THE ex-husband of Britney Spears claims the star wants to rekindle their relationship.
Jason Alexander, 38, who wed lifelong friend Britney in 2004 in a marriage that lasted just 55 hours, said the pair have reconnected via Facebook.
He blasted her conservatorship for “holding her back” – claiming it was affecting Britney’s relationship with her two sons and stopping her from sleeping.
The conservatorship means Britney cannot control her finances, which have been under the control of her father Jamie.
Speaking at a #FreeBritney rally outside a courthouse in Los Angeles – as Britney tried to get the order removed – Jason said he had traveled from his home in Nashville to support her.
Jason, who wed the popstar in Las Vegas, said: “Britney reached out to me three months ago. She found me via Facebook, messaged me and we got talking."
He went on: “She reached out because she wants us to have a relationship, whether that is friendship or more we will see.
“It was the first time we had talked for ten years. It brought up some new revelations that I wasn’t aware of.
“She’s ready to be out of her conservatorship. She basically said nothing has changed for her since the last time we spoke.
“The reason we stopped talking then was because I ended it because of the conservatorship, I was trying to do the right thing for her."
“We would speak on the phone and have intimate conversations but we couldn’t hang out, so I had to stop it," Jason continued.
“I told her I couldn’t wait for the conservatorship to end before seeing her and it’s a good thing I didn’t because it’s been 12 years now so I moved on with my life.
“But history comes around. She wasn’t sleeping well. I can’t imagine what it must be like being a prisoner in her own home.”
Around 100 fans from across California and the US turned up for Britney’s court hearing, calling for her conservatorship to end.
The Toxic singer wants to have her manager, Jodi Montgomery, oversee her affairs.
But a court reportedly kept the agreement with her dad in place until next year.
Jason told The Sun that the conservatorship means she is constantly monitored.
Why is #freebritney trending and what does the star have to say about her conservatorship?
BRITNEY Spears' conservatorship has sparked outrage among fans, particularly since she herself has made it clear she does not want it to continue in its current form.
It was implemented in 2008 after a series of public meltdowns.
Britney's lawyer, Samuel D Ingham III has said that she is "strongly opposed" to Jamie Spears continuing to control her affairs.
Due to health issues last year – which are came after claims of a physical altercation with his grandson Sean Preston – Jamie had stepped down temporarily from his role in Britney's conservatorship.
Britney instead wants Jodi Montgomery, who is a trained conservator, to have permanent control.
Jamie said Britney's conservatorship is "no one else's business" and #FreeBritney movement "is a joke."
He told Page Six: "All these conspiracy theorists don't know anything. The world don't have a clue.
"It's up to the court of California to decide what's best for my daughter. It's no one else's business."
He also denied he was taking money from Britney's estate.
"I have to report every nickel and dime spent to the court every year," he told The Post. "How the hell would I steal something?"
He added: “She said she does get to do things like having a vacation for a week but it’s all supervised, it’s not like she can go do what she wants.
“She’s ready for this to be over with. It’s holding her back. It affects her relationship with her kids and people like me.
“Her father is a big part of the problem but it’s bigger than that. The conservatorship needs to end. She’s very, very coherent.
“I don’t know why this woman doesn’t have the right to run her life?”
Jason is hoping to see Britney – who is dating Sam Asghari – while he is in California.
He said: “It’s been 15, 16 years since Britney and I were in Vegas together. I love Britney – I’ve known her since I was five-years-old.
“I have a whole background of knowing her before she was famous and seeing how fame has basically changed her life.
“Even before her conservatorship there were powers that be controlling her – like when our marriage ended.”
Opening up about their marriage, he said they decided to wed at the end of a Vegas break.
He added: “It was a way for us to remain connected, to link, even though we were going to be apart. I didn’t realise it was going to be a big deal.
“Right after we got married it was awkward and weird, her people split us up, I was hustled into another room. They gave me the annulment.
“For the respect I had for the family I went along with it. That was that. I have not seen her properly since. Thankfully we’re now speaking again.”
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