Pop star BRITNEY SPEARS stunned the world by getting wed for 55 hours last month (JAN04) because she "really wanted to see what it was like to be married".

The singer, who married childhood friend Jason Alexander in a shock 5am Las Vegas ceremony, has explained she has no regrets about the episode - but concedes it has taught her to think before she acts in future.

She explains, "Honestly, I really wanted to see what it was like to be married. Maybe that sounds silly.

"But in that moment, I was with a friend I love and I wanted to do something wild and crazy and I wanted to get married. So that's why I did it.

"Since the wedding, it's made me want to think about what I do a little more."

Spears, 22, adds she also has no regrets about her chosen career - despite being in the limelight from an early age.

She says, "I chose this for my life and I feel very blessed. There are always ups and downs with anything that you do.

"At first, when I was young it was very cool in a way because I was naive and oblivious to the whole thing.

"But once you get older you become a little more aware, which is kind of a sad thing.

"Sometimes I try and snap into that mode of, 'You must have to live your life, and do what you love to do and move on and focus on positive things.'"

06/02/2004 02:26