Oops, she did it again: Britney Spears’ unique two weddings

Oops, she did it again: Britney Spears’ unique two weddings

One of the most famous pop stars in the world, Britney Spears, has been entertaining us for decades. From her catchy tunes to her interesting personal life and unique Instagram posts, Britney spears will go down in history as one the most iconic pop stars to ever exist.

Spears has been married twice in her life, both of which happened in one year. Her weddings were very different, and has changed her outlook on marriage. Here are the two men who drove her crazy, she just couldn’t sleep.

Husband 1: Jason Alexander

The iconic star’s first marriage might also be the shortest celebrity marriage to exist. On 3 January 2004, she married childhood best friend Jason Alexander on a whim while in Las Vegas.

Their wedding seemingly came out of nowhere. They had been in Vegas for a few days to party over New Years and randomly decided to tie the knot.

“It was just so crazy, man,” Alexander later told Access Hollywood. “We were just looking at each other and said, ‘Let’s do something wild, crazy. Let’s go get married, just for the hell of it.’”

Spears wore a baseball cap and torn jeans to say ‘I do’. The pair tied the knot at the Little White Chapel in Las Vegas, a venue quite popular among celebs. Judy Garland married her fourth husband Mark Herron at this famous chapel in 1965. Bruce Willis and Demi Moore tied the knot here in 1987, as well as Frank Sinatra and Mia Farrow in 1966.

Like many other things in Vegas, Spears and Alexander’s inebriated decision was a mistake. The pair quickly had their marriage annulled a mere 55 hours later. The reason for the annulment cited in the papers read that Spears “lacked understanding of her actions to the extent that she was incapable of agreeing to the marriage.”

What happens in Vegas…

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Husband 2: Kevin Federline

Hot on the heels of her first wedding, Spears married back-up dancer Kevin Federline in July 2004. The pair had met at a Hollywood club, and their romance quickly became serious. So much so that Spears popped the question while on a private plane from Ireland to New York after a few months of dating.

“I’d finished the European part of my tour and I was going home. I was ready to get back to the States. I was really happy. Kevin was with me, so I’d had a lot of fun on the tour,” she told People back in 2004.

“We were a couple hours into the flight, and we’d been talking the whole time, stuff about life, wanting to have kids, the future and everything like that. It was an intimate conversation. And we’d always talked about how some people don’t have to get married when they’re in love. Then all of a sudden I said, ‘What if you want to get married?’ And I kind of went from there to asking him if he would marry me. I asked him… He said no because he thought it wasn’t the right way to do it,” she said.

Federline initially turned the proposal down, then asked Spears to marry him a few minutes later.

After their initial planning was highly publicized, the pair instead decided to secretly tie the knot on October 18 at their home.

“I just thought it would be too much if we had done it when we were supposed to,” Britney told People.

“It became this huge thing and I was like, ‘What are we waiting for? We know this is the real thing, why not just do it now?’ That’s why I wanted to sneak and do it our little way.”

They surprised 30 of their closest friends and family with a wedding at their Studio City home. Spears wore a strapless Monique Lhullier gown and accessorized with lace half-gloves and a lengthy tulle veil.

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It was an emotional event. “As she was standing there, tears were falling. When her daddy lifted up her veil and kissed her on the cheek and shook hands with Kevin, it was so sweet. That started all the tears,” longtime assistant and bridesmaid, Felicia Culotta, told People.

For their backyard reception, she changed into a mini lace dress also by Monique Lhullier. Federline removed Spears’ garter with his teeth, to the entertainment of the crowd.

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Guests feasted on fried chicken fingers, crab cakes, ribs and mashed potatoes.

The newlyweds and their guests, wearing matching sweatsuits with ‘Pimps’ and ‘Maids’ emblazoned on the back in diamantés, ended the evening at Los Angeles hotspot XES.

The couple went on to have two children and a reality show before calling it quits in 2007. In an interview, Spears said she doesn’t see herself walking down the aisle again.

“I think [I won’t] ever do the whole men thing anymore, or get married. I’m just done with men — I may French kiss someone, but I won’t ever get married.”

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