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When fans learned this week that Britney Spears had gotten engaged to Sam Asghari, their reaction was one of near-universal joy.

Britney, as you surely know, has been through a great deal in recent years, and Sam is the guy who stuck by his side through all of it.

Even at times when they were barely allowed to see each other, Sam waited for Britney and supported her in her efforts to attain freedom.

Needless to say, there were times when it looked as though this happy ending would never take place.

Britney and Fiance
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In fact, it wasn’t all that long ago that Britney’s life appeared to be in shambles following years of abuse from her father, Jamie Spears.

Now, however, Jamie has filed to end Britney’s conservatorship, and for the first time in a long time, the singer’s future is looking very bright.

For fans, the occasion of Sam’s proposal is that much sweeter because of all the bad relationships Spears has endured over the years.

Britney Spears Stares

Obviously, everyone remembers her time with Justin Timberlake and Kevin Federline — but a lot of people seem to have forgotten about the man Britney married before K-Fed.

Yes, back in 2004, Britney and Jason Alexander were married for a scant 55 hours.

Britney quickly moved on from the incident, but it seems that Jason is still brooding over it.

In fact, he recently remarked that Spears wishes they were still married.

He claims that he converses with Britney on a regular basis and that he knows better than anyone.

So we guess it’s no surprise that a media outlet contacted Jason to ask for his thoughts about Britney’s engagement.

Jason Alexander-Britney Spears

But we still wish it hadn’t happened.

“If it’s real, it’s awesome,” Alexander told a reporter from Inside Edition.

Naturally, the reporter then asked if Jason thinks the engagement is real, to which he replied simply, “No.”

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Alexander went on to claim that he had just spoken with Britney earlier that day.

When asked if he could get her on the phone, however, he curtly replied, “She can’t talk.”

So instead, Jason spoke for her — a bizarre tendency that he’s demonstrated several times over the years.

Britney Spears Instagram Image

“She’s great,” Jason said when asked how she’s doing.

“She’s good, she’s mentally stable, she’s fine,”

Naturally, it wasn’t long before the conversation turned to Sam — and Jason’s comments about Brit’s fiance were not exactly charitable.

Britney Spears and Sam Asghari in August 2021
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“I’m trying to be as nice as I can,” he told Inside Edition when asked about Asghari.

“He’s really the only person that’s been around for a few years, so without him she would’ve been alone,” he continued.

“I’ve always loved her. I’m always going to love her. If she’s happy with Sam and that’s going to happen, I’m happy for her.”

Britney Spears, Dog

It seems that Jason is less than thrilled by the news that Britney is engaged to someone else.

He’s being relatively polite about the situation.

That’s probably because, because without his connection to Spears, Alexander would be of little interest to … well, anyone.

Britney Spears In a Maid Costume

Of course, it might be for the best if Jason decided to stop making media appearances.

Seventeen years of milking a 55-hour marriage is really long enough.

We don’t know what career move we’d make in his shoes, but … calling an engagement fake isn’t it.

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That said, we can understand that a two-day marriage to one of the most famous and desired people on the planet would leave its mark.

Being married to Britney for about 1/5 of a Scaramucci really puts the whole “better to have loved and lost” saying to the test.

We don’t know if Jason would be happier if he’d never tied the knot with Britney, but people would certainly be less interested in his opinions right now.

Sam Asghari Gives Britney Spears a Birthday Kiss
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There has been so much chatter about the engagement.

A lot of Britney’s followers bombarded her with urgent pleas to get a prenup.

It’s funny when Octavia Spencer says it. Regular fans who have never won Oscars can keep it out of her comments.

Britney Spears Kisses Sam
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Prenups are good ideas, but treating Sam like a threat — or Britney like a fool in love — is not a good look.

Britney already has a conservatorship that has held her back from happiness so many times.

The last thing that she needs are her own fans — or a somewhat bitter ex — adding to it.