The divorce lawyer who called off Britney Spears’ marriage to her childhood sweetheart Jason Alexander said neither wanted a divorce – it was Britney’s mother Lynne Spears and her management who forced separation.
In January 2004, the couple infamously married at A Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas for just 55 hours before being slapped with a petition claiming the artist “lacked understanding of his actions.”
The couple were very close and grew up together in Kentwood, Louisiana.
Divorce lawyer Mark Goldberg, now retired, advised Alexander following the event. It all started when Britney called Alexander to be with her in Vegas, even paying for her plane ticket.
âIf I remember correctly, it was Britney’s idea to get married. He said they hadn’t been drinking or using drugs – or at least they weren’t drunk, âGoldberg said.
Skeptical, Goldberg asked Alexander if drink or drugs were in the equation, but “it was clear they weren’t … they really really loved each other.”
Britney pictured with Jason (far right) after their nuptials. Source: Facebook, Mario Andres Lastra Oviedo
After the nuptials, Britney’s mother Lynne Spears cracked the whip, coming to Vegas and throwing Alexander on a plane home. Shaken and upset, Alexander contacted Goldberg for legal help.
Speak on the podcast Toxic: the story of Britney Spears, Alexander revealed that he was tricked into signing the annulment.
âThey told me that if I signed the contracts – the cancellation – they would let me and Britney continue our relationship, and if we felt the same in six months, they would give us a real marriage,â Alexander said.
âSo I had no reason to believe otherwise. I thought it was the truth. They allowed Britney and I to still have phone calls, âhe continued.
Surprisingly, exactly 30 days after the cancellation, Alexander says Britney’s phone has stopped working.
“Literally the next day, like, the 30 days were up, I remember trying to call the number I had for Britney and it was like ‘beep, beep, beep’,” he said. he declares. âI’m like ‘F ** k, they got me! Motherfuckers!â So ââthat was it.
And with that, their relationship was burnt out. Britney married Kevin Federline seven months later, sharing two sons, Sean, 15, and Jayden, 14, before divorcing in 2006.
Britney is currently embroiled in a messy court battle in the United States to have her guardianship crushed amid allegations her Conservative Father Jamie Spears is abusive. Shocking claims about Britney’s life continue to emerge, detailing the relentless restrictions the singer has been subjected to from the guardianship and her family.
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