It’s not uncommon for fans to want to get their hands on something that a celebrity once owned. Even the most mundane things are sold for outrageous amounts just because a famous person used them. Fans have spent big bucks on items like used jackets, worn shoes, and even leftover food. But you might be surprised to learn that Britney Spears’ alleged pregnancy test was stolen from a trash can and sold for $5,001.
The pop star recently announced a devastating loss following her pregnancy announcement
Britney Spears and her fiancé Sam Asghari announced last April that they are expecting a baby. The couple, engaged since 2021, couldn’t have been more excited.
At the time, Asghari posted a sweet message on Instagram: “Marriage and children are a natural part of a strong relationship filled with love and respect. Fatherhood is something I’ve always looked forward to.”
The two were over the moon about being parents and Spears, who already has two children with ex Kevin Federline, said she would “protect her privacy”.
However, things took a turn for the worse when the pop star announced that she had miscarried.
Britney Spears’ pregnancy test has sold thousands of copies
A positive pregnancy test is something many couples look forward to and often take pictures to commemorate the happy moment. But then they usually throw the tests in the trash. Even celebrities throw them away. But as the saying goes: One person’s rubbish is another’s treasure.
According to CNN Money, in 2005, Britney Spears took a pregnancy test and disposed of the stick in a trash can in her and then-husband Kevin Federline’s room at a Los Angeles hotel. Someone reportedly fished the positive test out of the dumpster, and an Ottawa music station, Hot 89.9, with a personal connection to the hotel acquired it. The radio station then sold the pregnancy test to online casino GoldenPalace.com for $5,001.
The stunt was definitely weird, but in a generous gesture, the broadcaster donated the proceeds to two charities – the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation and the Easter Seal Society.
Britney Spears’ pregnancy test isn’t the only weird celebrity memento
Many fans might be shocked to learn that anyone would pay for a used pregnancy test, even one that belonged to one of pop’s most famous stars. Even more surprising, however, are other strange celebrity memorabilia that have sold for more money than you can imagine.
According to HuffPost, Scarlett Johansson’s autographed, used handkerchief has sold for $5,300 after the Black Widow actor caught a cold from fellow Marvel player Samuel L. Jackson.
Someone also paid over $1,000 for Justin Timberlake’s leftover French toast, and another fan paid $40,668 for a strand of Justin Bieber’s hair. John Lennon’s tooth fetched $31,200 at auction.
And while it may seem odd, James Blunt successfully ‘sold’ his sister on eBay after the singer-songwriter felt nauseous that she was unable to attend a funeral in Ireland due to lack of transport. He placed an ad that read, “damsel in distress seeks knight in shining armour! I am dying to come to a funeral in southern Ireland, please help!” The buyer not only flew Blunt’s sister to her location in a private jet, but eventually became her husband.
It seems that money can buy almost anything.
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