Justin Timberlake appears to be sick of being asked about his ex-girlfriend, pop sensation Britney Spears. In the early 2000s, the “Mickey Mouse Club” stars dated, with one of them famously donning a couple’s Canadian tuxedo red carpet outfit in 2001. In 2002, the musical duo called it quits. In the aftermath of the blockbuster New York Times documentary “Framing Britney Spears,” the “Cry Me a River” singer has recently been under fire for maligning and insulting his ex-girlfriend in songs and the media at the time. “I am truly sorry for the moments in my life where my actions contributed to the situation, where I talked out of turn, or did not speak up for what was right,” he said in a public apology to the “Baby One More Time” singer in 2021.
Spears has now moved on with fiancé Sam Asghari, revealing her pregnancy on Instagram on April 11 (via US Today). Even her ex-husband Kevin Federline, with whom she shares two sons, Sean and Jayden, congratulated her. “He wishes her the best for a joyful, healthy pregnancy and congratulates her and Sam Asghari as they plan for the excitement of fatherhood together,” Federline’s lawyer told NBC News.
Timberlake, who is married to actress Jessica Biel, does not appear to be as enthusiastic about the news. The “Sexyback” crooner was approached by paparazzi on the street and asked his thoughts on Spears’ pregnancy announcement, which he did not enjoy.
A paparazzo approached Justin Timberlake on the street in a new video shared to social media by the GossipBae account, through Youtube, and asked him a question concerning Britney Spears’ pregnancy news. Timberlake retaliates, “Put an end to it! Get out of here! “and shakes a hand in the face of the videographer Timberlake acknowledges he’s fiercely stomping as he and a companion ascend the stairs to a doorway, yelling back to the paparazzi, “Ya got me stomp walking!”
Fans have noted out on social media that he could have graciously expressed their congrats, and that his unwillingness to do so is noteworthy. His reply, however, could be part of his effort to avoid all things “Britney”-related since she slammed him on Instagram in March. According to The Daily Beast, the “Toxic” singer had a discussion with Jesus, who told her, “Your ex… served with his first album under your name alleging you did him dirty!!!!” According to a source close to Timberlake, he isn’t interested in talking about his ex-girlfriend, saying, “In the recent past, he has made remarks about her… Since he has moved on since they broke up twenty years ago, he isn’t going to immerse himself into any of her recent thoughts and will keep away from any social postings she makes or anything else she says.”