London, Sept 5 : The man who took Britney Spears' 'cherry' was not any of her popular boyfriends, but a lesser known teenage American football star Reg Jones.
The 6ft tall college "sports jock" was the pop diva's first real boyfriend, and according to reports, it was to him, that the 'Toxic' star lost her virginity at the age of 14.
The now 26-year-old pop star met the 17-year-old football captain at Parklane Academy in McCombs when she was just 14.
"We were madly in love and Britney was very passionate. I'd often stay over at her house and we'd fool around like any young couple," The Daily Star quoted Reg, as saying.
He added: "Although there was a couple of years difference in our age, it didn't seem to matter. She was everything a boy could have wanted - great-looking, always laughing and liked by everyone.
"One time she called me from Los Angeles, saying: 'Guess who I've just beaten at ping-pong? Leo DiCaprio.' How do you compete with that?"
However, Britney broke Reg's heart by leaving him on Christmas Day for Justin Timberlake, also called "The Trousersnake".
"Devastated" by the split, the promising football ace joined the US Navy and later worked as a barman in his hometown of McComb, Mississippi.
According to pals, his most prized possessions are a series of photographs of the then Mickey Mouse Club star including one of her in just a black bra.
While Reg never really went public about her relationship with Spears, it was Britney's mum Lynne, 53, who blew their cover in her book 'Through The Storm'.
In fact, Britney has also admitted: "I was really head-over-heels in love. I don't think I'll ever love somebody like that again. I was sure I was going to marry this guy."