I’m so meh on this hookup. I just don’t see it, even though Us Weekly seems to have gone to a lot of trouble tracking the movements, locales and time frames. According to their sources, Justin Timberlake has been on a few dates with… Ashley Olsen? Eh. Over the past few weeks, they’ve been seen together in NYC, at the Greenwich Hotel, backstage at Saturday Night Live, the SNL after party, the Broadway show The Book of Mormon, a polo match and dinner at JT’s restaurant. That’s a lot of sightings!
“SexyBack” meets Full House!
The new Us Weekly, out Wednesday, reports that Justin Timberlake and Ashley Olsen — both newly single, former child stars with their own fashion labels — have been inseparable (and flirty!) in and around NYC of late.
One insider close to the pair (spotted together at the Greenwich Hotel, an SNL afterparty, two Broadway shows and a polo match outside the city) tells Us: “They are hooking up.”
Adds another source of the unexpected twosome, who both ended high-profile relationships in March (he with Jessica Biel after 4 years together, she with actor Justin Bartha after two years): “They’re really trying to keep it on the down-low.”
(A rep for Timberlake denies anything non-platonic, telling Us: “They are friends. They are not romantically involved.”)
Still, an Olsen source says that the former sitcom kid turned fashion mogul is “aware of Justin’s reputation with women, but…They’re in the same head space.”
[From Us Weekly]
The print edition goes into more detail. Apparently, Ashley just wants some no-strings-attached hookups: “Ashley was forthright with him about not wanting anything serious.” As for the “WTF?” nature of this alleged coupling, sources say that JT like Ashley because she’s “very low-key,” private and “Justin appreciates how smart she is.” Oh, and rich: “She doesn’t need him for anything. He’s wary of girls who use him.” HINT: OLIVIA MUNN. Oh, and they also talk about fashion a lot, you know, because of William Rast and The Row, etc. So, basically, Ashley is rich and quiet and she wants to keep JT as her little dong-on-demand, and he’s fine with that. I thought he usually goes for “athletic” (some would say butch) women? Meh. Some men don’t have a concrete type. Some do. I don’t what JT is.
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