Pop star Britney Spears' brief marriage to Jason Alexander wasn't just a crazy stunt - the sexy singer is reportedly still dating her childhood pal.

The SLAVE 4 U hitmaker, 22, exchanged wedding vows with Alexander, also 22, at a spontaneous ceremony at the LITTLE WHITE CHAPEL in Las Vegas on 3 January (04), but annulled it just 55 hours later.

But a friend of Alexander tells American magazine US WEEKLY the pair are still dating because their parents are encouraging them to give their relationship a chance.

JARED PRESCOTT says, "Britney's family just wants her to date him for a while.

"If they do it the right way, her family will let them get married."

04/02/2004 21:19