In 2004, Britney Spears married childhood friend Jason Alexander: the marriage ceremony took place at four in the morning in Las Vegas. The marriage didn’t last long – only 55 hours. On the podcast Toxic: The Britney Spears Story, the pop star’s ex-spouse revealed that her managers tricked him into a divorce.
“They said that if I signed the papers, they would let me and Britney continue our relationship, and if our feelings were the same in six months, we could get married normally. I had no reason not to believe that. They let Britney and I talk on the phone. We called every day,” Jason shared.
Lawyers advised Alexander to contest the annulment within 30 days or he wouldn’t be able to change anything. Jason decided to trust Britney’s managers – as time revealed, in vain.
“Literally the next day after the 30-day period was up, I tried to call Britney, but all I heard was beeps… I thought, ‘Oh shit, they fooled me! The bastards!” And that was the end of it,” Alexander added. Whether Spears knew what had happened, he did not specify.