Did Britney Spears commit her biggest oops yet?
After a solid year of image-making-over, from wanton carousing to topless posing to Madonna macking, the pop tart just may have pulled her most un-Mouseketeer stunt to date--she reportedly got married in a quickie Vegas ceremony.
According to various news outlets, Spears tied the knot with a childhood pal from her hometown of Kentwood, Louisiana, Jason Allen Alexander. The Las Vegas Review-Journal says the two 22-year-olds were granted a marriage license from the city early Saturday morning.
Spears' no-frills nuptials went down shortly afterward at the Little White Wedding Chapel on the Las Vegas Strip, with the Britster eschewing the designer-gown route for a baseball hat and jeans, according to People.com. She was escorted down the aisle by a hotel bellman and none of her family or friends was in attendance.
Representatives for Spears were not immediately available Saturday night.
People.com, citing unnamed sources "close to the singer," reports that Spears' vow-swapping foray was a joke "that went to far." In a move that would put Shannen Doherty to shame, the Website says Spears plans to annul the union ASAP.
According to the site, Spears and Alexander got matrimonial-minded Friday, after (surprise!) a night of heavy-duty partying at the hipster Ghostbar in the Palms Casino Hotel. Spears had the resort shuttle her and her newly betrothed via limo to the chapel, a Sin City destination of choice for celeb I-do's that has played host to Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, Natalie Maines, Michael Jordan and even Frank Sinatra.
It was the Palms bellman who reportedly chauffeured the couple to the county courthouse sometime after 12:30 a.m. to obtain their wedding license; he then doubled as the giver-away of the bride back at the chapel. The ceremony was apparently recorded by the officiants and a copy was given to Spears and her hubby.
People.com says the newlyweds retired back to the Palms for a honeymoon in one of the casino's swankiest suites. The missus reportedly spent Saturday night at a hotel restaurant with her manager, her brother, some friends and the owner of the Palms, George Maloof.
This is, of course, the first trip to the altar for Spears, who famously dated fellow popster Justin Timberlake for several years and most recently was linked to one of her backup dancers, Columbus Short. According to tabloid reports, Short left Spears in November and went back to his pregnant wife.
In an October interview with Newsweek, Spears talked about getting married and having kids--in about five years, though. Then again, that was before Alexander made the scene.
Alexander, who we presume bears no relationship or resemblance to the similarly monikered Seinfeld alum, is new on the Britney radar. He is said to be an old acquaintance of Britney's who recently reacquainted himself with her. They reportedly spent New Year's Eve at a Palms nightclub before leaving together.
Maybe the wedding news will help goose sales of Spears' latest album, In the Zone. The disc debuted at number one in November and has sold 2 million copies since--not bad, but nowhere near the 10.5 million in sales for her biggest album, ...Baby One More Time.
No word on whether Spears and Alexander plan on extending their honeymoon, but Britney has some free time before beginning rehearsals for her next tour, which is set to kick off March 2 in San Diego.
Source: E! Online