Britney Spears’ notorious 55-hour marriage to her childhood sweetheart ended largely on the insistence of her mom, divorce lawyer Mark Goldberg claims.
In January of 2004, Spears married Jason Alexander in a speedy ceremony in Las Vegas solely to annul the entire thing roughly 55 hours later by means of a petition that claimed she “lacked understanding of her actions.” Nonetheless, chatting with The Each day Mail, the 80-year-old retired lawyer claims that Alexander got here to him on the time telling a unique story.
“Jason was in search of recommendation. He was very emotional and upset. Britney had referred to as him to return to Las Vegas. She was there with buddies as I recall, and she or he paid for his airfare to return,” he defined. “As I bear in mind it, it was Britney’s thought to get married. He stated they hadn’t been ingesting or doing medicine – or no less than they weren’t drunk.”
Goldberg notes that he requested Alexander a number of occasions in the event that they had been intoxicated once they made the choice, and every time he remained steadfast that they weren’t. The duo had grown up collectively in Kentwood, Louisiana and Goldberg believed there was real love between them. Nonetheless, when Britney referred to as her mother, Lynne, to share the information, issues reportedly took a flip.
Goldberg claims that Lynne and Spears’ administration nearly instantly took steps to finish the wedding as quickly as potential.
“It was the mom interfering in and inserting herself into her daughter’s life,” he alleges. “She got here to Las Vegas, threw Jason out and acquired him a airplane ticket residence.”
Representatives for Lynne and Britney didn’t instantly reply to Fox Information’ request for remark.
Goldberg defined that he provided Alexander authorized recommendation in a handful of conversations wherein he knowledgeable him that, in his knowledgeable opinion, there have been grounds to battle the annulment. Nonetheless, Alexander ultimately declined to retain Goldberg’s companies in favor of taking part in ball with Britney’s administration and her mother.
Talking on the “Poisonous: The Britney Spears Story” podcast earlier this month, Alexander gave some perception into that call.
“They advised me if I might signal the contracts — the annulment — they might let me and Britney proceed our relationship, and if we felt the identical approach in six months they might give us a correct marriage,” he advised hosts Tess Parker and Babs Grey (through Entry Hollywood). “So I had no motive to imagine in any other case. I assumed that’s what the reality was. They had been permitting Britney and I to nonetheless have telephone communication.”
Nonetheless, he claims that the quantity he had for his ex-wife stopped working after 30 days, main him to imagine he was merely duped by Lynne and Spears’ administration. Seven months later Spears married Kevin Federline.
“This wasn’t a stranger she’d simply picked up. They’d recognized one another for years. He thought if he performed the sport and did what they requested she’d come spherical, and he and Britney can be collectively,” Goldberg stated.
The lawyer famous that he doesn’t recall Spears’ father, Jamie, being talked about on the time. Nonetheless, he’s been the topic of intense public scrutiny after an explosive testimony given by the singer in June wherein she referred to as for an finish to his involvement in her conservatorship.