They have known each other since childhood, they were friends for years, and in 2004 they entered into a Las Vegas marriage, which was canceled two days later. Jason Alexander was married to Britney Spears for less than 55 hours, but years later he does not let himself be forgotten. Who is the man who disrupted the singer’s wedding with Sam Asghari on Thursday?
In early January 2004, Jason Alexander received a call from his childhood friend, who had been making a staggering career in show business for several years, Britney Spears. The singer invited him to Las Vegas and sent him a plane. When Alexander arrived at the scene, he received an unexpected offer.
– She met me and said, “Let’s do something crazy, let’s get married.” To which I replied: “Sure, let’s do it” – said the man in an interview for ABC News.
On January 3, 2004, the couple got married. As soon as Britney announced the news of her unexpected marriage, her manager and family went berserk. They immediately put pressure on the annulment of the oath. They achieved their goal without difficulty, arguing to officials that at the time of getting married, the singer was unable to control her actions. As Alexander admitted years later, both of them were actually under the influence of alcohol and “other aids”.
On January 5, the wedding was annulled. Spears and Alexander were married for less than 55 hours.
Britney Spears and Jason Alexander – childhood friends
Where did the now 40-year-old man come from in the life of an American pop princess? You could say that he was there from the very beginning. They were both born and raised in Kentwood, Louisiana, with a population of 3,000. They were friends from childhood, and with time their relationship began to turn into “something more”. Alexander was not thrilled to learn that his Las Vegas marriage was to be immediately annulled.
Years later, in the Toxic: The Britney Spears Story podcast, he confessed that he had heard from Britney’s entourage that if he agreed to annul the wedding, they could get married again in six months, this time for real. Initially, he was in constant contact with his childhood friend by phone, but exactly a month after the marriage was annulled, Spears stopped answering. “I understood that they lied to me,” Alexander said.
A few months later, Spears was back on the wedding carpet. Her husband is rapper Kevin Federline. Their marriage lasted until 2007, and the fruit of the union was two children – born in 2005 and 2006. The divorce plunged the singer into serious mental problems, the result of which was guardianship of her. According to the court’s decision, Britney was to be cared for by her father. In a state of incapacitation the star lived until last year.
Meanwhile, on the set of one of her music videos, she met Iranian actor and model Sam Asghari. For several years, Spears formed an informal relationship with the man 12 years her junior, and in September 2021 she accepted his marriage proposal.
Meanwhile, Alexander reappeared in her life, or at least on its outskirts. In August 2020, the media caught him wearing the #FreeBritney banner during one of the protests against the guardianship that was still in force at that time. In January this year, the 40-year-old appeared at the house of Britney Spears’ mother, Lynne, and posted photos and videos of her property on Instagram. The Six Pages portal wrote about the case. After publication, Alexander deleted all posts.
On Thursday, however, he went a few steps further and broke into the grounds of Britney’s Los Angeles mansion a few hours before the wedding ceremony with Sam Asghari begins. He wandered around the property in search of a young couple and told the security guards that he was the singer’s “first and only husband”. He was stopped by the police, he had already heard the charges of intrusion and vandalism.
Little is known about Jason Alexander’s private life since his relationship with Spears ended. There is no information about him having a wife or children. His Instagram profile, where the man is very active, does not indicate it either. It is known that he was arrested last year for driving under the influence of drugs.
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