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Britney Spears gets restraining order against first husband after he gatecrashed her wedding

By | Published on Monday 13 June 2022

Britney Spears

Britney Spears has secured a restraining order against her first husband Jason Alexander after he broke into her home last Thursday as she was preparing to marry her new husband Sam Asghari.

Spears famously married Alexander, a childhood friend, in 2004 at an impromptu wedding ceremony in Las Vegas. The marriage was then annulled just 55 hours later.

His attempts to gatecrash Spears’ latest wedding were livestreamed on Instagram last week, with footage showing Alexander initially evading security and introducing himself to guests at the event. Along the way he stated that Spears was his “first and only wife”, and also asked: “Where’s Britney? I’m here to crash the wedding”.

Police ultimately intervened, with Sergeant Cyrus Zadeh at Ventura County Sheriff’s Office later confirming to Variety that they had responded to a trespassing complaint at Spears’ home. Officers quickly discovered that there was an outstanding arrest warrant for Alexander on the system and so placed him under arrest in relation to that alleged offence. Officers are also determining if new charges should be filed specifically relating to last week’s incident.

Meanwhile, an emergency protective order has been secured by Spears’ legal reps which prevents Alexander from approaching the musician, although that order will only be in place for five to seven days, so it’s possible something more permanent will now also need to be sought.

Spears’ attorney Mathew Rosengart said in a statement that that order was now in force, adding: “I thank the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office for their good work. This was an outrageous and disgraceful security breach and I hope law enforcement does everything possible to ensure Mr Alexander is fully and vigorously prosecuted and convicted for his criminal actions”.

The gatecrashing incident didn’t stop the wedding, which went ahead as planned. Spears and Asghari announced that they were engaged last September as the star was in the process of finally getting out of the conservatorship that had controlled her personal and professional affairs for thirteen years. The couple have not yet commented on Alexander gatecrashing their big day or the resulting legal action.