Pop beauty Britney Spears kept her fiance KEVIN FEDERLINE anxiously waiting for two weeks before responding to his marriage proposal.

The TOXIC star - who rushed into marrying school pal Jason Alexander in January (04) before having their union annulled 55 hours later - was reportedly eager to seek her mother LYNNE's advice on Federline's romantic gesture, forcing the hunky dancer to wait for her decision.

A source tells Britain's HEAT magazine, "She told Britney to think about her reputation.

"Lynne said she would only give her full support if Britney waited until the end of the year to accept. Britney agreed to get her mum off her back."

However, Britney was so excited about Federline's proposal, she only managed to wait two weeks before accepting. They plan to wed in November (04).

08/07/2004 02:22