Ok Magazine Pays Cool Million for First Spears Baby Photos
The celebrity news media know that their readers and viewers are so hungry to get the first glimpse of celebrities babies that they are willing to pay six-figure sums to get the scoop whenever a famous actress, singer or model gives birth.
Jamie Lynn Spears, younger sister of Britney Spears, was the recipient of such a payday in 2008 when OK Magazine reportedly coughed up a cool one million dollars for the privilege of being able to publish the first baby photos of her daughter Maddie Brianne Aldridge who was born in the summer of 2008.
Spears had originally chosen OK Magazine as the vehicle in which to announce she was pregnant with Casey Aldridge’s child late in 2007.
Spears was a tender 16 years of age at the time and her boyfriend Aldridge only two years older.
Although many parents criticized any media coverage of Spear’s teenage pregnancy as an attempt to glamorize becoming a young mother, hoards of her fans and followers were still anxious to plunk down their hard-earned money for a copy of OK Magazine when it featured the first baby pictures of cute little Maddie Aldridge.
Angelina Jolie holds the record for most expensive baby photos, reportedly as much as $14 million.
Million dollar babies
$500,000: amount paid for photos of Britney Spears and Kevin Federline’s son in 2005.
$4-million: amount paid for photo of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s daughter Shiloh in 2006.
$14-million: amount paid for photo of their twins in 2008.
$6-million: amount paid for baby photos of Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez’s twins that same year.
$3-million: amount paid for photo of baby Levi McConaughey with dad Matthew and mom Camila Alves, also in 2008.
$750,000: amount paid for photo of Jessica Simpson and her newborn in 2012.
Figures in U.S. dollars are all reported amounts
Jamie Lynn Spears
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