The star reportedly hints that a wedding is on the cards as early as next year...

BRITNEY SPEARS has reportedly hinted at plans to marry boyfriend, N SYNC star JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, in 2002.

According to today’s News Of The World newspaper (November 4), Spears said she would like to tie the knot next year, although it depends on the pair’s busy work schedules.

She commented: “I love Justin and want to spend the rest of my life with him. I want to grow old with him.

“I couldn’t ask for a kinder and lovelier boyfriend. We are going to get married. We were thinking about next year but it all depends on our schedules really”.

Spears releases her new album, ‘Britney’, tomorrow (November 5).