After a night of carousing in Las Vegas, Britney Spears found herself married to childhood pal Jason Allen Alexander. While the marriage apparently lasted about as long as "Crossroads" did in theaters, it didn't lack for excitement.
Top 12 Things Overheard at Britney's Wedding
12. "There's a guy who desperately wants to get 'in the zone,' if you know what I mean."
11. "Man, that actor from 'Seinfeld' looks a lot different in person."
To get the exhaustive history of Britney's marriage, Page 2 interviewed several sources close to Britney and Jason:
Friday, 11 p.m. Romantics at heart, Britney and Jason return to the Ghostbar at the Palms Casino. It's the spot where they first realized they were right for each other, way back on New Year's Eve in 2003. She senses the relationship is getting serious when he goes to the bar for their drinks and doesn't even stop to hit on Trichelle from the Real World.
Friday, 11:30 p.m. Britney fears Jason may not be in it for the long haul after she catches him making eye contact with another girl.
Friday, 11:35 p.m. Jason fears Britney may not be in it for the long haul after he catches her making eye contact with another girl.
Friday, 11:40 p.m. The couple's first serious fight erupts when Jason tells Britney he can't be with her every minute of every day and that he needs some time with the guys. She tells him to pack his things and get out of the VIP room, but things calm down when she realizes he just means he needs to go to the men's room.
Friday, 11:45 p.m. The sound system blares Justin Timberlake's latest hit. Britney cries.
Friday, Midnight. After a round of toasted almond shots, Jason stumbles and drops to one knee on the way to the dance floor. Unable to get up, he asks Britney for her hand. At first speechless, Britney is moved to accept when he says, "No really, if you don't give me your hand I'm completely stuck." Those around the couple offer a loud ovation, but most of the bar is distracted by a confused and disheveled Tara Reid stumbling through the bar, singing the wrong lyrics to "Auld Lang Syne" and loudly complaining about being written out of "American Wedding."
Saturday, 12:05 a.m. Britney settles on a short engagement as the DJ continues the Justin Timberlake retrospective.
Saturday, 12:15 a.m. Having procured a bellman -- who ironically also made a few extra bucks serving as one of J-Lo's decoy brides -- to drive their limo, the happy couple head to The Little White Wedding Chapel, only to discover they can't get married without a marriage license.
Saturday, 12:19 a.m. The couple discusses how to properly hyphenate names while waiting in the drive-thru at Wendy's.
Saturday, 12:25 a.m. They settle on Jason Alexander-Spears while waiting in the drive-thru at the Clark County Marriage Bureau.
Saturday, 12:40 a.m. The couple is whisked to the VIP alter at the Little White Wedding Chapel, where Dennis Rodman is just finishing up a visit. The ceremony is short and mostly without incident, although Britney surprises everyone by asking for an attorney when asked to repeat her name.
Saturday, 12:50 a.m. On the limo ride back to the Palms, Jason gets congratulatory text messages from Shannen Doherty, Carmen Electra, Sergei Fedorov, Darva Conger and Rick Rockwell.
Saturday, 12:55 a.m. Britney gets a congratulatory text message from Michael Jackson, asking if they need a godfather for their kids.
Saturday, 1:10 a.m. Jason takes Britney out in celebration of their 30-minute anniversary, giving the traditional anniversary gift of steak and eggs. They flip through the complimentary wedding photos provided by the Chapel, reminiscing about the wonderful moment.
Saturday, 1:30 a.m. The honeymoon begins as they arrive back at the Palms and are whisked to the honeymoon suite.
Saturday, 1:31 a.m. Bride begins undressing.
Saturday, 1:32 a.m. Bride passes out.
Saturday, 10:30 a.m. After enjoying a breakfast of eggs and aspirin, the newlyweds get down to the business of sending out thank-you notes for their wedding gifts.
Saturday, 10:34 a.m. The couple has a disagreement on who gets to lick the stamps.
Saturday, 11:10 a.m. Britney complains that Jason never takes her out anymore and that there hasn't been any passion in their relationship since they got married. Jason asks if they can please talk about it later, as he would really like to catch the Sixers-Spurs game.
Saturday, 11:45 a.m. Jessica Simpson calls to offer congratulations. She also mentions that if Britney even thinks about pitching any show ideas to MTV, she'll find herself sleeping with the chickens at the bottom of the sea.
Saturday, 12:05 p.m. After passing on the script to "Gigli II," Britney and Jason agree to take on a remake of the Katharine Hepburn-Henry Fonda classic "On Golden Pond." John Woo agrees to direct.
Saturday, 12:20 p.m. Returning from a workout, Britney catches Jason watching the new Hilary Duff video. She kicks him out of the suite.
Saturday, 12:30 p.m. The movie is unexpectedly scrapped. Representatives for both Britney and Jason cite creative differences over character development but insist that the couple is still happy together. They deny reports that Jason has moved out of the honeymoon suite.
Saturday, 12:45 p.m. After a tearful phone conversation, where Britney says she doesn't even remember the last night she was happy with Jason, he agrees to attend marriage counseling.
Saturday, 12:53 p.m. The couple emerges from counseling committed to making their marriage work. Britney is relieved to have discovered that Jason only seemed distant and withdrawn because of the mixture of almond shots, Wendy's and scrambled eggs. Even so, they agree it's best for their future happiness if they avoid the complications of a professional relationship. Jason adds that playing Britney's cds at home is probably a gray area and should be avoided, just to be on the safe side.
Saturday, 1:15 p.m. The couple is spotted walking together on the Strip, confirming rumors of a reconciliation.
Saturday, 3:10 p.m. Britney's agent calls with the sales figures for her latest album, including the overnight numbers since news of her wedding leaked.
Saturday, 3:15 p.m. Britney tells Jason she wants an annulment.
Saturday, 5:12 p.m. Retreating to the solitude of her suite, Britney settles in on the couch with a box of tissues and a pint of Ben and Jerry's. She's interrupted when George Maloof calls to see if she wants to go out to the clubs.
Saturday, 5:15 p.m. A spoon slowly sinks in the melting ice cream.
Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Jason gets a phone call from Sergei Fedorov.
Graham Hays writes "Out of the Box" five days a week in-between moonlighting for Page 2. He can be reached at email@example.com.