Pop superstar Britney Spears is beginning to see the funny side of her much-criticised marriage to childhood pal Jason Alexander earlier this month (03JAN04), which she insists was a "joke".

The OOPS!...I DID IT AGAIN singer shocked the world when she spontaneously wed childhood pal JASON ALEXANDER in Las Vegas, before realising her mistake and having the partnership annulled just 55 hours later.

But now the 22-year-old star is starting to forget the whole controversial incident.

She says, "I've reached a stage where I can laugh about the wedding. It was always meant as a joke."

28/01/2004 17:23