberty, Miss., but the couple has been dogged by rumors of his infidelity.
Palin announced on Monday through the McCain campaign that her unmarried daughter is five-months pregnant. Bristol is engaged to marry the 18-year-old father of her child, Levi Johnston.