In her upcoming memoir, The Girl in Me, Spears, 41, recalled the best way Timberlake, 42, tried to consolation her after she terminated her being pregnant. Spears wrote that Timberlake “thought possibly music would assist,” an insider solely confirmed to Us Weekly. As Spears lay “crying and sobbing” on the toilet ground, Timberlake strummed his guitar.
Earlier this week, Spears revealed in an excerpt from the guide that she bought pregnant throughout her romance with Timberlake, which lasted from 1999 to 2002. “However Justin undoubtedly wasn’t comfortable in regards to the being pregnant,” Spears wrote within the extract, which was printed by Individuals on Tuesday, October 17. “He stated we weren’t able to have a child in our lives, that we had been approach too younger.”
Spears went on to say that she determined to terminate the being pregnant as a result of her then-boyfriend wasn’t able to grow to be a mother or father.
“I’m certain individuals will hate me for this, however I agreed to not have the infant,” she wrote. “I don’t know if that was the correct choice. If it had been left as much as me alone, I by no means would have carried out it. And but Justin was so certain that he didn’t wish to be a father.”
Spears went on to welcome sons Preston, 18, and Sean, 17, with ex-husband Kevin Federline, whom she divorced in 2007.
Timberlake and Spears had been 17 and 18, respectively, after they started courting after assembly as youngsters on the set of The All-New Mickey Mouse Membership. After the pair’s 2002 break up, Timberlake hinted on his single “Cry Me a River” that Spears had been untrue throughout their relationship.
Following the discharge of the 2021 documentary Framing Britney Spears, Timberlake publicly apologized for his alleged function within the unfavorable narrative that surrounded Spears within the years following their break up.
“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 a press release shared by way of Instagram in February 2021. “The business is flawed. It units males, particularly white males, up for achievement. It’s designed this fashion.”
Timberlake particularly famous that he “failed” Spears, including that he nonetheless has “respect” for her. “As a person in a privileged place I’ve to be vocal about this,” he continued. “Due to my ignorance, I didn’t acknowledge it for all that it was whereas it was taking place 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.”
Us Weekly has reached out to Timberlake’s staff for remark.
The Girl in Me hits cabinets on Tuesday, October 24.