The judge may not have said the actual line, but the message was clear: Leave Britney Alone!
Jason Alexander, not the beloved actor best known for playing George Costanza on Seinfeld, but the 40-year-old who was married to Britney Spears for 55 hours in 2004, was convicted of aggravated trespassing and battery in a Ventura County, California court this week, according to the Associated Press. Prosecutors dropped charges of felony stalking and misdemeanor vandalism. Alexander was sentenced to 64 days in jail, which he had already served. He is also forbidden to come within 100 yards of Spears or an unnamed security guard with which he tussled.
In June, Spears, 40, married Sam Asghari, 28, at the home they shared in Thousand Oaks, California. (They have since moved to new digs in Calabasas, California.) Alexander, who befriended Spears in their youth in Louisiana, attempted to bust in on the nuptials while streaming himself over Instagram.
A physical altercation reportedly ensued between him and a security team member. He was taken away in handcuffs, but not before making his way up to Spears’s locked bedroom door, where she was inside making preparations. A door was damaged during the encounter. Luckily, the wedding continued as planned, as did the celebration, which included guests like Madonna, Selena Gomez, and Paris Hilton.
In 2021, Alexander was arrested in Nashville, Tennessee on charges of driving under the influence, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, and possession or casual exchange of a controlled substance. He also refused to submit himself to a blood alcohol test, which is a civil offense in Tennessee. There was another DUI charge made against him in Louisiana in 2016. In 2015, Alexander spent four months in jail on domestic abuse charges in San Fransisco.
Spears and Alexander had their 2004 impromptu wedding in Las Vegas, a city renown for clear thinking. The bride wore jeans and a baseball cap, and later called the event “really silly,” remarking “after partying, you know, you really don’t think about what you’re doing.” Fair enough.