Less than two weeks after being thrown from his pickup after a late-night bachelor party, Jamie Lynn Spears’s boyfriend, Casey Aldridge, stood as best man at his cousin’s weekend wedding in Mississippi, a family source tells PEOPLE.
“He had the weakness of having been in bed and still trying to get his feet under him, but he made it,” the source says. “It was outside, it was hot, but he did okay. It’s just going to take him a few weeks to get better.”
Good news for Casey Aldridge: Doctors at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Miss., said they plan to move the 19-year-old boyfriend of Jamie Lynn Spears out of the intensive care unit as early as Monday, a source close to the family tells PEOPLE.
“They said it was borderline whether he needed surgery or not,” says the source, “but they’ve taken some scans and see no further damage.”
Jamie Lynn Spears, watching the LSU Tigers battle the Mississippi State Bulldogs with fiancé Casey Aldridge at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, La. Before the game, the casual pair hung in the Tiger Suites on the stadium’s east side. But they watched the match from a luxury suite. On the way to the suite, Spears stopped to sign autographs and take pictures with young fans, while Aldridge stood by holding her purse. “She was just mingling,” the source says.
Spears, who turns 17 on April 4, drove 80 miles to Baton Rouge from her home at the Serenity mansion in Kentwood, La., was reportedly accompanied by her cousin, and, “somebody called ahead to say they were coming in,” a source told PEOPLE.
He’s best known as the expectant father of Jamie Lynn Spears’ baby, but former classmates and teachers remember Casey Aldridge as a popular joker who could talk his way out of anything.
“Casey is one of those boys who really has a lot going for him,” says a former teacher at Amite School Center, where Aldridge lettered in football and baseball, served as senior class president and graduated in May 2007. “He’s handsome, smart and very, very charming.”