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