According to the tabloids, Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel’s relationship has had its far share of ups and downs. In the past year, everything has happened between them, from a reported engagement, to Jessica moving out of the New York apartment they share. Along the way, we heard that Justin’s mother finally approves of Jessica, after much angst and mama’s boy-fretting. Jessica’s dad allegedly threatened Justin, and tried to bribe him into marrying Jessica.
So after all of that drama, this story seems minor in comparison. If there’s any truth to it, it speaks volumes about their relationship. Apparently, Justin hates talking to Jessica when they’re working out together. But he just hates talking to her – he loves talking to other people, and does so, on his Bluetooth. Part of the reason I find this funny is because I’ve always suspected their dynamic as a couple is that Jessica is high-maintenance and hates when Justin pays attention to anyone but her. This story just plays into that image I have of her:
Jessica Biel loves working up a sweat with beau Justin Timberlake – the two regularly jog and hike together near their NYC and LA homes.
But she often feels like a third wheel when the duo get physical, because he refuses to turn off his hands-free Bluetooth headset!
“He just starts talking to people,” says her pal. “It distracts and annoys her.”
When Jessica, 27, complains, Justin, 28, makes a show of turning off the device… but usually turns it on again on the sly.
“It’s like he can’t help it!” says the pal. “She says, ‘How can you concentrate?’ She’s serious about her workouts and wishes he were too. But she doesn’t like it when he ignores her!”
[From Star Magazine, print edition, June 15 2009]
Granted, it’s very rude when someone does that – whether or not you’re working out with someone, or just sitting across the table from them. But the comment “she doesn’t like it when he ignores her” is hilarious. It reminds me of Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction. One day, very soon, Justin is going to come home and find that Jessica has boiled his Bluetooth. She’ll be standing there, in her running shoes, knife in hand, and she’ll say “I won’t be ignored, Justin! Now, let’s go for a run…”
Jessica Biel is shown outside The Late Show on 6/3/09. Credit: WENN.com. She is also shown with Justin at the Costume Institute Gala on 5/3/09. Credit: RAM/Fame Pictures