The story of Jason Alexander and Britney Spears’ toxic relationship
Britney Spears’ first husband, Jason Alexander, has been arrested after dramatically going live while attending their wedding at his California mansion on Thursday afternoon.
The singer, 40, was preparing to marry her longtime partner Sam Asghari, 28, in a lavish ceremony at their Thousand Oaks home, but just hours before the event was to begin, Alexander barged in. on the premises to disrupt the wedding.
After her ex was apprehended by the Ventura Sheriff’s Department, Britney was seen driving home with Sam in their white Mercedes Benz and the couple later married in front of a star-studded crowd that included Paris Hilton and Drew Barrymore. . -but not her separated family or her two children.
MailOnline takes a look at the history of their relationship…
Third lucky time: Britney, 40, was preparing to marry her long-term partner Sam Asghari, 28, in a lavish ceremony at their Thousand Oaks home (pictured in 2021)
Childhood friends Britney and Alexander were married on a whim in the early morning hours of January 3, 2004 during a ceremony at the Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada. They were both 22 years old at the time.
Their marriage was annulled 55 hours later, with Alexander later claiming that it was forced by Britney’s mother, Lynne, and Britney’s management.
After the annulment, Britney said in an interview, “It was me being dumb, being rebellious.”
Gatecrashing: Britney Spears’ first husband Jason Alexander has been arrested after dramatically livestreaming himself breaking into their wedding at their California mansion on Thursday afternoon
Old flame: Spears was married to Alexander for just 55 hours in January 2004 after an impromptu ceremony in Las Vegas.
Throwback: Childhood friends Britney and Alexander were married on a whim in the early morning hours of January 3, 2004 during a ceremony at the Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas.
Speaking to DailyMail.com, retired divorce attorney Mark Goldberg revealed last year how a distraught Alexander turned to him after he was kicked out of Britney’s life following their now-infamous period of marriage.
She also opined that the annulment was the first revelation of the singer’s powerlessness over her own life, and said it had a devastating impact ever since.
Goldberg also claimed that neither Britney nor Alexander wanted the annulment and recalled how Alexander approached him in a series of emotional phone calls, seeking advice after the singer’s mother kicked him out of his Las Vegas hotel suite and the life of his new girlfriend less than three years ago. days after their marriage.
Bridal Blues: When asked what he had learned from marriage, Alexander replied: ‘Nice guys finish last. Take care of yourself’
Star couple: The star announced her engagement to dancer Kevin Federline in July 2004, just seven months after her brief marriage to Alexander (pictured in 2005)
He continued: “I really think this particular event had a detrimental impact on Britney Spears’ life – the way she’s been controlled and the toll it’s taken.
“The whole situation has stayed with me over the years because I feel sorry for the boy.
‘I really hoped they would get back together. Instead, she moved on with her life and her career and remarried.
The star announced her engagement to dancer Kevin Federline in July 2004, just seven months after her brief marriage to Alexander.
Breakup: The couple had two sons, Sean, 15, and Jayden, 14, before Spears filed for divorce in 2006 in a split that ended the following year (pictured in 2005)
The couple had two sons, Sean, 15, and Jayden, 14, before Spears filed for divorce in 2006 in a split that ended the following year.
Speaking to ABC’s 20/20 in 2012, Alexander reflected on the events, saying, “I had a crush on her. … I feel like she felt the same way.”
In the marriage annulment papers, it was stated that Britney “didn’t understand her actions, to the point where she was unable to accept the marriage.”
But Alexander says of that statement, ‘Bull***t. That was probably the hardest part about it. Obviously I had involved my feelings.
When asked what he had learned from marriage, Alexander replied: ‘Nice guys finish last. Take care of yourself.
‘If you’re really going to get into a relationship with a celebrity and you’re an average Joe, make sure you’re thinking business!’
In addition to her rocky history with marriages, Britney has also had a number of high-profile relationships, starting with Justin Timberlake.
The couple struck up an affair years after meeting at The Mickey Mouse Club in the ’90s: They confirmed their romance in 1998 and split in 2002.
Britney was rumored to have cheated on Justin with dance choreographer Wade Robson.
In the same year that her 2007 divorce was finalized, Britney also briefly dated music producer JR Rotem.
Love: Spears and they were married after their 13-year conservatorship ended; she and Sam met in 2016 (pictured March 2022), it is the singer’s third wedding
Britney’s three marriages: from a shocking season with a childhood friend to a failed wedding
Jason Alexander (2004)
Britney’s first (brief) marriage was to Jason Alexander, who had been her friend since childhood.
They eloped in Las Vegas at the Little White Wedding Chapel, but managed to annul the union after only 55 hours of married life.
Kevin Federlin (2004)
Just seven months after her annulment, Britney announced her engagement to dancer Kevin Federline. She had met him three months earlier.
The couple married in a secret ceremony in Studio City, California.
Britney soon became pregnant with her first child, Sean, who was born in 2005.
A year later, the couple welcomed their second child, Jayden.
Britney and Kevin finalized their divorce in 2007, with sources claiming that Kevin’s parties were “the straw that broke the camel’s back” for Britney, according to People.
Sam Asghari (2022)
Britney married her longtime partner, Sam Asghari, in a ceremony in Thousand Oaks, California that was sensationally interrupted by her ex Jason Alexander.
Britney and Sam married after the singer’s 13-year guardianship ended.
The singer met the 28-year-old fitness trainer and actor on the set of her music video for Slumber Party in 2016 and in January 2017, the couple was Instagram official.
They got engaged in September 2021 and earlier this year announced that they were expecting their first child together; before Britney sadly told fans that she had suffered a miscarriage.