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Posted at 5:34 PM ET, 11/ 7/2006

Britney and K-Fed, a Timeline

By Liz Kelly

A quick guide to the Spears-Federline ups and downs over the past two years.

Spears performs in 2004. (AP)

Jan. 3, 2004: Britney Spears marries childhood pal Jason Alexander in a late-night Las Vegas ceremony. An annulment was granted two days later.

May 2004: Spears admits she's dating former back-up dancer Kevin Federline.

June 27, 2004: Spears reportedly pays for her own five-karat engagement ring. [Source]

Sept. 18, 2004: Spears and Federline marry in "secret ceremony" in California. Guests dine on chicken wings, ribs, mini cheeseburgers, crab cakes and Waldorf salad. The couple honeymoons in Louisiana and Fiji.

Spring 2005: Reality show "Britney and Kevin: Chaotic," chronicling Spears's and Federline's pre-marriage romance while touring in 2004, airs on UPN.

Sept. 14, 2005: Spears gives birth to son Sean Preston.

Britney and K-Fed in February 2006. (AP)

Feb. 2006: Britney is photographed driving with baby Sean Preston on her lap.

March 2006: Spears makes a surprise appearance on "Will & Grace" and announces her second pregnancy on the "Late Show with David Letterman."

April 21, 2006: Britney is conspicuously absent from K-Fed's Vegas listening party for his upcoming album. She's spotted about town with her new "manny."

May 20, 2006: Cryptic poem posted to Spears's Web site: "No more chains/ That you gave me/ Enough of pain."

May 26, 2006: K-Fed reportedly banished to the basement.

June 2006: Spears appears on Dateline to refute reports of bad parenting and trouble in her marriage. Still, amid continued rumors of an impending split, Celebritology readers vote overwhelmingly for Spears to leave Federline.

July 2006: Spears likens herself to the mysterious tiger in a second cryptic posting on her Web site.

August 2006: Spears poses nude for cover of Harper's Bazaar magazine.

Aug. 20, 2006: A beaming and very pregnant Spears introduces K-Fed's musical debut at the Teen Choice Awards.

Sept. 12, 2006: Spears gives birth to second son, Sutton Pierce Jayden James.

Oct. 12, 2006: Federline makes his acting debut as a street punk on "CSI."

Oct. 31, 2006: Federline's first album, "Playing With Fire," debuts amidst reports of low concert turnout.

Nov. 6, 2006: A lean, toned Spears makes another surprise visit to "Late Show with David Letterman."

Nov. 7, 2006: Spears files for divorce.

By Liz Kelly  | November 7, 2006; 5:34 PM ET
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