Zoey 101’s Alexa Nikolas Reacts to Britney Spears Apology

Alexa Nikolas and Britney Spears.
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A very long time coming. Alexa Nikolas acquired emotional after receiving a public apology from Britney Spears, whom she alleged as soon as yelled at her on the set of Zoey 101.

“@britneyspears I’m sitting right here crying with my jaw on the ground. Thanks for seeing me and listening to me. Thanks for apologizing,” the previous Nickelodeon star, 30, wrote in a prolonged Instagram publish on Thursday, November 3, alongside a photograph of the pop icon, 40. “As you recognize I forgive you. You might have at all times been my largest inspiration and energy since I used to be 6 years previous. You might have healed so many childhood wounds for me as an grownup. Your voice is POWERFUL. Past. I hope you at all times know that.”

Nikolas continued: “That is truthfully one of many kindest issues anybody has ever achieved for me. We overlook as a society how a lot assist and love impacts us. My little one self and present self is in awe of the unbelievable individual you might be. I at all times knew that about you. I’m fairly optimistic so many people at all times knew. Thanks for being you and embracing the whole lot that you’re. 😍. To explain you now could be a wordless language. Thanks for this.”

The Chicago native gushed that she couldn’t wait to inform her daughter, Nova, 23 months, about Spears’ kindness. “You deserve the perfect. ❤️😭 that’s all for now. Thanks. Oh and @nickelodeon can kiss my ass,” she concluded.

Earlier this week, Nikolas made headlines for an eye-opening interview on Christy Carlson Romano‘s “Weak” podcast. The previous little one star recalled working with Jamie Lynn Spears on Zoey 101, which aired from 2005 to 2008. Nikolas claimed that Britney shouted at her whereas visiting her youthful sister on set after listening to that Jamie Lynn, now 31, was being bullied.

“It wasn’t OK as a result of I used to be a 12, 13-year-old,” the Hidden Hills alum stated on the Tuesday, November 1, episode. “However on reflection, realizing the dynamic that was in place for her, I feel, in fact, that’s what ended up occurring. And I feel, like, ‘Oh, my God, poor Britney.’ She is in a horrible state of affairs there.”

Nikolas clarified that she thinks the “Circus” singer is an “superb” individual and that Britney has reached out to her prior to now.

The Crossroads actress issued a prolonged assertion concerning the state of affairs via social media on Thursday, noting that Nikolas’ interview “broke” her coronary heart. “Hollywood is a spot of goals however let’s be sincere … on uncommon events do individuals come out years later and share the darkish aspect !!! There are literally thousands of individuals with damaged goals and I’m completely in awe of you [for] elevating consciousness for the subsequent technology on how you can be protected,” the Grammy winner wrote, including that she associated to Nikolas’ revelations about her expertise as a baby star.

Britney continued: “I do know it’s 15 years later what you might be sharing however belief me … I do know it nonetheless issues !!! Though I’ve apologized to you personally simply by ‘intuition’ my coronary heart on the time didn’t understand how extremely good my household was with the ACTING LANGUAGE !!! … The way in which you spoke gave me energy and inspiration however I do write you assume message at present as a result of I’m sorry for ever hurting your emotions !!! It is best to inform Nickelodeon to kiss your ass !!!”

Earlier this yr, Jamie Lynn recounted her model of the story in her memoir, Issues I Ought to’ve Stated, claiming that she turned to her huge sister for steerage after rumors have been allegedly unfold about her on the Zoey 101 set. “Britney informed [Alexa] that she wouldn’t maintain jobs if she continued to deal with those who method,” the Candy Magnolias star wrote.

Nikolas, nonetheless, was fast to close down her former costar. “I used to be fairly shocked to see her mendacity up a storm in there,” the Strolling Useless alum fired again through Instagram in January. “I not too long ago thought we have been effective after she tried to make use of me in her Zoey 101 music video to make herself look higher … To be sincere it took her some time [to reach out] I’m guessing the stress from others made her tackle the difficulty. I declined her provide. Why now? However I used to be pleased to get an apology lastly. So I forgave her. … I do not know what’s going on over there along with her however I need completely nothing to do with it.”