Who: Grammy-winning pop icon Britney Spears, 37, and aspiring martial artist, Jason Alexander (not that Jason Alexander), 37.
How They Met: It’s unclear how precisely Britney and Jason met, however by all accounts it was once they had been children. Our bets are an on the playground meet-and-greet — the place else do children socialize, anyway?
Greater than a decade after changing into mates of their native Kentwood, Louisiana, Britney invited Jason to hitch her in Las Vegas to ring within the new yr (2004). On the night of Jan. 3, the childhood buddies returned to Spears’s suite on the Palms (which she checked into below the identify Alotta Warmheart, FYI), watched romantic flick The Texas Chainsaw Bloodbath, rented a lime inexperienced stretch limo, and made their option to one of many metropolis’s many drop-of-the-hat wedding ceremony venues: A Little White Wedding ceremony Chapel. After a number of hiccups, Britney and Jason wed round 5 a.m. The bride wore a crop prime and trucker hat.
Why We Beloved Them: Did we? Britney and Jason is the knock-off model of an already ultra-low-grade mannequin: Britney and Kevin.
When They Peaked: Jan. 3, 2004 — their wedding ceremony night time. Their downfall got here 55-hours later, when the wedding was annulled.
The Breakup: Years post-Britney, Jason did what all nice movie star exes do, and shared his aspect of the story with a serious broadcast community.
First, he created some further harm by implying that he and Britney had been mates with advantages whereas she was relationship Justin Timberlake (is Jason Alexander the explanation J.T. desires Britney to cry him a river??). “There was an occasion when [Britney and I] had been hanging out,” Alexander instructed ABC Information. “He had known as, and I used to be … kicking it together with her, form of just like the man ‘behind the scenes’ nobody knew about.”
Alexander additionally revealed that he and Spears “had social gathering favors” forward of their spur of the second nuptials, although he performed coy in regards to the nature of mentioned “favors.” “Alcohol is a drug. Espresso is a drug. Cigarette is a drug. Yeah, we had been doing medicine,” he teased.
Regardless of the, uh, influences concerned, Jason says he was “in love with [Britney]” on the time and thought she “felt the identical approach.”
As soon as Brit’s staff caught wind of the wedding, they paid a go to to Sin Metropolis and labored to rapidly annul the union.
The papers pin the choice on Spears, explaining that she “lacked understanding of her actions to the extent that she was incapable of agreeing to the wedding.”