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Britney Spears’ ex appears in court two months after he was tackled trying to crash star’s wedding

Britney Spears‘ embattled ex-husband appeared in court on Tuesday – almost two months after he filmed himself crashing her California wedding while armed with a knife.

Dressed in a white prison jumpsuit with a mane of messy hair, Alexander, a childhood friend of Spears’ and her first husband, appeared practically before a judge in Ventura County for a preliminary hearing.

The proceedings saw Alexander – who has been in jail since his June 9 arrest – read the litany of charges he faces for the inadvertent infiltration, which include felony stalking, trespassing on private property, vandalism and battery.

Having grown a mane of unkempt during his nearly two months in jail, Alexander, 40, appeared a bit anxious and even sometimes somber during the proceedings, sitting upright in a tense position as he appeared in court.

The hearing comes two months after Alexander – whose Instagram live stream of the ultimately failed attempt was cut off when he was tackled and restrained by security – pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.

Alexander’s next court date is scheduled for August 15, for trial preparation, when he remains in jail on $100,000 bail for storming the Sherman Oaks wedding – where his ex married her 28-year-old friend Sam Asghari.

Spears, 40, and Alexander – who lives in Spears’ native Tennessee – married in Las Vegas in 2004, but the wedding was annulled after just 55 hours.

He risks up to five years in prison if convicted.

Dressed in a white prison jumpsuit, Jason Alexander, a childhood friend of Spears and her first husband, appeared before a hearing in Ventura County following his arrest for crashing their wedding in California — while armed with a knife — in June

Spears' wedding was dramatically interrupted by first husband Alexander in June, who had to be restrained after he appeared to try to crash the event

Spears' wedding was dramatically interrupted by first husband Alexander in June, who had to be restrained after he appeared to try to crash the event

Spears’ wedding was dramatically interrupted by first husband Alexander in June, who had to be restrained after he appeared to try to crash the event

The attack allegedly saw Alexander – who grew up with Spears in Louisiana – enter Spears’ mansion with a knife and try to gain access to her bed.

In images that he posted on Instagram, Alexander could be seen in the manse of the megastar, with the Tennessee resident himself making video of a tent in the backyard where the wedding parties are held.

The live stream also showed a confrontation between Alexander and event security where he falsely claimed to have been invited to the celebration.

Cops said he gained entry the fairytale ceremony – whose star-studded guest list included names like Paris Hilton, Selena Gomez, Madonna and Drew Barrymore – by scaling a fence in the exclusive gated community where Spears’ home is located.

He then climbed down a rocky slope to arrive at the blonde singer’s 20-acre property.

Walking up to Spears’ 12,464-square-foot Italian-style villa while capturing it on his cell phone camera, he exclaimed: ‘I’m Jason Alexander. The first man. I’m here to crash the wedding.’

Spears, 40, and Alexander - who grew up with Spears in Louisiana - married in 2004 in a 4am ceremony in Las Vegas, but the wedding was called off after just 55 hours. Here they are pictured shortly after the ceremony

Spears, 40, and Alexander - who grew up with Spears in Louisiana - married in 2004 in a 4am ceremony in Las Vegas, but the wedding was called off after just 55 hours. Here they are pictured shortly after the ceremony

Spears, 40, and Alexander – who grew up with Spears in Louisiana – married in 2004 in a 4am ceremony in Las Vegas, but the wedding was called off after just 55 hours. Here they are pictured shortly after the ceremony

Alexander, pictured here in a 2021 booking photo, was reportedly armed with a knife and box cutter when he visited Spears. He was arrested and pleaded not guilty to trespassing, battery and other charges. He is being held on $100,000 bail and faces five years in prison

Alexander, pictured here in a 2021 booking photo, was reportedly armed with a knife and box cutter when he visited Spears. He was arrested and pleaded not guilty to trespassing, battery and other charges. He is being held on $100,000 bail and faces five years in prison

Alexander, pictured here in a 2021 booking photo, was reportedly armed with a knife and box cutter when he visited Spears. He was arrested and pleaded not guilty to trespassing, battery and other charges. He is being held on $100,000 bail and faces five years in prison

He would then enter the wedding tent where the wedding would soon be held, shouting: ‘She is my first wife, she is my only wife.’

After fighting with Britney’s security guards, he was wrestled to the ground and later arrested – a struggle that a guest was able to capture on his own cellphone camera.

After the attack, Spears obtained a restraining order against her former beau, after she and Asghari told cops that Alexander was carrying a knife when he was arrested.

One of Britney’s security team also said that Alexander had entered and tried “several times” to open the singer’s locked bedroom door on the second floor of the mansion, where the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department later found a box cutter and other items belonging to Jason to confiscate

Alexander, 40, who live-streamed his attempt to crash the wedding, was 'armed with a knife' when he trespassed on the singer's $7 million property in California.

Alexander, 40, who live-streamed his attempt to crash the wedding, was 'armed with a knife' when he trespassed on the singer's $7 million property in California.

Alexander, 40, who live-streamed his attempt to crash the wedding, was 'armed with a knife' when he trespassed on the singer's $7 million property in California.

Alexander, 40, who live-streamed his attempt to crash the wedding, was 'armed with a knife' when he trespassed on the singer's $7 million property in California.

Alexander, 40, who live-streamed (pictured) his attempt to crash the wedding, was ‘armed with a knife’ when he trespassed on the singer’s $7 million property in California

At one point, Alexander entered the wedding tent that had been set up for the couple's wedding

At one point, Alexander entered the wedding tent that had been set up for the couple's wedding

Security personnel were never far behind

Security personnel were never far behind

At one stage, Alexander entered the wedding tent set up for the Spears’ nuptials (left), but security personnel were never far behind (right)

One of the security guards involved in the incident also received a restraining order against Alexander.

After his arrest, a judge ordered that he not be allowed to ‘contact, annoy, harass’ Spears and her new husband, a personal trainer from Iran, and not come within 100 yards of them for the next three years.

Alexander also faces a special enhancement charge that he dismissed earlier this month because he pleaded not guilty to the other offenses because he was on probation for an unrelated case out of Tennessee at the time of his alleged crimes in California.

He denied the allegation of the special indictment during that court hearing.

Uninvited: The Toxic hitmaker's ex - who allegedly broke into her home ahead of her wedding to Sam Asghari (right) - is facing felony stalking charges including trespassing and trespassing on private property, vandalism and battery for the failed infiltration

Uninvited: The Toxic hitmaker's ex - who allegedly broke into her home ahead of her wedding to Sam Asghari (right) - is facing felony stalking charges including trespassing and trespassing on private property, vandalism and battery for the failed infiltration

Uninvited: The Toxic hitmaker’s ex – who allegedly broke into her home ahead of her wedding to Sam Asghari (right) – is facing felony stalking charges including trespassing and trespassing on private property, vandalism and battery for the failed infiltration

If he makes the bond, Alexander would not purchase or possess any firearms or other dangerous weapons, and any he already owns would have to be surrendered.

Alexander also has an outstanding warrant from 2016 in Napa County, Northern California, accusing him of stealing a $2,000 sapphire and diamond bracelet from a woman who rented him a room, and later selling it for $180 pledge

He will then appear in court on August 15, after which lawyers will compile evidence against Alexander in preparation for his trial.

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