Known as the golden couple of the late 90s and early 2000s, Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake made various headlines together. The duo met while filming Disney’s The Mickey Mouse Club in 1992, but did not confirm their romance until 1999. Creating an iconic moment, the duo also appeared in matching all-denim outfits at the American Music Awards in 2001. After breaking up, Justin Timberlake also released a song titled, Cry Me a River, which was about the breakup and the hope that the two would get back together.
As one of the industry’s promising stars, the speculated reason for the breakup was media pressure and Britney Spears’s alleged infidelity. During an interview with Barbara Walters, Justin Timberlake gave various insights into his relationship. He revealed the first thing he looks at is a woman’s mouth.
Statements by Timberlake after breaking up with the Princess of Pop
“I did it. I’m dirty. I’m in so much damn trouble, man. I’m going to get calls from my mother!”
Britney Spears called out Timberlake for using their breakup to boost his career
A documentary on Spears titled, Framing Britney Spears, showed how Timberlake used their breakup to boost his career. Following the controversy, the Cry Me A River singer received a lot of backlash over his treatment of his ex-girlfriend. The backlash led Justin Timberlake to post an apology on Instagram. The post responded to all the “messages, tags, comments, and concerns”.
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What is the ex-couple up to now?
Nearly two decades into their relationship and subsequent break-up, it seems both singers have moved ahead in their respective lives. Britney Spears is married to Sam Asghari, amidst controversies of her feud with her ex-husband, Kevin Federline, and Justin Timberlake is spending quality time with his wife, actress Jessica Biel, and two sons, Silas and Phineas.
Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears’ The Mickey Mouse Club is streaming on Disney+. Whereas, the documentary, Framing Britney Spears is available on Amazon Prime Video.