7 Britney Spears Quotes About Justin Timberlake That'll Take You Back to the Early Aughts

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To celebrate the wonderful holiday that is Throwback Thursday, Billboard shared an Britney Spears interview with Oprah Winfrey from 2002. In the video, a 20-year-old Spears and the Oprah host chat about the snake-tastic MTV VMA performance of “I’m A Slave 4 U”, her love of sit-ups, and then-boyfriend Justin Timberlake. Awwwww.

It’s been over a decade since Timberlake and Spears were the royal couple of the Pop Music Kingdom, and a lot has changed since then (that isn't a bad thing! A bunch of the changes have been good! Everyone is happy! ...Says the woman who doesn't know Timberlake or Spears personally): Timberlake married actress Jessica Biel, and the couple is rumored to be expecting their first child; Spears is the mother of two and currently kicking it with Charlie Ebersol. One rules Myspace, and the other rules Las Vegas.

One thing that hasn't changed: Both continue to make terrific pop music.

After I watched that Oprah clip, I was feeling pretty dang nostalgic (I mean, hi. I am a Millennial. We love us some nostalgia). I promptly revisited every early '00s Spears interview I could get my grubby mitts on. The one interview topic that pulled at my heartstrings every time: Britney and Justin's relationship. Something about their young love just punches me right in the gut!

Let's dig in, shall we?

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