To the shock of many, Britney Spears and her longtime lover, Sam Asghari tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in California on Thursday.
Around 60 guests were in attendance, including Drew Barrymore, Madonna, Paris Hilton Selena Gomez, Drew Barrymore, Ansel Elgort, and Kathy Hilton, according to PEOPLE.
The highlight of the ceremony was when Jason Alexander, who was briefly married to the pop star in 2004, was arrested after allegedly gatecrashing. (Mr Alexander was married to Spears, his childhood friend, for less than 55 hours in 2004 before it was annulled)
Jason streamed on Instagram Live before the ceremony, apparently from inside her home before being tackled.
Ventura County Sheriff’s Department told the PA Media news agency an altercation had taken place with security officers, and Mr Alexander had been charged with four misdemeanor offenses of trespassing, battery, and vandalism.
The ceremony went ahead later on Thursday. According to sources, Donatella Versace designed the wedding dress, which Vogue described as an “off-the-shoulder custom Versace dress with a leg-revealing slit up one side and a classic white veil with satin edging”.
It was a 10-minute ceremony and a white horse with gold hooves, pulling a white carriage covered in roses, was stationed outside, the fashion site said.
Spears’ father, mother, and sister were reportedly not at the wedding after relations broke down because of the conservatorship. Also, her sons Sean Preston, 16, and Jayden James, 15, were not in attendance at the wedding but are “happy” for their mom, a lawyer for Kevin Federline told PEOPLE on Thursday.
Ahead of the festivities, an insider revealed Spears, 40, had been envisioning her wedding day for nearly nine months.
“Britney started planning and dreaming about her wedding shortly after she got engaged in November,” the insider said. “It’s a huge deal to her that she is finally able to get married. She wants it to be perfect.”