Pop rebel Britney Spears has given up sex as she renews her relationship with Christianity.

According to British magazine STAR, the TOXIC singer has vowed to remain celibate after a string of disastrous relationships with Justin Timberlake, Colin Farrell, Fred Durst and her married choreographer Columbus Short.

Spears is seeing two counsellors and paying regular visits to church after her wild behaviour of the past year peaked last month (JAN04) with her shock wedding in Las Vegas to childhood pal Jason Alexander, which was annulled 55 hours later.

A friend of Britney's says, "The last month has brought on this huge realisation for Britney. She's in a mess, but she's trying as hard as she can to sort it all out.

"She has now decided to stay celibate for a while and to start going to church regularly. She is also seeing two counsellors. She knows she had to do this to get her life back in order.

"That wedding was not what a good Christian would have done and Britney knew it. Straight after the incident her mother LYNNE bought her the book CONVERSATIONS WITH GOD, which made her realise just how inappropriate her behaviour was."

27/02/2004 09:31