It was in the early 1990s, on the set of the American show The Mickey Mouse Club, that Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears met for the first time. Respectively aged 12 and 11, they are only children, but already get along wonderfully. Their bond is such that it makes Ryan Gosling jealous, also a member of the Mickey Mouse Club and totally under the spell of Britney. After their appearance on the show, Justin and Britney keep in touch and see each other regularly.
When the handsome kid offers the pretty blonde to play the first part of one of the concerts of his boy band NSYNC, in 1998, the singer does not hesitate for a second. Behind the scenes, the two stars succumb to temptation. As their careers soar, their love story takes off. A power couple is born. Young, beautiful and carefree, Justin and Britney live their romance in broad daylight. The lovebirds take advantage of each event, concert or official outing, to show their happiness.
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In 2001, they made an appearance at the American Music Awards with their matching outfits “total look jeans”. “You do a lot of things when you’re young and in love,” said Justin, a few years later, about this cult “matching outfit”. Also in 2001, Justin and Britney triggered fan hysteria by resuming Walk this Way as a duo, during the Super Bowl halftime.
In the city as on the stage, the two favorite idols of teenage girls are in harmony. Britney even tells The Observer magazine that she loves Justin with all her heart. In 2002, Britney will however break Justin’s heart. The NSYNC singer learns in the press that his beauty is cheating on him with choreographer Wade Robson. Whoops ! Injured, even humiliated, Justin decides to leave the singer.
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Their breakup will inspire him to the very melancholy song Cry Me a River, which serves as an outlet and launches his solo career. A year later, in her title Everytime, Britney asks her forgiveness for all the harm she has done him. But his ex-boyfriend is already multiplying the conquests. In 2007, he met the actress Jessica Biel, who would become his wife and the mother of his sons: Silas and Phineas. After her divorce from Kevin Federline, the father of her two sons, Britney, for her part, found love in the arms of Sam Asghari, her sports coach.
Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake © BESTIMAGE