Britney’s marriage lasted only 55 hours. According to the annulment, Britney “lacked understanding of her actions to the extent that she was incapable of agreeing to the marriage.” How pissed do you think her handlers where when she phoned them in a panic from Vegas? … “Can’t we leave you alone for ONE MINUTE Britney?”
Before we put the story to rest, let’s hear from the groom. Here’s a transcript of Jason Alexander’s exclusive interview with that pillar of journalistic integrity Access Hollywood. His stupidest comments are in blue.
Billy Bush: What a day for you! Tell me what happened.
Jason: We went to Vegas for New Year’s Eve to have a good time. You know, relax, just cut loose a little bit and get away from everything. And I don’t know, it was a couple days after New Year’s I guess. We had been having a good time.
Billy: Did she just call you and say, ‘Come to Vegas.’ Or have you guys been friends?
Jason: Well, she came down for Christmas Eve and then she asked me to go to Vegas with her. But we’ve been friends for a long time. We’ve done different things in the past. It wasn’t anything new.
Billy: Where did you meet? Just around town?
Jason: No, we grew up together. Her mom used to own a kindergarten pre-school. I went to school with her there. I’ve just known her forever. Her family is good friends with my family, and just that kind of thing — relationship like that.
Billy: So she just said, ‘Let’s go to Vegas. We’re going to Vegas?’
Jason: Yep, she called me up the night before New Year’s Eve and said, ‘Lets go to Vegas.’ I was like, ‘Alright, cool.’ I got everything ready and left and went to Vegas. We had a really good night. Then Saturday night… Was it Saturday night was January 3? It was Saturday morning actually. We were sitting in the room and it was just crazy and we were looking out the windows and looking at the lights and the city. We were like this is a real pretty, beautiful night. It was cool and we were looking at each other and we were like, ‘Lets do something wild and crazy and lets go get married just for the hell of it. Lets go.’ So we just got up and said, ‘Lets go do it.’
Billy: Because you’re 22, why not?
Jason: Why not? So we went to the chapel and we set everything up and we got married. We did everything — the whole pictures and everything.
Billy: But you went back and you got a license, too. Didn’t they say you needed a license?
Jason: Actually you have to have a license, you know. And we wasn’t really wanting anything to be official, you know, like the official marriage thing. It was more for just the whole deal of just getting married. But we ended up having to get a marriage license, so we went and got it. We got back with the license and we sat in the car and we were like, ‘Are we going to do this?’ And we decided on, ‘Yeah, we’re gonna do it.’
Billy: What was her attitude? Was she just having fun like, ‘Yes Yes?’ Or were you both a little like, ‘Should we do it?’
Jason: We were both like, ‘Yes, yes!’ on the outside, and I think we were both on the inside like, ‘I don’t know?’
Billy: It’s that nervous kind of danger. It’s a little bit like, ‘This might be wrong.’
Jason: Yeah, so we went ahead and did the whole thing and we got back to the room and we decided that’s when we needed to tell everybody what we done did. Then that’s when all hell broke loose and we realized what we did probably wasn’t the right thing we should’ve done and wasn’t the right way to go about it. We needed to fix the problem — the mistake we had made — so that’s when the annulment came in. We got the annulment which I think is finalized today.
Billy: Who was the first person to say, ‘Hey, this might be the wrong thing.’
Jason: Well, we both did. After everything was kind of talked about and it was out, you know, we both sat down and talked. We were like, ‘Maybe that was not a very cool thing we should’ve done,’ or ‘That probably wasn’t the right way or the right thing that we did.’
Billy: You could’ve done that with any girl in the world, but it happens to be Britney Spears.
Jason: Well, you know, I don’t really… Britney is, like I said, a very good friend of mine. We have a really good relationship and just from being around her so much, and before she was Britney Spears, I just never really have thought of her as the way everybody else does. So to me it wasn’t really that big of a deal that I was marrying Britney Spears, but obviously somebody does.
Billy: As we speak right now, she could be Britney Alexander.
Jason: Or I could be Jason Spears.
Billy: Take what you can get, right?
Billy: What happens now?
Jason: From here we’re friends. We’re going to remain friends. As far as anything else goes, I don’t know what’s going to happen. I don’t know from here.
Billy: Before Christmas Eve, was there a romance? Was there love?
Jason: Definitely. There has probably been some romance there, but nothing like a boyfriend/girlfriend type thing ever. It was more than just a friendship — a good real relationship — and it just led to a one-night marriage in Vegas. I guess it was fun … No, it was more than just fun.
Now … how long before Jason gets his own reality show?