Here comes the (runaway) bride! Britney Spears and Sam Asghari return to her LA mansion to tie the knot after FLEEING the venue when her first husband Jason Alexander crashed the wedding
Britney Spears and Sam Asghari were pictured driving back to her Los Angeles mansion on Thursday afternoon after being forced to flee earlier in the day when her first husband Jason Alexander was caught trespassing.
Spears, 40, and Asghari, 28, had been gearing up to tie the knot in a lavish ceremony at the singer’s Thousand Oaks home but just hours before the ceremony was due to start, Alexander broke onto the premises to crash the wedding.
After her ex was detained by the Ventura Sheriff’s Department, Spears was seen returning to her home alongside Asghari in her white Mercedes Benz and the couple later tied the knot in front of a star-studded crowd that included the likes of Paris Hilton and Drew Barrymore – yet not her estranged family or her two sons.
The Toxic hitmaker could be seen in her luxury car wearing white – although it did not appear to be her bridal gown. Her hair had yet to be styled and was piled on her head in a messy bun.
The mother-of-two was feeling camera-shy ahead of tying the knot and used a large taupe Prada handbag to conceal herself as she drove back into her compound.
On the move: Britney Spears and Sam Asghari were pictured driving back to her Los Angeles mansion on Thursday afternoon after being forced to flee earlier in the day when her first husband Jason Alexander was caught trespassing
Just hours earlier, Spears’ first husband livestreamed himself crashing her wedding at her California mansion, an is now in the custody of the Ventura Sheriff’s Department having been charged with trespassing, vandalism and two batteries after a couple of altercations with the singer’s security guards.
Minutes before he was apprehended, Alexander managed to broadcast himself on Instagram as he ran through hillside trails, as he approached the rear of Spears’ home.
The 40-year-old was easily able to scale a fence, descend a rocky hillside and slip inside the wedding venue, all-the-while telling security exactly who he was, and why he was there – just hours before the fairytale ceremony got underway.
Shocking: Spears and her husband-to-be had to flee before the wedding as her first husband, Jason Alexander, showed up trying to crash the event… resulting in a police response
Alexander’s arrest is the third arrest in 13 months. Police sources revealed he also has a felony warrant for larceny in another county.
He was last in police custody for driving under the influence in January 2021 and breaking security protocols at an airport in August. Alexander was also arrested previously for violating an order of protection and stalking an unidentified woman in December 2021.
On Thursday night, Spears’ attorney revealed he was ‘absolutely livid’ after Alexander crashed the pop star’s wedding venue and demanded he be locked up.
Mathew Rosengart, a former federal prosecutor with a reputation that has seen him represent a host of high-profile clients since he went into private practice in 2001, said he is ‘personally working with the sheriff’s department to ensure Mr. Alexander is aggressively prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.’
‘Jason Alexander has been handcuffed, taken into custody and arrested. I express my thanks to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department for their prompt response and good work,’ Rosengart, told TMZ in a statement.
Rosengart’s vow to see Alexander prosecuted capped off an afternoon of drama within the grounds of Spears’ Thousand Oaks, California mansion hours before she was due to marry.
A photographer captured the moment Alexander was apprehended by security and pinned to the ground.
Alexander claimed that Spears had ‘invited him’ to the event and that she was his ‘first and only wife’ before he proudly stated he was there to ‘crash the wedding’.
At one point, he managed to make it inside the wedding tent which was decorated in pink roses, before he was once again confronted by armed security.
He was swiftly tackled to the ground and escorted off the premises with the Ventura County Sheriff having been summoned. Overhead photos show at least six patrol cars in attendance as Alexander’s antics demonstrated a stunning breach in security surrounding the star.
Rosengart told TMZ he’s ‘absolutely livid’ Alexander tried to crash and wants Alexander locked up.
Alexander and Spears tied the knot in Las Vegas in 2004 and were married for just 55 hours before they had their union annulled.
In a 10 minute long Instagram live video, Alexander could be seen scaling a fence on the perimeter of Spears’ property as he documented exactly what he was about to do.
He encountered a number of security personnel and openly stated his name and intention: ‘I’m Jason Alexander. The first husband. I’m here to crash the wedding!’
Prosecution: Britney’s lawyer, Mathew Rosengart (pictured) said he is ‘personally working with the sheriff’s department to ensure Mr. Alexander is aggressively prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law’
As Alexander descended a hillside, he entered the wedding tent where planners were still busy putting the finishing touches, even shaking hands with some of the workers.
Several rows of wooden benches could be seen lined up, together with an alter covered in pink roses under which the couple would later say their vows.
Alexander introduced himself to several of the workers present who are helping to put everything into place.
He then marched inside the house demanding to know: ‘Where’s Britney?’
The video occasionally cut out completely but Alexander could be seen bounding up a fight of stairs to the second story before entering what appears to be a bedroom while still calling out Britney’s name.
Eventually, Alexander was apprehended by a member of the security team who could be see holding a gun in his hand, which he kept pointed towards the floor.
The Ventura County Sheriff’s Department raced to the scene to respond to a trespassing call. Three police cars arrived at the singer’s Thousand Oaks home just after 2.30pm, along with a fire truck.
An onlooker told DailyMail.com: ‘It all happened very fast. Three cop cars just showed up and went screeching up her drive. We were all trying to figure out what’s going on, especially after the fire truck left.’
When reached by phone, Alexander’s father, Dennis, told DailyMail.com, ‘No comment,’ on his son’s antics.
Alexander was arrested on an outstanding warrant not for criminal trespass – although those charges may be added, police sources have told DailyMail.com,
The reason for the ‘out county warrant’ has yet to be determined.
Before the ruckus, party planning staff were captured unloading a Cinderella-style carriage onto the property, along with a gorgeous Camarillo White Horse, and hoards of other wedding decor.
The horse and carriage arrived shortly after 4pm and were the latest in a long line of arrivals, following minivans carrying workers and caterers.
Spears hired luxe catering firm Contemporary Catering to provide food for the 80 guests expected at the wedding. On its website, the company says ‘something sacred is at stake at every event’ and boasts of using the best local ingredients, adding: ‘Our commitment to quality ingredients goes uncompromised.
‘We utilize local organic produce whenever possible and source sustainable poultry and meat from local ranches.’
A sample wedding menu includes appetizers of Kobe beef sliders and Ahi tuna tartare, followed by entrees such as ‘a duet of spice rubbed, grilled and sliced flank steak’ or Santa Barbara sea bass served with charred fennel, saffron and a tomato herb cream sauce.Puddings include panna cotta with berry compote and a molten chocolate cake.
Celebrities were then seen descending upon Britney’s home to attend the ceremony.
Missing from the action was the Toxic singer’s estranged family, including her ex-conservator father Jamie Spears, 69, and her younger sister Jamie Lynn Spears, 31.
Spears’ ex-husband Kevin Federline confirmed to TMZ earlier in the day that their sons Sean Preston, 16, and Jayden James, 15, would also but absent from the ceremony, but that they’re ‘happy for Britney and wish her and Sam all the best going forward.’
Spears and Asghari engaged back in September 2021 after five years of dating. At the time the pop star revealed the happy news via Instagram, sharing a smiling video of her flashing her custom four-carat Forever Diamonds NY engagement ring while her husband-to-be peeked in from the side.
Overwhelmed with excitement, Spears wrote: ‘I can’t f**king believe it!!!’
It came not long after news that her father, Jamie, was moving to end her financial conservatorship – a ruling which Britney previously revealed stopped her from getting married or having children with Asghari.
Asghari’s manager, Brandon Cohen, confirmed the news via a statement shortly after the lovebirds both posted on their Instagram accounts.
‘The couple made their long-standing relationship official today and are deeply touched by the support, dedication, and love expressed to them,’ he said, adding that Britney’s new ring was designed by New York City-based jeweler Roman Malayev.
Absent: Britney’s ex-husband Kevin Federline confirmed to TMZ earlier in the day that their sons Sean Preston, 16, and Jayden James, 15, would also but absent from the ceremony, but that they’re ‘happy for Britney and wish her and Sam all the best going forward’
The bespoke design features a brilliant stone in a platinum cathedral setting, and is enhanced with a floating solitaire design and has pavé detailing on the bridge.
The celebrity couple has also enjoyed a series of luxury getaways in the months since the engagement, as they have been seen in Hawaii, Las Vegas, and opulent Mexican resorts in Cabo San Lucas and Cancun.
The Baby One More Time songstress has stated that she had a number of plans following the end of her 13-year conservatorship last November, among them was getting married, purchasing a new home, and having more children.
She and Asghari revealed that they were expecting their first child together in April, but tragically suffered a pregnancy loss in May. Both have expressed hopes of having a child in the future.
Iran-born Asghari initially met Spears in October of 2016 when they worked together on her video Slumber Party, and they began dating soon thereafter.
Britney Spears’ love history: Justin Timberlake heartbreak, 55-hour Vegas marriage and toxic divorce and custody battle with K-Fed that ended in a 5150 psychiatric hold
Britney Spears finally tied the knot with her longtime partner Sam Asghari, 28, on the evening of June 9, 2022.
The 40-year-old songstress and her boyfriend have been going strong since linking up in 2016, but their love follows of string of short-lived romances for the pop superstar.
Below is a history of Britney’s relationships going back to her earliest days as a rising performer.
Wedding bells: Britney Spears, 40, is set to tie the knot with her longtime partner Sam Asghari, 28, on June 9, 2022. Below is a history of Britney’s relationships going back to her earliest days as a rising performer; seen in 2019 in Hollywood
Donald ‘Reg’ Jones (1995–1997)
Britney got her first official boyfriend, Reg Jones, when she was only 14 and he was 17.
In Lynne Spears’ 2008 memoir Through The Storm, Britney’s mother claimed that it was actually Jones whom her daughter lost her virginity to, not her future boyfriend Justin Timberlake.
In 2001, Jones put up two letter than the singer had written him while she was a teen, include one in which she broke up with him.
Justin Timberlake (1998–2002)
Britney’s first serious relationship was with her former Mickey Mouse Club costar Justin Timberlake, who was then part of NSYNC.
Justin’s relationship with Britney was covered in a negative light in a series of documentaries release in the final days of her conservatorship, and he later wrote in an open apology that he was ‘deeply sorry’ and would ‘take accountability.’
Following their 2002 split, the singer used a lookalike actress to apparently stand in for Britney in his video for Cry Me A River, which fans took to be a breakup song about their relationship.
Big love: Britney’s first serious relationship was with her former Mickey Mouse Club costar Justin Timberlake. Last year, he wrote a public apology after fans were outraged at how the breakup was portrayed in multiple documentaries; seen in 2001
Wade Robson (2002)
The Toxic singer reportedly moved on in the wake of her split from Timberlake with choreographer Wade Robson, who worked for both her and Justin’s group NSYNC. Their relationship ended within the year.
Fred Durst (2003)
After the breakup with Robson, Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst claimed that he dated Britney, though she denied that they ever had a relationship.
‘It just became a fiasco of madness,’ he told MTV of the alleged breakup. ‘[But] I always stay true to my heart and true to everything I did and my intentions, and I am in no way a liar.’
Jared Leto (2003)
Britney was also rumored around this time to have dated Jared Leto following his split from Cameron Diaz, but he never confirmed the alleged romance and she denied that they were eve ran item.
After they were seen together, she said they were just ‘really good friends.’
Dancer: The Toxic singer reportedly moved on in the wake of her split from Timberlake with choreographer Wade Robson, who worked for both her and Justin’s group NSYNC. Their relationship ended within the year; seen in 2001
Conflicting statements: After the breakup with Robson, Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst claimed that he dated Britney, though she denied that they ever had a relationship; seen in 2019
Rumors: Around 2003, Britney was rumored to be dating Jared Leto after they were seen together, but he never confirmed it and she denied it; seen in March in Austin, TX
Colin Farrell (2003)
There was clearly something going on between Britney and actor Colin Farrell in 2003, when they were seen kissing at the premiere of his film The Recruit, where they also walked the red carpet.
However, he shrugged the affectionate display off and said he was ‘just a 26-year-old guy who’s single and having a good time.’
Columbus Short (2003)
Britney dated within her own organization when she hooked up with her backup dance Columbus Short in 2003.
Short, who subsequently starred on Scandal, later claimed that he overheard Britney’s parents Lynne and Jamie Spears refer to him by the N-word when she was on speaker phone with them, though he didn’t specify who said it and they both denied using the word.
Columbus claimed to have only had sex with her once, and he claimed he was fired after he failed to reciprocate her affections.
Nothing to see here: Colin Farrell and Britney were seen kissing in 2003 at the premiere of his film The Recruit, but he denied there was anything serious going on between them; seen in 2003
Offensive language: Britney began dating her backup dance Columbus Short in 2003. He claimed he overheard one of her parents refer to him by the N-word, though both denied the incident; seen in 2003 in NYC
Jason Alexander (2004)
Britney’s first (brief) marriage was to Jason Alexander, who had been her friend since childhood.
They eloped in Las Vegas at the Little White Wedding Chapel, but they famously got the union annulled after just 55 hours of married life.
Quick turnaround: Britney’s first (brief) marriage was to Jason Alexander, who had been her friend since childhood. They eloped in Las Vegas at the Little White Wedding Chapel, but they famously got the union annulled after just 55 hours of married life
Kevin Federline (2004–2007)
The songstress’ next relationship also resulted in a marriage.
Britney and Kevin, a backup dancer, would go on to share her two sons: Sean, 16, and Jayden, 15.
The couple divorced in 2007, and it was her struggles with custody that factored into the creation of her conservatorship.
In January 2008, she locked herself in a bathroom with the children when it was time to return them to their father. The police were subsequently called, and Spears was put on a 5150 psychiatric hold.
Marriage no. 2: Spears was married to her second husband Kevin Federline from 2004–2007. In January 2008, she was put on a psychiatric hold after refusing to return their sons Sean and Jayden to him; seen in 2005 in Hollywood
J. R. Rotem (2007)
Britney hit the dating scene quickly following her divorce when she got together with the music producer J. R. Rotem, though the relationship appears to have been short-lived.
Isaac Cohen (2007)
In the same year, she began dating the male model Isaac Cohen.
At the time, her fans noted that Cohen noted only looked like her ex-husband Kevin, but he even favored similar clothing to the dancer.
Though their breakup was described as ‘amicable,’ Cohen later made unflattering statements about his ex.
Passing through: Britney hit the dating scene quickly following her divorce when she got together with the music producer J. R. Rotem, though the relationship appears to have been short-lived; seen in 2007
Lookalike: In the same year, Britney dated the model Isaac Cohen. Her fans noted his similar appearance and style to Kevin; seen in 2007
Howie Day (2007)
Britney reportedly met the singer–songwriter Howie Day while both were at the Promises rehab center in Malibu.
Life & Style reported at the time that Britney’s mother Lynne was concerned about the relationship, which didn’t last long.
Adnan Ghalib (2007–2008)
The pop star shocked her fans and family when she began dating the paparazzo Adnan Ghalib in 2007, despite the fact that he had long been on her tail hunting for the perfect photo.
Ghalib claimed in 2008 that he had a sex tape featuring Britney in an apparent bid to shop it around, though he later claimed his statements were fabricated, according to The Daily Beast.
Britney’s father Jamie successful won a restraining order to keep Ghalib away from his daughter by claiming that the photographer alerted paparazzi to Britney’s whereabouts and then got a fee from them.
Rehab relationship: Britney reportedly met the singer–songwriter Howie Day while both were at the Promises rehab center in Malibu; seen in 2016 in LA
Shocker: The pop star surprised fans and family when she began dating the paparazzo Adnan Ghalib in 2007, despite the fact that he had long been on her tail hunting for the perfect photo; seen in 2008 in LA
Jason Trawick (2009–2013)
One of Spears’ longest relationship was with her former agent, Jason Trawick.
In 2021, rumors spread claiming the two had secretly married and then divorce in 2012 after records showing her conservatorship put a lawyer on retainer shortly before their 2013 breakup.
However, Trawick denied that they were ever married, and no marriage license — or divorce — was ever filed.
David Lucado (2013–2014)
Britney and David Lucado began dating shortly after her split from Trawick, though the relationship only lasted about a year.
Steady: One of Spears’ longest relationship was with her former agent, Jason Trawick. Last year, rumors emerged that they had gotten married and divorce in 2012, but a marriage license was never filed; seen in 2012 in LA
That was fast: Britney and David Lucado began dating shortly after her split from Trawick, though the relationship only lasted about a year; seen in 2014
Charlie Ebsersol (2014–2015)
Britney continued to date within the entertainment industry, though her new boyfriend Charlie Ebersol was a film and television producer.
Sources claimed to Hollywood Life after their breakup that the two separated after Britney’s father Jamie suggested he wasn’t a good match for her.
Sam Asghari (2016–)
Sam Asghari, an aspiring actor, has been by the pop star’s side since 2016, making their relationship her longest to date.
She met Sam in 2016 when he appeared in her Slumber Party music video, and the two quickly hit it off after that.
They went Instagram official in January 2017, and Sam was by her side amid the battle to end her long-running conservatorship.
Britney announced their engagement on September 12, 2021, and she followed the good news up by having her conservatorship terminated in November of that year.
In April 2022, the couple announced they were expecting their first child together, but Britney revealed just a month later that she had suffered a miscarriage.
‘Perhaps we should have waited to announce until we were further along however we were overly excited to share the good news,’ she wrote on Instagram.
Love of her life: Britney has been with her love Sam Asghari since 2016, when he appeared in her Slumber Party video. They got engaged in September 2021 and announced her pregnancy in April 2022, before she suffered a miscarriage in May