• The Catholic Church clapped back at Britney Spear's allegations that they refused to host her wedding
  • The pop star shared a since-deleted Instagram post of the St. Monica Church in Los Angeles, saying she "wanted" to marry there
  • Spears married long-term partner Sam Asghari in June at their Thousand Oaks home in California

A Catholic Church in Los Angles clapped back at Britney Spears for her false allegations claiming they refused to host her wedding.

On Wednesday, the 40-year-old “Princess of Pop” took to Instagram to share her frustrations about not being able to have her wedding in her dream location. She posted a picture of the altar that was reportedly from the St. Monica Catholic Church, according to TMZ.

The caption in the since-deleted post read, “This is where I originally wanted to get married during COVID. I wanted to go every Sunday. It’s beautiful, and they said it was temporarily shut down due to COVID.”

She continued, “Then 2 years later when I wanted to get married there, they said I had to be catholic and go through TEST!!! Isn't church supposed to be open to all???”

An unnamed representative from the church told TMZ that upon checking their records, the “Toxic” singer “never” personally visited the church or inquired about having the wedding there. They also noted that it was a requirement for “at least” one spouse to be Catholic since it was a “ground rule” across the board.

The representative added that the post made by Spears, which captured an ongoing wedding, was from a live stream and was not taken on her own. Spears reportedly did not attend the wedding, and the church knew the couple in the said post.

While the post may have been deleted, social media users took to Twitter to express their non-filtered reactions to the news. Many questioned the pop singer’s religion and advised her to “read” about the Catholic religion.

“She’s wrong here! Flat out… She needs to read about [the] Catholic religion [and] stop bitching. Not all religion is the same,” one user wrote.

Another commented, “Drag them for what though? One spouse does need to be Catholic, and there are certain 'classes' if you will you leading up to the marriage, but that’s not just a Britney thing, that’s an everybody thing wishing to be married in the Catholic Church.”

The replies were in response to a tweet by Twitter user @alloveranthony, who shared the deleted post with the caption, “Britney Spears’ newest target, the Catholic Church. Draggg them!”

According to a report by Newsweek in 2020, Spears addressed her religion through an Instagram Q&A, saying that she was going “back and forth” between religions. The pop sensation grew up as a Baptist but studied Kabbalist teachings in the 2000s.

In 2021, CNN political commentator Steve Cortes shared via Twitter a screenshot of the since-deleted Instagram post of Spears wearing a blue floral dress. It subtly announced in the caption that she was “Catholic now.”

The tweet said, “Britney Spears announces that she attended mass and is Catholic. Fantastic!”

Since then, news about the pop star’s religion had died down, and fans assumed that she had already converted to Catholicism without official confirmation.

Despite not having the wedding of her dreams, Spears happily married long-term partner Sam Asghari in an intimate ceremony held at their home in Thousand Oaks, California. Guests who attended were famous Hollywood personalities, including Madonna, Selena Gomez, Paris Hilton, and many more.

Britney Spears, shown here in 2019, has indicated she would like to have another child and has plans to wed her boyfriend Sam Asghari
Britney Spears, shown here in 2019, has indicated she would like to have another child and has plans to wed her boyfriend Sam Asghari AFP / VALERIE MACON