“I’d started World War III”: Britney Spears Reveals Real Reason Behind Her Explosive 55-Hour Marriage To Childhood Friend Was Because She Was “Bored”

Britney Spears' memoir, The Woman in Me, provides readers with a first-hand, intimate look into her life, as told in her own words

“I’d started World War III”: Britney Spears Reveals Real Reason Behind Her Explosive 55-Hour Marriage To Childhood Friend Was Because She Was “Bored”


  • Britney Spears revealed she had a brief 55-hour marriage with childhood friend Jason Alexander in 2004, which was annulled due to boredom.
  • Spears emphasizes that love was not the driving force behind their union, but rather the influence of alcohol and a sense of boredom.
  • The surprise wedding was a bit of "innocent fun" before Spears went on to wed Kevin Federline and have two sons before parting ways in 2007.
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In the world of pop music, Britney Spears, a renowned princess with a trail of chart-topping hits and public fascination, has once again emerged in the limelight. Her recent revelation pertains to the well-documented 55-hour matrimony with her childhood companion, Jason Alexander.

Britney Spears
Britney Spears

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The world watched breathlessly as the young singer came in and immediately called off the wedding. Yet, the 41-year-old’s disclosure yields a new perspective on her mindset during that brief marital interlude. Her explanation? Boredom.


Britney Spears Exposed True Motive For Brief 55-Hour Matrimonial Union

Britney Spears wearing her iconic wedding dress
Britney Spears wearing her iconic wedding dress

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Britney Spears, a global sensation, has once again captured the world’s attention by sharing a revelation that brings a fresh perspective to a brief yet unforgettable chapter in her life.

Now available on bookstore shelves, is her eagerly awaited memoir, The Woman in Me. It provides readers with a first-hand, incredibly intimate look, into her life as told in her own words.


In January 2004, Spears made headlines when she entered into a shotgun Las Vegas wedding with Jason Alexander, an event annulled just 55 hours later. In her book, the singer delves into the backstory of this short-lived marriage to a childhood friend, explaining that a night of revelry and a few drinks led to a spontaneous decision.

Spears emphasizes that love wasn’t the driving force behind their union rather, it was the influence of alcohol and a sense of boredom that prevailed in her life at the time. She revealed in her memoir, The Woman in Me,

“People have asked me if I loved him. To be clear: he and I were not in love. I was just honestly very drunk — and probably in a more general sense at the time in my life, very bored.”

For Spears, the surprise wedding was just a bit of “innocent fun,” even though it shocked her family and felt like “I’d started World War III.”


Following her marriage to Alexander, Spears went on to wed Kevin Federline in October of that year. The couple then welcomed sons Sean and Jayden, before parting ways in 2007.

In a twist that unfolded in 2022, Spears married Sam Asghari, but to her surprise, Alexander made an unexpected appearance at her wedding, adding an unexpected element to her life’s ongoing narrative.

Britney Spears’ Former Spouse Found Guilty Of Disrupting Her Wedding Ceremony

Britney Spears
Britney Spears and her former husband, Jason Alexander

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In an unexpected twist of events, Spears’ former husband found himself convicted of disrupting her wedding ceremony in 2022.

Jason Allen Alexander is known for his fleeting 55-hour marriage to the pop icon back in 2004. He faced charges of aggravated trespassing after he attempted to crash her wedding with Sam Asghari last year.

Alexander, who had already served time in jail, was sentenced to 64 days after entering a plea of not guilty to these misdemeanor charges, as reported by the Associated Press. 


Notably, the prosecution dropped a felony stalking charge and a misdemeanor vandalism charge. The disruption occurred as Alexander tried to access Spears’ locked bedroom in Thousand Oaks, California, while the wedding was in progress.

The incident was live-streamed on Instagram, with Alexander persistently insisting on speaking to Spears. TMZ revealed that speaking on the video, Alexander said,

“She’s my first wife, my only wife. I’m her first husband. I’m here to crash the wedding.”

The wedding of Spears and Asghari, which was attended by a star-studded audience, went ahead as scheduled despite this unanticipated interruption.


It was another fascinating chapter in the complex story of her life, which has been marked by highs and lows, legal disputes, and a victorious return to personal and professional freedom.


Written by Muskan Chaudhary

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