Britney gets engaged to dancer beau -- The injury-sidelined singer plans to wed Kevin Federline, her boyfriend of two months

By Gary Susman
Updated June 25, 2004 at 04:00 AM EDT
Britney Spears and Kevin Federline: BS555/ZBP/ZUMA Press

Oops, she did it again. For the second time this year, Britney Spears has given J. Lo a run for her money and gotten engaged. This time, she’s been linked to the guy for more than a few hours; in fact, she’s been dating Kevin Federline for a good two months. People reports that Spears and Federline are officially engaged, and Reuters cites confirmation of the impending nuptials from Spears’ publicist and from her label, Jive Records. It’ll be the second marriage for Spears, 22 (who notoriously wed hometown pal Jason Alexander for 55 hours in a spontaneous Las Vegas hitching in January), and the first for Federline, 26, who is coming off a four-year relationship with ”Moesha” actress Shar Jackson, who is the mother of his two-year-old daughter and is about to give birth to his second child.

Spears has been frequently photographed over the last two months canoodling in public with Federline. He was with her earlier this month during the video shoot where she injured her knee during a dance move, forcing the cancellation of the rest of her Onyx Hotel tour. Just last week, Spears’ reps were professing not to know whether the two were engaged, despite a report in the New York Post quoting friends of the couple as saying they were on their way down the aisle. No word yet on a wedding date or venue, but we bet Vegas is off the list.