A Catholic church in Southern California has responded to claims from Britney Spears that she wasn’t permitted to wed there, as she is not a practicing member of the church.
The Grammy-winner, 40, took to Instagram on Wednesday with shots of the St. Monica Church – a Catholic church in Santa Monica, California – claiming she wanted to have her wedding to Sam Asghari there, but was denied due to her not being a practicing 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 every Sunday … it’s beautiful and they said it was temporarily shut down due to COVID!!!!
The latest: A Catholic church in Southern California has responded to claims from Britney Spears, 40, that she wasn’t permitted to wed there, as she is not a practicing member of the church. A spokesperson for St. Monica Church said their records indicate Spears never contacted the church about her wedding, or visited the facility
‘Then 2 years later when I wanted to get married there they said I had to be catholic and go through TEST!!! Isn’t church supposed to be open to all???’
A spokesperson for St. Monica Church told TMZ that their records indicate Spears never contacted the church about her wedding, or visited the facility. The spokesperson confirmed that to be wed at the facility, at least one person in the marriage needs to be Catholic.
The images posted by the Oops!… I Did It Again vocalist were taken from a livestream, the spokesperson said, noting that Spears was not in attendance at the wedding she posted images of.
The (You Drive Me) Crazy singer, who was raised Southern Baptist, wound up exchanging vows with Sam Asghari, 28, on June 9 at her Thousand Oaks, California home in front of a star-studded guest list that included Madonna, Selena Gomez and Donatella Versace.
Location: The singer and her husband, Sam Asghari, tied the knot at her Thousand Oaks home in June
Wedding: On the big day, the talented performer looked stunning in a custom-made Versace wedding dress
The star also shared a photo series on her Instagram page on Tuesday, before discussing her initial dream wedding venue.
Britney uploaded a few throwback photos of a recent summer trip she took, showing happy moments caught on camera.
The music artist could be seen posing on a sailboat in the first photo, wearing a patterned bikini. She was holding a large sunhat and a tray of pineapple and orange slices. Another picture 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 a few throwback snaps to show happy moments
Having fun: Britney shared a few extra photos of her recent sailboat trip, with some snaps showing her holding trays of fruit
Big smile: The singer was seen having a blast as she enjoyed time away and relaxing on the water
Another snap showed Britney showcasing some of her skillful dance moves on the boat.
At one point, the star was pictured taking a dive into the wavy, blue water to cool off during the hot, summer day.
The pop singer appeared to be having the time of her life as she enjoyed a short getaway.
She added a caption to the adorable photo series, ‘Reflecting back. Cute right ??? My first time sailing !!! It was actually one of the best experiences of my life … and for 2 hours!!!!’
Britney added a few different emojis, such as 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 her face as the boat quickly sailed on the water
Britney has finished her much-anticipated, tell-all memoir, which originally had a potential release date for January. However, due to a paper shortage, the release has been delayed, reported TMZ.
It has also been confirmed that the singer has recorded a duet with icon, Elton John, titled, Tiny Dancer. The song is set to be released next month by Universal Music.
According to Entertainment Tonight, Paris Hilton, a guest at Britney’s wedding, was beyond thrilled about the track.
‘It’s gonna be iconic,’ she revealed in an interview with Paul Barewijk. ‘I just heard it a couple days ago in Ibiza and it is, it’s insane.’
New hit in the making: Britney and Elton John recorded a duet together titled Tiny Dancer, which is set to be released next month
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