LOS ANGELES — Pop princess Britney Spears‘ wedding with Sam Asghari was interrupted on Thursday when her ex-husband Jason Alexander gatecrashed the party, US media reported.
Spears and her partner Asghari were preparing to tie the knot at their luxury home near Los Angeles when proceedings were adjourned, Variety and other industry outlets said.
Jason Alexander, a childhood friend whom the 40-year-old singer was very briefly married to in 2004, fell during the sunny event, prompting a police response.
Alexander apparently live-streamed his invasion on Instagram, with footage showing him telling a security guard he was invited.
“Where’s Britney?” he can be heard saying.
Later, entering a pink tent decorated with flowers, he introduces himself and says, “So here’s the inside, guys, of the shitty wedding.”
According to entertainment website TMZ, a physical altercation ensued and the police were called.
The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office said officers were called to investigate reports of trespassing and determined that Alexander had a warrant outstanding for his arrest in another jurisdiction, so they nabbed him, Variety reported.
AFP could not immediately confirm the information.
Spears’ marriage to Asghari was not widely publicized as news of the marriage appeared in trade publications hours prior.
The couple said last month that the surprise pregnancy they announced weeks earlier had ended in miscarriage.
The news came five months after a Los Angeles judge dissolved a conservatory long overseen by Spears’ father. An agreement, according to the singer, had prevented her from having an IUD removed despite her desire to have more children.
She is already the mother of two teenage sons, Sean and Jayden, with ex-husband Kevin Federline.
Asghari and Spears met in 2016 while starring in a music video for their single “Slumber Party.”
After announcing their engagement late last year, Spears has since referred to her partner of 28 years as a “husband.”
At the time Spears announced her pregnancy, Asghari said in a separate Instagram post, “Fatherhood is something I’ve always looked forward to and don’t take lightly. It’s the most important job. that I will ever do.”
- Editor/ additional report by AFP