Source: Emmet Sullivan. "Britney got Married 'For the Wrong Reasons'." People.com. 11/19/08.
Marriage Fast Facts - Kevin and Britney
Engaged: June 2004.
Married: September 18, 2004, legal date is October 6, 2004.
First Marriage: No.
Did You Know?
The paperwork for their marriage wasn't filed until nearly a month after their lavish wedding.
News Updates:01/11/2013: Britney and Jason called off their engagement.
12/16/2011: Britney announced on her Facebook page that she and Jason Trawick were engaged.
Kevin Earl Federline, born March 21, 1978.
How They Met:Kevin and Britney met at Joseph's Café in Hollywood, California.
Engagment:June 27, 2004. Britney reportedly paid for her own five-carat diamond doubled-banded engagement ring. Some sites on the web state that the ring cost $40,000, while others state that it cost $400,000.
Age at Marriage:Britney - 22; Kevin - 26.
Wedding Date:The legal date of the Spears-Federline marriage is October 6, 2004.
It was later rumored that Kevin and Britney would have a Kabbalah ceremony. At their surprise wedding, Britney and Kevin exchanged platinum rings in a 5-minute, nondenominational ceremony.
Wedding GarbBritney wore a white strapless gown that was designed by Monique L'Huillier. The wedding dress had a long veil and tiara. She carried a bouquet of pink and white roses.
Kevin wore a custom-made traditional tuxedo.
Hard to believe, but guests stated that the men in the wedding party wore matching warmup suits marked with the word "Pimps".
Guests:Twenty to thirty guests were reported at the wedding, including Britney's mother and sister. Guests had to sign affidavits agreeing that they wouldn't take pictures during the wedding.
Reception:Guests dined on chicken wings, ribs, mini cheeseburgers, crab cakes, and Waldorf salad.
Guests' gift bags contained a pair of Gap jeans, Chew Juicy sweets, a pair of Nike shoe laces, and a silver teardrop key ring with an image of the newlyweds.
After Britney changed into sweatpants, the wedding party moved to a nightclub on Sunset Boulevard. The guests reportedly paid for their own drinks.
Honeymoon:Although Kevin and Britney had originally planned a honeymoon to Brazil, they spent their honeymoon in her hometown of Kentwood, Louisiana, and then went to Baton Rouge's Mall of Louisiana.
They later flew to Turtle Island in Fiji for a delayed honeymoon.Britney's marriage to Kevin Federline was later formalized on October 6, 2004. "All the proper paperwork was dealt with today, filed, done. It's all legal," Spears' publicist, Leslie Sloane, told Reuters when asked whether the singer's marriage license had been filed.
Hometowns:Britney -- Kentwood, Louisiana.
Kevin -- Fresno County, California.
Britney Spears later lived in Studio City, California.
Kevin: Pizza delivery boy, dancer.
Kevin and Britney planned to launch a clothing line in late 2005 called Pair of Dice as they had matching dice tattoos. They also had a UPN Reality Show.
- Sean Preston Federline: Born 7 hours after Britney arrived at the hospital with a police escort, 6 pound, 11 ounce Sean Preston Federline was born in 2005 at 12:57 a.m. by elective C-section in Santa Monica, California. Kevin was at her side at the UCLA Medical Center. The hospital bill was rumored to have cost $20,000 per night for a 5th floor room at $3,000 per night, a tented balcony, a private chef, and seven more rooms family and security.
- Jayden James Federline: Born in 2006 in Los Angeles at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center around 2 a.m. The 6 pound, 11 ounce baby was born by a C-section.
Britney Spears Pregnancy Info
Kevin has three children from other relationships: a daughter, Kori, born in 2002 and a son, Kaleb, born in 2004, from his relationship with actress Shar Jackson. He also has a daughter, Jordan Kay, born in 2011 from his relationship with Victoria Prince. Victoria and Kevin were married on August 10, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Spears - Federline Divorce:
7/18/08: Kevin and Britney agreed that Kevin would have sole legal and physical custody of their children, with Britney having increased visitation rights.
9/17/07: Along with ordering random drug tests for Britney, a judge ordered both Spears and Federline to attend joint co-parenting counseling and complete the Parenting Without Conflict program.
7/30/07: The Spears-Federline divorce was finalized.
3/29/07: A divorce settlement was signed on 3/29/2007.
11/07/06: Listing irreconcilable differences, Britney Spears filed for divorce from Kevin Federline in Los Angeles County Superior Court. She asked for physical and legal custody of their two sons.
In response, Kevin filed papers asking for sole custody of their children.
View Spears/Federline Divorce Documents
Other Marriages:This was the second marriage for Britney and the first marriage for Kevin although he was engaged to Shar Jackson.
Marriage to Jason Allen Alexander, Britney's Childhood FriendJanuary 3, 2004 -- between 5:00 am and 5:30 am in Las Vegas at the Little White Wedding Chapel on the Las Vegas Strip.
There were no guests at their wedding. She was given away by a Palms Casino Hotel employee. Britney wore blue jeans and a baseball cap. Jason wore a casual shirt. Their marriage ended by an annulment 55 hours later. Britney was 22 years old. Jason was also 22 years old at the time of their wedding.
Many wonder if this wedding was a publicity stunt or if she was drunk at the time. Jason blames Britney's family for pressuring her to get the annulment. After he signed the documents he was sent back to Kentwood, Louisiana on an economy class plane ticket.
Miscellaneous:Britney's planned October 16th wedding plans included an estimate of 400 guests, a lavish wedding with a reported price tag of $1.8 million. White tulips from Amsterdam alone would have cost $180,000. She requested 300 bottles of Cristal champagne.
Britney asked Kevin to sign a prenuptial agreement before the wedding.
Religions:Britney - Southern Baptist, then Kaballah. Britney: "Right now, my baby is my religion.”
Source: 6/15/06 Dateline Interview