Dec. 21, 2007 -- Jamie Lynn Spears' baby daddy is reportedly ready to settle down with the young star.
According to the New York Post, 19-year-old Casey Aldridge wants to marry Britney Spears' 16-year-old-sister, who revealed this week that she's pregnant. And she may be ready to commit as well.
"Jamie Lynn and Casey want to get married. I know Casey does, and he says she does, too," Aldridge's uncle, the Rev. Odus Jackson, told the Post. "He's going this weekend to see his mother for the first time since the news broke publicly."
Aldridge has been elusive since news of Spears' pregnancy broke, avoiding the media attention that's been showered on his girlfriend and her older sister for years.
"I don't think they are ready yet to sit down and talk to the media," Jackson told The Associated Press. "They haven't gotten their heads together yet."
According to Jackson, Aldridge briefly attended a junior college in Mississippi but now works for a pipe-laying company in Baton Rouge, La. He enjoys deer hunting and dirt-bike riding.
That may make him seem like a stark contrast to Spears, star of the Nickelodeon series "Zoey 101" and a tween idol. But Aldridge's uncle insists the Hollywood spotlight and speculation about their status isn't likely to break up their relationship.
"I think they are going to try to stay together," he told the AP. "They certainly don't want to part."
It's not known what Spears' mother, Lynne, thinks about the possible nuptials. Lynne Spears was enraged when older sister Britney married hometown pal Jason Alexander in Las Vegas in 2004 and was a major force in getting the marriage annulled 55 hours later. Britney later married Kevin Federline.