Britney Spears Says LA Church Refused To Host Her Wedding But Church Says She Never Contacted Them
A Catholic church in Southern California has responded to Britney Spears’ claims that she was not allowed to marry there because she is not an active member of the church.
The Grammy winner, 40, took to Instagram on Wednesday with photos of St. Monica’s Church – a Catholic church in Santa Monica, California – claiming she wanted to celebrate her wedding to Sam Asghari there. , but was turned down because she was not an active member, and was asked to study for a test.
“This is where I originally wanted to get married during COVID,” the Baby One More Time singer said. ‘I wanted to go there every Sunday…it’s beautiful and they said it’s temporarily closed due to COVID!!!!
Latest: A Catholic church in Southern California has responded to claims by Britney Spears, 40, that she was not allowed to marry there because she is not an active member of the church . A spokesperson for St. Monica’s Church said their records indicate Spears never contacted the church about her marriage or visited the facility.
“Then 2 years later when I wanted to get married there they said I had to be Catholic and take the TEST!!! Isn’t the church supposed to be open to everyone???
A spokesperson for St. Monica’s Church told TMZ that their records indicate Spears never contacted the church about her marriage or visited the facility. The spokesperson confirmed that in order to get married at the facility, at least one person in the marriage must be Catholic.
The footage posted by the Oops!… I Did It Again singer was taken from a live stream, the spokesperson said, noting that Spears was not present at the wedding she posted the footage from.
The (You Drive Me) Crazy singer, who was raised Southern Baptist, ended up exchanging vows with 28-year-old Sam Asghari on June 9 at her home in Thousand Oaks, Calif., in front of a guest list star-studded which included Madonna, Selena Gomez and Donatella Versace.
Location: The singer and her husband, Sam Asghari, were married at her Thousand Oaks home in June
Wedding: On the big day, the talented performer looked stunning in a bespoke Versace wedding dress
The star also shared a series of photos on her Instagram page on Tuesday, before discussing her initial dream wedding venue.
Britney has uploaded some throwback photos from a recent summer trip she took, showing some happy moments captured on camera.
The musical artist could be seen posing on a sailboat in the first photo, wearing a patterned bikini. She was holding a large sun hat and a tray of pineapple and orange slices. Another photo showed the star in a similar pose, but holding another plate with an assortment of fruit.
Throwback: Britney recently enjoyed a summer trip on the water and shared some throwback snaps to show happy times
Having fun: Britney shared a few more photos from her recent sailing trip, with some snaps showing her holding platters of fruit
Big smile: The singer was seen having fun as she enjoyed the time and relaxed on the water
Another snap showed Britney showing off some of her skillful dance moves on the boat.
At one point, the star was photographed diving into the rippling blue water to cool off on the hot summer day.
The pop singer seemed to be having the time of her life as she enjoyed a short getaway.
She added a caption to the adorable set of photos, “Reflecting back.” Cute isn’t it??? My first sail!!! It was actually one of the best experiences of my life…and for 2 hours!!!!’
Britney added a few different emojis, like a sailboat, fish, flowers, and a winking face.
Quick splash: To cool off, the beauty shared a photo of herself diving into the deep blue water
Fun in the sun: Britney could be seen with an excited expression on her face as the boat sailed swiftly through the water
Britney has completed her highly anticipated and revealing memoir, which originally had a potential January release date. However, due to a paper shortage, the release was delayed, TMZ reported.
It has also been confirmed that the singer has recorded a duet with icon Elton John, titled Tiny Dancer. The song is expected to be released next month by Universal Music.
According to Entertainment Tonight, Paris Hilton, a guest at Britney’s wedding, was more than delighted with the title.
“It’s going to be iconic,” she revealed in an interview with Paul Barewijk. “I just heard it a few days ago in Ibiza and it’s crazy.”
New hit in the works: Britney and Elton John have recorded a duet together called Tiny Dancer, which should be released next month