Jessica Biel, who has been married to Justin Timberlake since 2012, has spoken out about the backlash her husband has received following the release of Britney Spears‘ memoir, The Woman in Me. And if we are to believe the reports, the Candy actress believes he “deserves” to live in peace, as it has been decades since he and the “Piece of Me” singer actually dated.
There were many bombshells in the 41-year-old “Toxic” hitmaker’s memoir, with perhaps one of the biggest bombshells involving the 42-year-old “SexyBack” musician, who she dated for three years. Inside the memoir, Spears alleged that she fell pregnant one year into their relationship, but Timberlake urged her to terminate the pregnancy as he was not ready to become a father.
“It was a surprise, but for me, it wasn’t a tragedy,” the “Gimme More” singer wrote in her memoir. “I loved Justin so much. I always expected us to have a family together one day. This would just be much earlier than I’d anticipated,” Spears continued, adding: “But Justin definitely wasn’t happy about the pregnancy. He said we weren’t ready to have a baby in our lives, that we were way too young.”
Spears also wrote: “If it had been left up to me alone, I never would have done it. And yet Justin was so sure that he didn’t want to be a father.” Speaking about the abortion itself, Spears explained: “To this day, it’s one of the most agonizing things I have ever experienced in my life.”
Although the 41-year-old Blade: Trinity actress hasn’t commented on the memoir directly, a few insiders have spoken out about her feelings on the book. One insider reportedly told Us Weekly that Biel already knew about Spears terminating her and Timberlake’s baby, saying: “It’s hard for her to watch Justin be trolled on social media and targeted by Britney fans. She thinks Justin’s learned from his mistakes and deserves to live in peace.”
The source also went on to say that the “Cry Me a River” singer is “happy at home with Jess and his kids and focusing on new music and is in such a great place.” They added: “Justin isn’t going to lie low or avoid doing press because of Britney’s claims. He wants to get past the drama and focus on his work and his family. He has a lot to look forward to.”
The Friends with Benefits actor is reportedly currently working on a new solo album, while fans are also getting excited that his old band ‘NSync has gotten back together too. The boyband reunited for an appearance at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards on September 12th, and released a new song called “Better Place” which was written and recorded for the animated movie Trolls Band Together.