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Justin Timberlake Opens Up About Britney Spears Breakup

In the late 90s to the early 2000s, music stars, Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears used to be an adorable celebrity couple everyone wanted to be like until they broke up.

37-year-old Justin Timberlake in his new book, Hindsight: And All The Things I Can’t See in Front of Me has revealed some of the details of surrounding the classic song, Cry Me A River, which he wrote in reaction to him and Spear’s split.

According to the Grammy award-winning singer, he wrote the song just two hours after he called it quits with 36-year-old Britney Spears.

Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears as a couple | Getty Images

Prior to now, there have been long-standing rumours that the former N’Sync member crafted the track in response to their breakup, but he is openly admitting it for the first time. He wrote,

“I’ve been scorned. I’ve been pissed off. The feelings I had were so strong I had to write it,” he writes of the breakup ballad. “I translated my feelings into a form where people could listen and hopefully relate to it. People heard me and they understood it because we’ve all been there,” he also said of the track.

The iconic song was released in 2002, just following the pair’s split and Justin refrains from mentioning Spears’s name in the book.

Justin’s new book was released on October 30th and he talks about more than his music though as he also discusses details of his marriage with Jessica Biel as well. In the text, he recalls the first time he met his now wife.

“When I met Jess, it was undeniable how beautiful she is,” Timberlake gushed in his book. “We were at a surprise party in Hollywood at a speakeasy kind of bar, a private club, and we were standing around in a group of people.”

It would be recalled Britney and Justin dated from 1998 to 2002 after meeting on the set of The Mickey Mouse Club.

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