The St. Monica Catholic Church is on the defensive after Britney Spears claimed the house of prayer wouldn’t allow her and husband Sam Asghari to get married there.
A rep for the Santa Monica, Calif., church told TMZWednesday that they checked their records and Spears never visited the church, nor did she ask them to host her nuptials.
However, the church rep did admit that at least one spouse has to be Catholic in order to tie the knot in the house of worship.
The spokesperson reportedly explained that the photo Spears had posted was captured from a live stream and was not a pic she snapped herself. The church reportedly knows the couple getting married in the photo, a wedding that Spears had not attended.
The “Toxic” singer, who was raised Baptist and has also studied Kabbalah, had taken to social media to post a photo of the interior of the church and claimed that she wanted to marry there, but wasn’t allowed because she isn’t Catholic and they also require a test.
“This is where I originally wanted to get married during COVID !!!!” the pop star captioned a since-deleted photo of the church on Instagram Tuesday. “I wanted to go every Sunday … it’s beautiful and they said it was temporarily shut down due to COVID !!!! Then 2 years later when I wanted to get married there they said I had to be catholic and go through TEST !!!!”
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