Britney Spears blames the magic of Las Vegas for prompting her to marry best pal Jason Alexander, because she was dumbstruck at how well they "hit it off" in the vibrant city.

The pop superstar spoke for the first time about the 3 January (04) wedding on MTV show TRL yesterday (14JAN04) and admitted she just got caught up in the moment.

She explains, "I do believe in the sanctity of marriage. I totally do. But I think I was in Vegas and, I dunno, it just took over me and things got out of hand and, yeah, that's what happened.

"I was in Vegas and I was with my friend and we just hit it off completely. I dunno. Let's talk about something else."

Britney also admitted she was amazed with the press coverage her late-night nuptials got.

She added, "Do you realise we landed on Mars on that day? Why weren't they all talking about that?"

15/01/2004 08:56