Troubled pop star Britney Spears desperately tried to cover up a mystery diamond ring from photographers in London's HEATHROW airport last week (ends23JAN04).

The TOXIC singer, who annulled her shock 55-hour marriage to childhood friend Jason Alexander earlier this month (JAN04), grabbed her left hand as she walked past snappers in an attempt to stop the big diamond ring, which she was sporting on her forefinger, from being photographed.

Spears, in transit to Germany on a European promotional tour, was also carrying a number of books, including the controversial spiritual tome, CONVERSATIONS WITH GOD by NEALE DONALD WALSCH.

29/01/2004 14:01