Published December 21, 2011
Jason Alexander, the childhood friend Britney Spears married for 55 hours after a "wild, crazy" night in Las Vegas in 2004, believes that Spears' recent engagement to former agent Jason Trawick is "fake."
"I know everyone wants me to be happy about this, but I am not," Alexander told Us Weekly. "I think it's fake and I think people are afraid to say it."
While Alexander hasn't spoken to Spears about her relationship, he says that a picture is worth a thousand words.
"If you look at all the pictures between them there is no connection," explains Alexander, a mixed martial arts fighter.
"They look like they are going through the motions. It seems like an answer to the court thing ... Sort of a nice way to sew it all up -- she marries her handler. That way she always has someone controlling her."
Alexander is referring to Spears' court conservatorship. In 2008, the pop star's legal and financial affairs were put under her father Jamie's control following an infamous public meltdown by the pop star in the wake of her split from Kevin Federline. The conservatorship is ongoing.
Four months before Spears met Federline, and seven months before they wed, Spears walked down the aisle of The Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas with Alexander, wearing torn jeans and a belly-baring shirt.
Just 55 hours later, a judge dissolved the union on the grounds that Spears "lacked understanding of her actions."
Alexander explained the impulse for the marriage at the time by telling Access Hollywood, "It was just crazy, man. 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."'
Trawick and Spears' decision to marry appears to be far more planned. The two started dating in 2009, but didn't reveal they were a couple until May of last year, when they ended their professional relationship.
Trawick proposed to Spears on Thursday night. The next morning she tweeted, "OMG. Last night Jason surprised me with the one gift I've been waiting for. Can't wait to show you! SO SO SO excited!!!! Xxo."
But Alexander doesn't think the news is so exciting. "It's sort of sad," he sniped.