Jenna Dewan-Tatum Weighs In On The Britney Spears Vs. Justin Timberlake Dance-Off & Subsequently Breaks Our Hearts

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Jenna Dewan-Tatum has shattered my heart into a billion fedora-wearing pieces. On Sunday’s episode of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, the charming actor/dancer pulled a Lance Bass and said the legendary dance-off between Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake never happened. I'm not OK.

When a WWHL caller asked about Pinky and Stinky’s alleged dance battle, Dewan-Tatum insisted it did not take place; according to the World of Dance judge, that pivotal Britney Ever After scene was based on fable, not reality. It's a story that was, as she claimed, “made up by Us Weekly.” Dewan-Tatum confirmed to Andy Cohen that she did date Timberlake for a hot minute, but she was not the “rebound chick.” Contrary to what the ‘bloids said, her short-lived fling with JT did not spark the dance-off that never was.

Let us take it back to 2002: According to Us Weekly, Spears and Timberlake allegedly ran into each other at a club called The Lounge some months after their breakup. And according to Us Weekly, Timberlake was allegedly at The Lounge with new girlfriend/backup dancer Dewan. And according to Us Weekly, this encounter at The Lounge allegedly prompted the greatest dance battle ever. Or so we allegedly thought.

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When the rumored duel came up on the latest ep of Cohen’s late-night chat show, Dewan-Tatum said,

Nooooo.

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I mean, I get that she just wants to set the record straight, but it still stings. Why did Dewan-Tatum and Bass have to take the Brit Brit vs. JT dance battle away from us? Can we keep pretending like it is a thing that went down? Because I am not ready to let it go.