Britney Spears mentioned her post-Justin Timberlake breakup interview with Diane Sawyer was a “breaking level” for her.
The pop icon recalled in her new memoir, The Girl in Me, in line with The New York Occasions, being “devastated” by their break up, which he initiated over textual content message. She added that she even fantasized about quitting the leisure trade.
Spears and the *NSYNC alum had dated for 3 years after initially getting collectively in 1999 following her tour with the boy band. Their relationship resulted in 2002.
However following their break up, Spears mentioned what made it much more tough was the media portraying her as a “harlot who’d damaged the center of America’s golden boy,” when in actuality, “I used to be comatose in Louisiana, and he was fortunately working round Hollywood.”
She particularly recounts seeing Timberlake’s music video “Cry Me a River” for the primary time, which she described as “a girl who seems to be like me cheats on him and he wanders round unhappy within the rain.”
As she was nonetheless making an attempt to get well from the brand new heartbreak, the singer mentioned her father, Jamie Spears, and his administration group compelled her to do an interview with Diane Sawyer, which ended up being a “breaking level” for her. Spears mentioned Sawyer requested her what she did to the *NSYNC star that brought on him “a lot ache.”
The pop star wrote in her guide that she left that interview feeling “like I had been exploited, arrange in entrance of the entire world.”
On the time, there had been rumors that Spears kissed choreographer Wade Robson throughout her relationship with Timberlake. Whereas she confirms the longtime rumor in her memoir, she additionally means that her actions had been associated to different rumors of Timberlake being untrue.
In excerpts launched earlier this week by Folks journal, Spears revealed that she had an abortion whereas she was in a relationship with Timberlake, saying it was “one of the crucial agonizing issues I’ve ever skilled in my life.”
She defined that her choice to have the abortion was as a result of he didn’t wish to undergo with the being pregnant. “Justin positively wasn’t pleased in regards to the being pregnant,” she alleges, in line with Folks. “He mentioned we weren’t able to have a child in our lives, that we had been approach too younger.”
“I don’t know if that was the proper choice,” she added in her guide. “If it had been left as much as me alone, I by no means would have accomplished it. And but Justin was so positive that he didn’t wish to be a father.”
Spears’ new memoir, which hits bookshelves on Oct. 24, discusses rising up within the music trade, her decades-long profession, private relationships and her 13-year conservatorship, which a Los Angeles County decide terminated in November 2021.
Although some have mentioned the conservatorship saved Spears’s life, in excerpts launched by The Occasions, the pop star wrote, “No, probably not. My music was my life, and the conservatorship was lethal for that; it crushed my soul.”
As for a way she feels about creating music now, Spears has no plans to return to the recording studio. “Pushing ahead in my music profession is just not my focus for the time being,” Spears wrote. “It’s time for me to not be somebody who different folks need; it’s time to really discover myself.”
The Hollywood Reporter reached out to Timberlake’s rep for remark.