Britney Spears has always had a knack for making headlines, never more than with her unplanned 55-hour marriage to childhood sweetheart Jason Alexander in January 2004. Apparently on a whim, the two tied the knot at The Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, and annulled the union less than three days later, with papers
saying that Spears “lacked understanding of her actions” at the time. Alexander later told reporters that they had decided to get married “just for the hell of it.” Spears rebounded quickly, though, and became engaged to backup dancer Kevin Federline that summer, after three months of dating that were chronicled in their reality-TV show,
Britney and Kevin: Chaotic. The two kept the press guessing about their small September wedding until after it had ended, reportedly inviting only 20 to 30 guests. After having two sons, Sean Preston and Jayden James, Spears and Federline filed for divorce in November 2006.