Who Has the Shortest Celebrity Marriage in Hollywood History?
Britney Spears is a cultural icon, a pop star who is responsible for hits like “Circus” and “Baby One More Time.” She was the original “pop princess” of the nineties, and her outfits, stage appearances, and music videos have become the stuff of legend for many fans. Spears has also been involved in many controversies over the years, from the infamous head-shaving incident to her romance with fellow pop star Justin Timberlake. Still, one controversy that has placed her in the history books is a marriage that has become notorious for how insanely short it was.
How did Britney Spears become famous?
Spears was born in Mississippi in 1981. As a toddler, Spears started receiving recognition from family and friends for her powerful singing voice, and she began undergoing dance and vocal training. By the time she was eight years old, her parents realized that she was destined for great things, and began taking her back and forth to auditions for films and television shows.
In 1992, Spears was cast on The Mickey Mouse Club. Her co-stars included future celebs like Christina Aguilera and Ryan Gosling. Although Spears made a splash on the show, her acting career floundered, and she began pursuing her musical interests instead.
In 1999, Spears released her debut studio album, …Baby One More Time. The album, as well as the lead single and the music video associated with it, became wildly popular, and Spears was catapulted to the big time almost immediately. Her first album was quickly followed by a bestselling concert tour, more singles, and another album in early 2000.
Britney Spears and her super-short marriage
As Britney Spears continued to become even more famous, there became an increased interest in her personal life.
In 1998, Britney Spears began dating her longtime friend and former Mickey Mouse Club co-star, Justin Timberlake. Timberlake, a member of the boy band NSYNC, was becoming just as big of a star as Spears, and fans quickly sat up and took notice.
Over the next several years, Spears and Timberlake were spotted everywhere together, from red carpet events to charity basketball games. Sadly, they broke up in the early 2000s. Even today, some fans want the former couple to get back together.
Although fans held out hope for Britney Spears and Timberlake to get back together, Spears threw everyone a curveball in 2004 when she tied the knot with her childhood friend, Jason Alexander in a whirlwind Vegas ceremony. The marriage didn’t last, however — the young couple ended up getting the marriage annulled only fifty-five hours later, officially making Spears’ and Alexander’s marriage the shortest in Hollywood history.
Is Britney Spears married now?
Not long after the annulment of her marriage to Alexander, Spears began dating dancer Kevin Federline. Things turned serious between the two and in 2004, they tied the knot. Over the next several years, they welcomed two sons before ultimately splitting in 2006.
Federline and Spears have had their legal issues over the past fifteen years, but they have always managed to work things out for the sake of their children.
These days, Spears is in a relationship with model Sam Asghari. Although their relationship has had many critics, the two have been together for several years, and Asghari has proven to be endlessly supportive of Spears.
There’s no word on whether Spears is considering marriage to Asghari, but either way, she seems to be willing to take her time these days, and not rush into another hasty wedding ceremony.