Justin Timberlake sat down for an interview with Vanity Fair magazine and among the topics discussed, JT opened up about his ex-girlfriend Britney Spears. Back in the day, Britney and Justin were THE young celebrity couple that ruled the pop music scene and now, all these years after their time together, Justin is opening up a wee bit about that time of his life. Read on to hear what JT has to say about our dear Britney Spears.
Of his arguably most famous ex-girlfriend, Britney Spears, Timberlake tells Grigoriadis, “I wish her the best—that goes without saying. We haven’t spoken in 9 or 10 years.” The former child star says that most of his and Spears’s relationship was based on circumstance, but had no chance for the long term. “We were two birds of the same feather—small-town kids, doing the same thing. But then you become adults, and the way you were as kids doesn’t make any sense. I won’t speak on her, but at least for me, I was a totally different person,” he says. “I just don’t think we were normal; there was nothing normal about our existence. We spent way too much time being the biggest thing for teenyboppers.” “It was exciting that we were having so much success and we could do whatever we wanted. And I mean that about everybody: Backstreet Boys, ’NSync, Britney, Christina,” Timberlake says of his early years as a pop idol. “At that time, we could literally go, ‘Oh, man, let’s go to Bali,’ and we’d be on a plane to Bali. We were little kids with big toys. You do the math—that’s not going to last.” Some very big toys, indeed, as Timberlake recalls that on the set of The All-New Mickey Mouse Club, “Ryan [Gosling] and I used to steal golf carts and go driving in the middle of the park to get milk shakes, and we never got in trouble for it. We thought we were big shit.”
Man … those were the days. I used to think it was so odd that these pop celebrities of the late 90s/early 00s didn’t’ keep in touch over the years but I imagine it’s very much like a high school thing for them. I surely don’t keep in touch with many of the people I went to high school with even tho we spent all those years together and were very much friends back then. It is a bit sad to think that JT and Britney haven’t spoken in about 10 years. They were the perfect couple but, alas, it wasn’t meant to be. I do love Justin for staying classy and for finally having Britney‘s back. That group of young celebs really went thru a lot. It’s nice to see them all grown up as fairly reasonable adults.