Entertainment Music Britney Spears' Ex-Husband Arrested After Breaking into Private Wedding Venue Hours Before Nuptials The Ventura Sheriff's Department arrested the singer's ex-husband Jason Alexander on Thursday, PEOPLE can confirm By Glenn Garner, Glenn Garner Instagram Twitter Glenn Garner is a Writer/Reporter who works heavily with PEOPLE's Movies and TV verticals. Since graduating from Northern Arizona University with a dual major in journalism and photography, he got his professional start at OUT Magazine, The Advocate and Teen Vogue, and he's since consistently kept his finger on the pulse of the LGBTQ community. His first book The Guncle Guide was released in 2020 and was featured on Katie Couric's list of 100 recommended books of the year. People Editorial Guidelines Brianne Tracy, Brianne Tracy Instagram Twitter Brianne Tracy is a staff writer on the PEOPLE music team. She has been with the brand since starting as an intern nearly six years ago, covering all things entertainment across print and digital platforms. She earned her Bachelors in Broadcast Journalism at the University of Southern California and has been seen on Good Morning America. People Editorial Guidelines and Lanae Brody Lanae Brody Instagram Senior Reporter Emerging Content, PEOPLE People Editorial Guidelines Published on June 9, 2022 07:16 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Britney Spears; Jason Alexander. Photo: Todd Williamson/Getty; Chris Farina/Corbis/Getty Britney Spears is safe after her ex attempted to foil her big day. The Ventura Sheriff's Department arrested Spears' ex-husband Jason Alexander on an outstanding warrant Thursday as he trespassed at the Grammy Award winner's private wedding venue hours before her planned nuptials to fiancé Sam Asghari, PEOPLE can confirm. "She's freaking out over this," a source close to Spears, 40, tells PEOPLE. Alexander, 40, Livestreamed himself on Instagram as he roamed around the property, revealing their wedding decorations, which were still being arranged by party planners. He could be heard yelling her name and claiming to security that he was invited to the wedding. Britney Spears and Sam Asghari Set to Marry in Intimate Wedding on Thursday: Sources "So, here's the inside scoop, guys, of the bull— wedding. Jason Alexander, what's up," he said, greeting the workers and even shaking one's hand. For more on Jason Alexander trying to crash Britney Spears' wedding, listen below to our daily podcast PEOPLE Every Day. "My name's Jason Alexander. Britney invited me here," Alexander claimed. "Britney Spears invited me here. She's my first wife, my only wife. I'm her first husband. I'm here to crash the wedding." splash news Spears' assistant Vicky T, who was alerted to the trespassing by fans on Instagram, has since provided an update, assuring that the bride-to-be was unharmed. "I've done everything I can while being out of the country to keep everyone safe," Vicky wrote on her Instagram Story. "Thank you to all the absolutely amazing and incredible fans for alerting me of so much. You are blessings. Thank you. Everyone is safe." The Glory artist was married to Alexander, a childhood friend, for 55 hours in Jan. 2004, after the pair eloped at the Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas. Britney Spears and Sam Asghari. J. Merritt/Getty Alexander previously pleaded guilty in January to violating an order of protection and aggravated stalking against an unidentified woman, TMZ reported at the time. He was given 11 months and 29 days of probation. Sources told PEOPLE this week that Spears and Asghari, 28, were planning for an intimate wedding on Thursday, after they announced their engagement in September. RELATED VIDEO: Britney Spears Is 'So Excited' About Wedding to Sam Asghari and 'Wants It to Be Perfect': Source "Britney started planning and dreaming about her wedding shortly after she got engaged in November," a source told PEOPLE. "She has enjoyed the planning, but also felt stressed about it." "It's a huge deal to her that she is finally able to get married. She wants it to be perfect. She is so excited that she feels overwhelmed. She is very emotional," the insider added. Spears began dating Asghari in 2016 after he appeared in her "Slumber Party" music video.