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.

Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake
Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake at the 2001 American Music Awards

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.

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Statements by Timberlake after breaking up with the Princess of Pop

Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears
Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears

In another interview with Hot 97 via, Justin Timberlake talked about his intimacy with Britney Spears. When further asked if he had  “oral intercourse” with Spears, he answered,

“I did it. I’m dirty. I’m in so much damn trouble, man. I’m going to get calls from my mother!”

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Britney Spears called out Timberlake for using their breakup to boost his career

Princess of pop
Britney Spears

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?

Timberlake with wife Jessica Biel
Timberlake with wife Jessica Biel

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.

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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.

Source: Chrone / ABC News

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