Britney Spears is shedding mild on how her relationship with Justin Timberlake got here to an finish in her new memoir, The Girl in Me.
Spears, 41, particulars getting a “textual content message” from Timberlake, 42, whereas she was on set filming a music video, an insider confirms to Us Weekly. Spears recollects feeling “clinically in shock” and “devastated” by how Timberlake pulled the plug on their relationship after three years collectively. Spears subsequently traveled again residence to Louisiana, the place Timberlake visited her with a handwritten letter that he framed.
“I used to be comatose in Louisiana, and he was fortunately operating round Hollywood,” she added, in accordance with an excerpt from The New York Instances, which was posted on Thursday, October 19.
Spears’ ebook, which is about to be launched on Tuesday, October 24, addresses the pop star’s ups and downs through the years. In an excerpt from the memoir shared by Folks, Spears opened up about having an abortion earlier than her break up from Timberlake.
“However Justin positively wasn’t completely satisfied concerning the being pregnant. He mentioned we weren’t able to have a child in our lives, that we had been method too younger,” she wrote. “I’m positive individuals will hate me for this, however I agreed to not have the infant. I don’t know if that was the correct determination. If it had been left as much as me alone, I by no means would have accomplished it. And but Justin was so positive that he didn’t wish to be a father.”
The previous couple dated from 1999 to 2002 after assembly on the set of The Mickey Mouse Membership. After their breakup, Timberlake raised eyebrows with the music video for his hit single “Cry Me a River,” which seemingly hinted that Spears was untrue.
Earlier than Spears revisited their previous in her ebook, Timberlake issued a public apology to his ex for a way he could have performed a job within the destructive consideration she obtained within the highlight.
“I’m deeply sorry for the instances in my life the place my actions contributed to the issue, the place I spoke out of flip, or didn’t communicate up for what was proper,” he wrote in an announcement shared through Instagram in February 2021 following the discharge of the New York Instances documentary Releasing Britney Spears. “The business is flawed. It units males, particularly white males, up for fulfillment. It’s designed this manner.”
Timberlake famous he nonetheless has “respect” for Spears regardless of feeling like he “failed” her, including, “As a person in a privileged place I’ve to be vocal about this. Due to my ignorance, I didn’t acknowledge it for all that it was whereas it was occurring in my very own life however I don’t wish to ever profit from others being pulled down once more. I can do higher and I’ll do higher.”
Forward of The Girl In Me’s debut, a supply completely instructed Us that Timberlake was “not going to be completely satisfied” with the ebook as a result of Spears went “after him arduous.” A second insider, in the meantime, clarified that Spears is solely sharing her reality.
“It’s not Britney’s intention to skewer anybody. She’s simply going to relay the info from her perspective,” the second supply continued.
The Girl in Me hits cabinets on Tuesday, October 24.