Britney Spears' Quickie Marriage Annulled

By | January 5, 2004 at 12:00 AM

Britney Spears’ two-day-old marriage to a childhood friend was dissolved Monday shortly after the pop superstar filed for an annulment, claiming she didn’t fully understand what she was doing when she got hitched on the spur of the moment.

Clark County Family Court Judge Lisa M. Brown signed the order at 12:24 p.m., said Las Vegas attorney David Chesnoff, who was cleaning up after a weekend frolic between Spears and Jason Allen Alexander.

“There is no marriage now,” Chesnoff told The Associated Press. “Jason agreed to this completely. They’ve made a wise decision. I know they care about each other. They are friends.”

It took the judge about two hours to act on the “complaint for annulment” filed in Family Court shortly after 10 a.m.

“Plaintiff Spears lacked understanding of her actions to the extent that she was incapable of agreeing to the marriage,” the annulment petition said.

The 22-year-old pop star married Alexander – who hails from Spears’ hometown of Kentwood, La. – about 5:30 a.m. Saturday at a Las Vegas wedding chapel. Alexander said he and Spears hatched the idea to get hitched early Saturday morning.

“It was just crazy, man,” the 22-year-old told “Access Hollywood” in an interview at his home Monday morning. “And 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.'”

According to the petition, “Before entering into the marriage the plaintiff and defendant did not know each other’s likes and dislikes, each other’s desires to have or not have children, and each other’s desires as to state of residency. Upon learning of each other’s desires, they are so incompatible that there was a want of understanding of each other’s actions in entering into this marriage.”

Spears’ record label, Jive Records, released a statement to “Entertainment Tonight” saying that Spears and Alexander “took a joke too far.”

Calls to Spears’ representatives were not returned.

Spears and Alexander, a junior at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, La., traveled by limousine to the Little White Wedding Chapel on the Strip after a stop at the Ghostbar, a club in the Palms Casino Hotel. The chapel staff told the couple they couldn’t get married without a license, so they were taken to get a license and driven back to the chapel, where they were married.

The bride wore a baseball cap and torn jeans down the aisle and was escorted by a Palms limousine driver, the source told the AP.

Employees at the chapel declined comment.

The singer released her fourth album, “In the Zone,” in November. It debuted at the top of the album charts. She begins a concert tour March 2 in San Diego.

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