It’s been 15 years since former couple Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears graced the 2001 American Music Awards red carpet in matching denim ensembles, in what is truly an unforgettable moment in love.
The following year, Justin Timberlake’s hit “Cry Me A River” was a clear signal that the singers’ relationship had come to a not so pleasant end.
Apparently, time really does heal all wounds. A couple of weeks ago, Brit, 34, was asked who she would like to collaborate with, which she said Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, Gwen Stefani and surprisingly her ex-bae Justin.
“Justin Timberlake is very good,” she said.
Well, the “SexBack” singer accepted the apparent invitation. “She did? Sure! Absolutely, absolutely,” the former member of N’Sync told E! New at the Toronto International Film Festival premier of his concert documentary, Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids.
“I have a 17-month-old, so I don’t get the headline news… I’m accessible, give us a call,” he added.
The former lovers previously worked together in 2001 on “What It’s Like To Be Me” on Spears’ 2001 Britney album, which Timberlake co-wrote alongside choreographer Wade Robinson.
From 1999 to 2002, JT and Brit dated years after meeting on the set of Disney’s The All New Mickey Mouse Club. During an interview, Timberlake revealed that he presented Spears’ with her first kiss. It was then later hinted that she lost her virginity to him.
Pure nostalgia. Although many of us were in grade school, we can still remember that Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake were the theme of the Y2K-era. Their music and relationship, precedes the likes of today’s mainstream pop artist. But do we really want to see these two to jump in the studio together and record a subpar song, that undeservingly gets radio play? Or do we want them to perform live? Honestly… Truly, as beloved as they are, a collaboration would achieve nothing. Timberlake is married, so there would be no chemistry, and if it was, it would be uncomfortable for everybody watching.