Britney Spears is losing her battle with religion.
The pop star kicked off a feud with the Catholic church last week after indicating she wanted to get married at the St. Monica Catholic Church in Santa Monica, Calif. However, she was seemingly told she couldn't tie the knot there for a variety of reasons, including the fact that she's not Catholic, which is a requirement.
While lamenting the perceived snub, a rep for the church retorted and said Britney never visited the place of worship, and records show that she never asked permission to marry there.
Her bluff theoretically called, Britney is now attempting to clarify her stance by muddied the waters. In an Instagram post, she insists she never lied about the church request, but also implies that she never personally asked the church permission to marry there.
The "Toxic" singer admits to getting "backlash" after her post, which has since been taken down.
"I'm writing this because the church said I never asked," she said. "I hired a wedding planner who has done Madonna's wedding and plenty more … he was extremely expensive and yes my first request was to get married in that church pictured."
Britney, who was raised Southern Baptist but has also studied Kabbalah, claims she sent her planner a cell phone picture of a wedding taking place at the church, indicating that she wanted to use the venue to marry Sam Asghari.
"I was told 6 weeks later … I could not get married there!!!," she wrote. "During the 2 years of Covid, I also wanted to go there … I was told no due to the pandemic … it's not a big deal, but I don't like being called a liar when their church says I never asked!!!"
Britney and Sam ended up tying the knot in the backyard of her home in June. The nuptials were attended by Paris Hilton, Selena Gomez, Drew Barrymore, Madonna and more.