The singer, 40, reveals the "Toxic" star was so upset after exchanging vows in a quickie Las Vegas ceremony to childhood friend Jason Alexander he felt he had to do something drastic to cheer her up.
"She wouldn't stop crying and I was like, 'I'm gay' - and it made her stop crying," he recalled during a Monday night (July 22) appearance on TV show "Watch What Happens Live". "She chuckled."
Hours later, Britney's wedding at the Little White Wedding Chapel was annulled.
"It was me being silly, being rebellious," Spears told E! News later that year, before she married backup dancer Kevin Federline, the father of her two sons Preston, 13, and Jayden, 12.