Britney Spears’ upcoming memoir, The Woman in Me, has revealed some shocking details about her relationship with Justin Timberlake, including her abortion and his lack of support. The pop star, who dated the former NSYNC member from 1999 to 2002, claims that she got pregnant by him in the early years of their romance, but he was not ready to be a father.
Britney Spears Says She Had an Abortion Because of Justin Timberlake
In an excerpt from her memoir, published by People, Britney Spears says that she had an abortion after getting pregnant by Justin Timberlake, who was her boyfriend at the time. She says that he was adamant that he did not want to have a child with her, and that she felt pressured to terminate the pregnancy.
“It was a surprise, but for me, it wasn’t a tragedy. I loved Justin so much. I always expected us to have a family together one day,” she writes. “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.”
She says that the abortion left her feeling “empty and alone”, and that Justin did not offer her any comfort or support. She says that he became distant and cold after the procedure, and that their relationship started to crumble.
Britney Spears’ ‘Everytime’ Music Video Was Inspired by Her Abortion
Britney Spears also reveals that her 2003 music video for ‘Everytime’, which shows her dying in a bathtub after losing a baby, was inspired by her abortion. She says that she wanted to express her pain and grief through the song and the video, which she co-directed.
“I wanted to show the world what I was going through, how much I loved him, and how much I lost,” she writes. “The video was my way of saying goodbye to him and to our baby.”
She says that the video caused a lot of controversy and backlash at the time, and that some people accused her of glamorizing suicide. She says that she regrets making the video so graphic and disturbing, and that she wishes she had been more subtle and sensitive.
Justin Timberlake Is Focusing on His Own Family Amid Britney Spears’ Memoir
Justin Timberlake, who is now married to Jessica Biel and has two children with her, is reportedly trying not to pay attention to Britney Spears’ memoir and the revelations about their relationship. A source told ET that the singer is focusing on his own family and trying to be supportive of Britney from a distance.
“Justin has been focusing on his own family and trying not to concern himself with Britney’s memoir,” the source said. “In recent years, Justin has tried to be supportive of Britney from a distance. They dated so long ago, but he still has respect for her. Justin and Jessica just want everyone to grow and evolve instead of continuing to bring up the past.”
Another source told Page Six that Justin was curious about what Britney was going to include in her memoir, and that he was concerned about it. “He’s very curious what she’ll reveal from their relationship. It’s eating at him,” the insider said.
Britney Spears’ memoir, The Woman in Me, is set to be released on November 2, 2023. The audiobook version will be narrated by Michelle Williams.