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Justin Timberlake Talks About Famous Exes Jessica Biel, Britney Spears in Vanity Fair

Justin Timberlake
Vanity Fair

Justin Timberlake, who recently closed out this year’s ‘Saturday Night Live’ with the season’s funniest episode, is featured in the new issue of Vanity Fair, which hits stands on June 2 in New York and L.A. and on June 7 everywhere else. JT gives up a little dirt about his famous exes, namely actress Jessica Biel, from whom he split in March, and Britney Spears, whose virginity many speculated that he took when they dated!

“She is the single-handedly most significant person in my life,” Justin Timberlake said about Biel. It’s a sweeping statement, especially for someone he is no longer involved with. “In my 30 years, she is the most special person, O.K.? … I don’t want to say much more, because I have to protect things that are dear to me — for instance, her.” Point taken. But we’re still curious as to why they split.

While Timberlake and Biel split after a lengthy, and seemingly stable relationship, the pop star said that he’s got family on the mind. He did admit that “as little as six months ago I wouldn’t have even thought about that, but now it feels like a closer planet orbiting around.” He’s not exactly sold on the institution of marriage, though, saying, “I think the mistake is that people commit to who that person is right then and not the person they’re going to become. That’s the art of staying together, is changing together. When you say it like that, it seems damn near impossible, right?” Timberlake is as smart as he is talented and hilarious. Come on, did you see ‘3-Way (The Golden Rule),’ his digital short with Lady Gaga and Andy Samberg on the ‘SNL’ finale?

Timberlake, whose other bevy of famous exes include actress Cameron Diaz and Brit Brit, rationalized why celebrities date. It’s simple physics: Like attracts like! “Why do you think we wind up dating each other, and feeling more comfortable around each other? We understand what it’s like. ‘Oh, thank God — finally, somebody who knows how I feel.’ It’s refuge,” he said.

Even though JT and Brit Brit are a thing of the past, the press still remembers their time together. But the exes haven’t spoken in nearly a decade. “I wish her the best — that goes without saying. We haven’t spoken in nine or 10 years,” JT confesses. He also views the relationship with the benefit of 20/20 hindsight, saying that they were destined to split, due to circumstances like their shared fame. “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 said. “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.”

JT looks back at the period fondly, saying, “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 about his formative 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.”

Music has taken a back seat for Timberlake while he acts, something he does very well. “I wouldn’t say I’m not going to put out another [album]. I would say that would be a bad bet, if you were betting. But I could see myself only doing one more big tour,” he admitted. His last album, ‘Future Sex/Love Sounds,’ bowed in 2006.

His next film is ‘Friends With Benefits’ with the stunning Mila Kunis and ‘Bad Teacher’ with Diaz!

Watch the ’3-Way (The Golden Rule)’ ‘SNL’ Digital Short Featuring Justin Timberlake

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