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Last Updated: Thursday, 15 January, 2004, 11:24 GMT
Britney blames marriage on Vegas
Britney Spears on Hollywood Walk of Fame
Britney Spears' wedding to Jason Alexander was annulled quickly
Britney Spears says Las Vegas is partly to blame for her 55-hour marriage to childhood friend Jason Alexander.

"I totally believe in the sanctity of marriage," she said in an interview with MTV on Wednesday, before adding: "I was in Vegas and it took over me."

The pop singer expressed bemusement at the fuss her 3 January wedding caused. "We landed on Mars that day. Why aren't they talking about that?" she said.

Pressed on her feelings for Alexander, she replied: "That's personal."

But the singer did admit that the two of them "hit it off completely".


Spears and Alexander, both 22, married at the 24-hour Little White Wedding Chapel early in the morning of 3 January.

The wedding was annulled two days later, but not before it made headlines around the world.

The Little White Wedding Chapel
Spears and Alexander were married at a 24-hour chapel in Las Vegas

Alexander, who grew up with Spears in Louisiana, recently described the wedding as a "mistake".

"We were just looking at each other and said, 'Let's do something wild, crazy. Let's go get married, just for the hell of it'," he told TV programme Access Hollywood.

Spears' lawyer David Chesnoff denied reports that the singer was intoxicated at the time of the wedding, and her record company said the marriage had simply been a joke that went too far.

Official court papers outlining the reasons for the annulment said Spears and Alexander were "so incompatible that there was a want of understanding of each other's actions in entering into this marriage".

Spears, whose fourth album In The Zone was released last November, has sold more than 54 million albums around the world since starting her recording career in 1999.

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