In January of 2004, Britney Spears married childhood friend Jason Alexander in a Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas. However, as fans may remember, the marriage lasted just 55 hours before it was annulled. Now, Alexander’s former divorce attorney Mark Goldberg has brought to light new information about the split.
Goldberg now says it was Spears’ mother who was behind the decision to annul the marriage. In a statement to the Daily Mail, “It was the mother interfering in and inserting herself into her daughter’s life. She came to Las Vegas, threw Jason out, and got him a plane ticket home.
Goldberg also says that when Spears and Alexander called Lynne, Britney’s mother, the morning after their wedding, “all hell broke loose.”
Goldberg says that following the annulment, which was made by petition after Lynne claimed Britney “lacked understanding of her actions,” Alexander came to him “looking for advice.” He continued to say that “[Jason] was very emotional and upset. Britney had called him to come to Las Vegas. She was there with friends, as I recall, and she paid for his airfare to come.”
Goldberg went on.
“As I remember it, it was Britney’s idea to get married. He said they hadn’t been drinking or doing drugs—or at least they weren’t drunk.”
“Jason was confused because he loved Britney and he didn’t want to hurt her, but he was very afraid of her mother and management,” Goldberg added. “This wasn’t a stranger she’d just picked up. They had known each other for years. He thought if he played the game and did what they asked, she’d come around, and he and Britney would be together.”
Alexander has shared a similar version of events, sharing in Toxic: The Britney Spears Story that he was deceived into signing the annulment.
“They told me if I would sign the contracts — the annulment — they would let me and Britney continue our relationship, and if we felt the same way in six months, they would give us a proper marriage,” Alexander said “So I had no reason to believe otherwise. I thought that’s what the truth was. They were allowing Britney and I to still have phone communication.”
“So we were talking every day and I still believed the story I was told. That they were going to let us continue to talk and then we would have this marriage, right, in the future if we felt the same way.”
Britney, thus far, has yet to weigh in on these new claims.
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