The love story between Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears sweetly began on The Mickey Mouse Club but ended on a sour note.
They were the couple of dreams, but now disturbing details of their relationship have leaked.
In her forthcoming memoir “The Woman Inside Me,” Britney Spears reveals more and more of her untold stories, including one that has made headlines about her pregnancy and subsequent abortion with Justin Timberlake.
She writes about how she got pregnant in 2000 but had to terminate the pregnancy because the *NSYNC star didn’t want to be a father. The couple was together from 1999 to 2002, and she described the agonizing decision to end the pregnancy when they were both 19 years old.
While she wanted to have a child and dreamt of starting a family with Justin, he was not ready for the responsibilities of parenthood and felt they were too young.
“It was a surprise, but it wasn’t a tragedy for me. I loved Justin so much. I always expected that we would have a family together, maybe much earlier than I anticipated. But he said we weren’t ready to have a child in our lives, that we were too young. I’m sure people will hate me for this, but I agreed to not have the baby. I don’t know if it was the right decision. If it were solely up to me, I would never have done it. But Justin was so certain that he didn’t want to be a father,” Britney wrote in a part of the book released by People magazine.
Britney says the abortion was one of the most painful things she has ever experienced in her life, and she will reveal all the details in her memoir, set to be published on October 24th.
Although devastated by the loss, Britney later had two children, now aged 18 and 17, with her ex-husband Kevin Federline. Justin, on the other hand, has an 8-year-old son and a 2-year-old son with his wife, actress Jessica Biel.
This news comes after recent speculations that Justin is worried about what Britney will reveal about their romance in her upcoming memoir.
“He’s very curious about what she will disclose about their relationship. It’s eating at him. This is Britney finally getting a chance to tell her empowering story, and that’s all it is,” said an anonymous source to Page Six.
Justin and Britney dated as teenagers after meeting on The Mickey Mouse Club and became a beloved celebrity duo. They abruptly split in 2002, and rumors of infidelity quickly surfaced. Following their breakup, Justin’s career soared. Albums and songs were marketed with the narrative that she had broken his heart, and even in the music video for his hit song “Cry Me A River” in 2002, he hired a lookalike of Britney while she faced public scrutiny over their breakup.