PHOTOS: Britney Spears' Rollercoaster Life

As the princess of pop tackles her newX Factor gig, take a look at her many travails and triumphs through the years

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Cristina M. De Oliveira on Sep 12, 2012 at 10:38AM

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PHOTOS: Britney Spears' Rollercoaster Life

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What Happens in Vegas

In the wee hours of January 3, 2004, 22-year-old Britney Spears wed childhood friend Jason Alexander  at A Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas. Forget wearing white -- the bride wore ripped jeans, a baseball cap, and a belly-baring top to her hasty nuptials, as a random limo driver from the Palms Casino Hotel walked her down the aisle. Britney's family and manager were certainly not amused, and the union was annulled after 55 hours. Alexander resurfaced in the news again recently with claims to Star magazine (and an audio recording released by RadarOnline) that Spears revealed to him that current boyfriend Jason Trawick had abused her. The singer's camp insisted on her website that his allegations were a "complete fabrication" and that "Britney has not had any form of communication with Mr. Alexander in years." 

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