Britney Spears is no stranger to love and marriage. She is currently dating actor and personal trainer Sam Asghari, but many people don’t know that the 39-year-old artist has previously been engaged twice.
In 2004, Spears got engaged to then-dancer Kevin Federline. A surprise wedding and two children later, the two separated in 2006. Five years later, Spears got engaged again, this time to her former agent Jason Trawick. The two never made it to the altar and split in 2013.
Many people think that Spears was also engaged to her childhood friend Jason Alexander. While the two ended up getting married, they never actually got engaged. They were married in Las Vegas on New Years in 2004, according to ABC News. Celebrating the new year together, the couple spent the night partying and then decided to get married. They went to the little wedding chapel and there they exchanged vows.
“She just asked me. She was like, ‘Well, let’s get married.’ And I said, ‘Sure. You know, let’s do this, ‘”Alexander told ABC News in 2012. However, 55 hours later, the marriage was annulled.
Later that year, Spears met her first official fiancé.
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Britney Spears and Kevin Federline got engaged in 2004 after she proposed to him
Spears had intense chemistry with Federline from the moment they met. When he went on his tour of the Onyx Hotel, he decided to invite him. The two recounted their time together through home videos that later became the backbone of their short-lived reality show called Britney & Kevin: Chaotic.
A couple of weeks after the tour, Spears injured her knee and needed an operation. Forced to cancel her tour, she and Federline grew closer as they spent more and more quality time together. A few weeks after her recovery, Spears decided to ask Federline to marry her. Unbelievably, he said no, but then he proposed to her and she said yes.
From there, everything happened quite quickly. The lovebirds invited their closest friends and family to an “engagement party” that turned out to be a surprise wedding.
According to People magazine, the couple decided to plan things this way due to the huge amount of paparazzi attention they were getting, and they succeeded.
“I thought there would be too much expectation if we did it when we were supposed to. It turned into something huge and I was like, ‘What are we waiting for? We know this is real, why not do it now? “That’s why I wanted to sneak out and do it our way,” Spears, 22, told the outlet in a post-wedding interview.
The couple had two children for the next three years and ended up separating in 2006. Spears filed for divorce on November 7 of that year. The divorce was finalized in 2007, according to ..
Spears got engaged to her former agent Jason Trawick in 2011
Spears had some love affairs between Federline and Jason Trawick, but eventually found love with her former agent. The two began dating in 2009, and two years later, Trawick dropped to the knee. According to People magazine, Trawick asked Spears to marry him the night before his 40th birthday. The couple were in Las Vegas when Trawick gifted Spears a ring designed by Neil Lane.
Spears and Trawick never made it to the altar. The two broke up in 2013, apparently wanting “different things.”
“There was no third party involved. Things have not been ideal in their relationship for some time. There was a lot to work on before they could go ahead and get married, “a source told People magazine at the time.