Once upon a time, Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears seemed like the perfect couple . Alas, the relationship between talented peers ended in separation. But only recently it became clear that Britney’s fans were in the dark about the true reasons for her breakup with Justin for more than 20 years. All these years, the public believed that Spears cheated on Timberlake and thereby destroyed their relationship. But in Britney’s book of memoirs, which was published on October 24, a completely different picture is depicted!
Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears: the breakup of the century
Let us remember that Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears first met while filming together on one of the Disney TV shows. Then the future stars were only 12 years old ! Later, young Britney began her musical career by performing as the opening act for the youth group ‘N Sync, whose lead singer was Justin.
The joint creative process quickly developed into a romantic relationship . The couple’s fans admired their idols. Older audiences wondered if Justin and Britney really had feelings for each other. However, mutual acquaintances of the musicians assured that the couple’s relationship was not a marketing ploy.
Proposal and separation
At the end of 2001, Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears already lived in the same mansion and went out in public exclusively together. Things were moving confidently towards the wedding . Justin’s gift to Britney of a ring worth $100,000 only incited the couple’s fans. Alas, the musician’s gift never became a symbol of his union with Spears.
In 2002, the lovers unexpectedly separated . Fans were not told the exact cause of the incident. Shortly after breaking up with Britney, Timberlake released the song “Cry Me A River,” which he dedicated to Spears. In addition, Justin more than once or twice subsequently mentioned in interviews that the singer broke his heart.
Having compared two and two, the public came to a simple conclusion : Britney’s betrayal was to blame! The first blow to this point of view was dealt only in 2021, when Spears released an autobiographical documentary. In it, the woman directly accused her former lover of using their tragedy for personal “promotion.”
Note that Justin did not object to Britney . On the contrary, Spears made a public apology and strongly supported the protracted process of liberation from the tutelage of his tyrant father. But Timberlake’s current reaction was completely different. It’s not surprising, since revelations from Britney’s autobiographical book threaten to ruin the singer’s entire life.
In her book, Britney Spears claims that the long-standing breakup was due to the inability to tolerate Justin’s behavior . Timberlake, they say, forced the singer who became pregnant from him to get rid of the fetus. And after that he also got into the habit of cheating on Britney. Stunned fans unleashed a real wave of hate on Justin. Now Timberlake is preparing to sue his former lover. And we will finally have the opportunity to find out what really happened then, more than 20 years ago.