Whatever Happened To The Hot Astronaut In Britney’s "Oops… I Did It Again" Video?

He did really, really well for himself.

1. It’s no secret that Britney’s “Oops… I Did It Again” video is iconic.

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2. In large part, that’s thanks to the unforgettable interlude in which a hot astronaut gifts Brit the Titanic necklace.

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3. Yep, this hot astronaut.

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4. She was skeptical at first, but just LOOK at that smile.


Look at it.

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5. The astronaut guy made her laugh and brought her joy. Maybe he was her soulmate.



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6. Alas, by video’s end, Brit Brit broke his heart.



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7. The astronaut’s real name is Eli Swanson. At the turn of the millennium he was a model, working for brands like Ralph Lauren, Nike, and Adidas.

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8. Well, he’s 38 now. And he’s a DOCTOR. Not only a doctor, actually. He’s a SURGEON.

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9. BuzzFeed requested comment from Dr. Swanson through an employee of his practice. He’s yet to return the request, probably because he’s busy being a DOCTOR. But here’s what we do know about what he’s been up to since “Oops”:

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10. He graduated from Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2006.



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11. And after a residency and fellowship, he’s now working as a trauma surgeon in Phoenix.

He saves lives, and this is what we imagine he looks like every day.

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12. So if you’re in the Phoenix area and happen to break your ankle, now you know whom to see for help.

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13. Mystery solved.

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