Justin Timberlake only proposed to Jessica Biel to get her to STFU

As it turns out, Justin Timberlake’s proposal to Jessica Biel isn’t quite the bonanza of great press that they thought it would be. Us Weekly is calling JT out on this week’s cover – basically saying that Justin is a cheater (true story) and that he’ll totally screw around on Jessica again. As I was looking through the tabloids, I was surprised to see that nearly all of them had similarly negative stories too. The main arc seems to be the nonsensical narrative that JT only proposed to Jessica to get her to STFU, and he doesn’t even want to marry her:

Justin only proposed to Jessica Biel to buy more time as a bachelor!

A source tells The Enquirer, “Justin knew that Jessica would dump him unless he committed to making her his bride, so his proposal was just lip service! He told friends that he has no intention of rushing down the aisle and he only went through with the engagement to get Jessica off his back. Justin says it’ll be at least a year and probably several more before they actually tie the knot.”

“Justin loves Jessica, but he also cherishes his freedom,” continued the source. “He wants to be in a relationship with Jessica, but not necessarily as a married couple. But marriage and kids is the end goal for Jessica, and she told Justin late last year that she’d break up with him for good unless he agreed to settle down with her.”

“Rather than keep dealing with Jessica’s nagging, Justin caved to the marriage pressure.”

Justin reportedly presented Jessica with a custon-designed engagement ring, and she’s already making plans for the big day.

“But Justin fully intends to ride the engagement phase,” the source added. “He wants to remain a single guy as long as possible.”

[From The Enquirer, print edition]

I still don’t understand. What is the thought process here? “My girlfriend is nagging me constantly about getting married but I don’t want to so I’ll just propose and that will shut her up and I never have to marry her”???? Is that it? As I was typing that out, it occurred to me that I know guys who have totally done that… but still. Doesn’t it even enter Justin’s mind – “Hey, maybe I should just break up with her”?

Meanwhile, In Touch Weekly’s story goes even further – sources tell ITW, “Justin’s not giving up his freedom. As much as he loves spending time with her, he likes hanging out with the guys too. He sees no reason why he has to give that up.” Apparently, Jessica thinks Justin is magically going to want to stay home with her all of the time now, and friends are already predicting disaster. Like it’s not already a disaster.

Photos courtesy of Fame, WENN.

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  1. RocketMerry says:

    Of course, Jessica, of course. They change after marriage all the time! *rolls eyes, hard*

  2. Meg says:

    He should dump her. She is using him to get some fame. He deserves someone better than she. She is desperete and pathetic.

  3. brin says:

    He did break up with her but they got back together and nothing’s changed. Good luck with that.

    • Stellax2 says:

      I agree. Also, I know men who proposed to girlfriends to prevent nagging.
      Let’s be honest…IF they even make it to the altar, it will be a disaster.

      I don’t really care for either one but I would have saw some courage and a bit of self respect if Jessica blew him off. I don’t understand how being treated like a doormat is a comfortable situation, celebrity or not. I should say this the perception of the media and it translates to me that way.

  4. atlantapug says:

    I don’t believe this for a second.

    JT isn’t one to hang around when he wants to move on (see Cameron Diaz). If he didn’t want to be with her he’d just break up with her like he has before.

  5. Hautie says:

    Okay, I am going to say it.

    Justin is just like Jennifer Lopez.

    He can not sleep alone. He has to have someone there at all times.

    Be it someone he actually likes. (cough*MilaKunis*cough)

    Or the girl he sh*ts all over. (cough*JessicaBiel*cough)

    He can not be alone. EVER.

    And Jessica Biel seems determine to chase after him, when he is still out there chasing strange. So they deserve each other.

    I am sure when it comes down to having to actually marry her in a church. In front of their families. Justin will dump her. Which should be another 3 years.

    Then he will promptly marry some random, six months later. Who is already pregnant. :)

    • HadleyB says:

      Yep .. totally agree.

      He really needs to grow up… I mean I hate that Jessica is putting herself through this but then I think of my past relationships and almost everyone has one person they loved but maybe weren’t treated right ..and you keep trying because you hope it’s going to work out.

      I don’t think it’s settling for her.. I think she really loves him, when you love someone so much you keep giving a try sometimes… it’s called romantic, stupidity, whatever but in the end..

      I will always believe in love.. so while I think she’s stupid for staying.. I understand why and how she feels.

  6. Daniela says:

    Ever think their relationship isn’t what it’s made out to be. You seriously quoted the enquirer AND in touch. Justin has had no problem breaking up with her before why would he go propose. This is one of the grossest websites

  7. Jackie says:

    i think guys do this more than we think.

    my brother got engaged 25 years ago…never married her, two kids later and he screws around.

    • curleque says:

      Agreed. Men do this all the time. Men who want to marry and want to marry you will propose within a few years. I think more women should understand this, and break up with losers who do not want to marry them but keep stringing them along (ahem, Justin Timberlake).

  8. NM9005 says:

    Douche face. That’s all…

  9. Madonna is God says:

    Only in Hollywood can you be engaged and still be called a bachelor.

  10. Leigh says:

    I think she’s smarter than everyone gives her credit for. She knows what he is. She want’s it anyway.. I betcha most of these hollywood marriages/relationships are made up of of mostly chemistry, open arrangements and careful planning. I doubt there’s much romance left in these people’s lives. No doubt they have love for each other, but I think it’s a lot less “she thinks she’ll change him” and a lot more “she’s into it anyway as long as he always comes home to her”.

  11. Rose says:

    I’d like to see any evidence that he ever cheated on her.

  12. Dana M says:

    She is so pathetic! Doesn’t she have a mom to tell her that she seems desperate?

  13. LeeLoo says:

    Oh he’ll be going down the aisle sooner than he thinks. Jessica’s going to wind up pregnant by the end of the year.

  14. EmmaStoneWannabe says:

    “He wants to be in a relationship with Jessica, but not necessarily as a married couple.”

    I’m sorry, WTF? Like, you’re not as committed when it’s “just” a relationship? Guys with this mentality deserve the worst in life.

    “But marriage and kids is the end goal for Jessica..” At the cost of your pride and self-respect? I have said it before: WAITY 2.0 Ughhh

    • bettyrose says:

      Yep. And I’ll never get why beautiful young women in Hollywood will demean themselves to snag a specific guy, when literally hundreds of eligible bachelors (albeit outside hollywood) would happily become doting husbands. If “marriage and children” is truly the end game, there are plenty of quality potential husbands out there.

      Plus, I get why a guy like JT could have his pick of starlets, but why would any a-list actress even glance in his direction?

      • traVail says:

        And which A-list actress are you talking about?
        Certainly not Jessical Biel, right? Nor Mila Kunis (as much as I like her, she’s not at that level yet).
        And Amanda Siefried -Bwahahaha!
        Cameron Diaz? The old mattress/door mat herself?
        And finally – Olivia Munn? WTF????

        Unless the A in your A-list stands for a-holes….
        An A-list actress would not even deign to look in his direction. He has the most UN-SEXY face of any of the ‘crowned playboys’ out there. He is sooooooo unappetizing!!! Yuck, yuck, yuck!!!

  15. Jacq says:

    “Stay single”?!?! You aren’t necessarily married when you’re in a relationship, but married peeps aren’t the only non-single ones! Maybe that’s why he keeps cheating; he thinks he’s single.

  16. Javagirl1 says:

    Love the header picture. Epic douche face.

  17. amanda says:

    And just because he isn’t engaged doesn’t mean he is “single.” He sounds like a total tool!

  18. JenJen says:

    I am NOT a Justin fan beating down his girlfriend, but I’ve always thought Jessica is a dogface. I cannot stand looking at her – and obvs she can’t act her way out of a paper bag.

  19. The Original Mia says:

    Douche! But she wants him. Badly. And she’s willing to put up with his cheating as long as she’s the girlfriend. More power to them.

  20. Toot says:

    Another crap story from the tabs. I can’t stand Justin and Jessica is blah to me, but if Justin didn’t want her he would not have proposed.

    He’s a douche who only thinks about himself and has no probelm picking up women who like him, so this whole story is bogus.

  21. kazoo says:

    he has the biggest case of douche face.

  22. Jessica says:

    This has disaster written all over it! and i absolutely believe

    “Jessica thinks Justin is magically going to want to stay home with her all of the time now”

    I really believe she’s that stupid.

    it’s like the saying goes “Beauty fades, dumb is forever”

  23. KJ says:

    I think there are three things at play here.

    1. Justin Timberlake cannot commit, but can’t be “the bad guy” either. I see this a lot with guys I went to college with, some even close friends. They don’t want to end a relationship because they don’t want to hurt the girls feelings, but they can’t seem to treat the relationship with the proper respect it deserves. And I always told them the same thing “it’s better to just end it now instead of lie, and hurt her worse in the end.” Would it not be best for these two beautiful morons to just cut ties? Instead of wait a lengthy engagement and who knows how many other cheating scandals before one of them says enough?

    2. Jessica Biel needs a man to validate herself. She’s been unsuccessful as a sex symbol. She’s hot but has NO personality. She’s been unsuccessful as a real actress. She’s fine in small TV roles but it’s not surprise to me that she gets beat out for big screen roles all the time. She’s just not compelling to watch. But so far, Biel has been successful at keeping her name in the tabs by being Justin Timberlakes Official Girlfriend. I’m sure she relishes all the covers and stories, good and bad. I’m sure she feels worthless without this high profile relationship to keep her afloat.

    3. Neither of them can be alone. Which is the ultimate reason NOT to be with someone. Just because you like being in a relationship doesn’t mean the one you’re in suits you. If you ever need relationship advice, just look at this couple. They are a big ball of WRONG. If they make it down the aisle, it’ll be Jessica dragging Justin down the aisle, her blinders firmly in place so as not to see what an asshole he is.

    • dirtyrich says:

      So much truth in this and no matter how it ends you just know it will be a disaster.

    • lol123 says:

      Best comment I’ve seen so far on this couple.

      I think you got it, spot-on. I know SO many guys who are just like this. Long term relationship, they’ve never been really “INTO” it, but the chick is so head-over-heels in love that she’ll put up with anything. Usually it’s family pressure, societal pressure (I’m from Texas…) that forces his hand into proposing.

      There are a lot of guys out there who can’t be happy single. So if they dump ol’ tried-and-true, once the options start dwindling, they’ll run right back into the arms of their steadfast lady.

      Doesn’t mean it’ll last. He’ll never respect her again.

      Enjoy the engagement wave while it lasts, Jess. Even a nagging mother can’t sustain a relationship if he’s just not INTO it!

  24. skuddles says:

    Right, so when he dicks around on her, for like the millionth time, she can say to herself, but at least I’m his fiancee!!

  25. Firecracker says:

    Kaiser, the title of this article is so hilarious!

  26. Dee Cee says:

    Marry the money, take the blows, take the humiliation.. he can cheat all he likes.. she got the cash, house and retirement benefits..

  27. Original Chloe says:

    I don’t think they’ll get married. Biel will get a lot of public sympathy when they split again, though, and it might help her career.

  28. Sab says:

    In the words of my wonderful grandmother to the “happy” couple…”Stop embarrassing yourselves!!!”

  29. Mitch Buchanan Rocks says:

    What is JC Chasez up to these days, now that dude is talented and he helped save a baby.


    • slh says:

      In a perfect world, JC Chasez would be the one with a successful solo career. He is so talented and a much better singer than Justin (unfortunately he is nowhere near as marketable). Though I still prefer all the guys together a group. Their chemistry was amazing.

  30. the original bellaluna says:

    It’s called “wanting to have your cake and eat it too.” Trousersnake wants the security a relationship provides, someone to fall back on when he’s down or getting slammed or doesn’t have another warm bed to roll into.

    Selfishness personified on his part.

  31. Blue says:

    Why do I get the feeling that these “sources ” are JT’s way of letting Jessica know what the deal is? That being said I think they will marry, sooner or later. I think most of the young available women in Hollywood know he’s a douche bag and won’t touch him. Obviously there are gold-digging skanks out there who will sleep with him to say that they slept with him. But he will marry Jessica and cheat on her with said skanks but she will stick around and pop out a kid or 2. So sad. :(

  32. lila says:

    Jessica Biel is one of those actresses that I wish would get it together. I really like that she is fit and athletic instead of starving herself into a twig. But then she goes and jacks her face all up(which was perfectly fine to begin with, imo). And is a clingy twit that puts up with anything in relationships.
    If she would stop messing with her face, dump timberlake, and take some acting classes she would be on the right track.

  33. dragonlady sakura says:

    Pure douchebaggery. I’ve always thought JT was an absolute jerk, especially after he threw Janet Jackson under the bus over the whole Super Bowl fiasco. This just solidifies my opinion of him. Jessica Biel is a sad woman if this is the kind of man she wants.

  34. Dani says:

    He is a tool and she is needy. Bad combination. Just end it, somebody please, because it will end eventually, one way or the other.

  35. Bobby sue says:

    Ick. Eww…gross. He is fugs and creepy

  36. dj says:

    Jessica likes the houses, top designer clothes and all A list perks. You cannot get those with her craptastic New years Eve small roles. But Justin is talented and skeevy.

  37. CeeCee says:

    where is the goddamn ring? You think JB would be prancing all over town waving her left jazz hand so the paps could get a shot.

  38. Shy says:

    I really don’t understand why Justin returned to her and why he wants to marry her. He was having his freedom. He is young, pretty and successful singer. And it’s not like she is some Kate Winslet or Anne Hathaway or even Carrie Mulligan. That would make sense. If he thought that if he would marry to Hollywood A-list star then he would break into Hollywood.

    That makes no sense. Jessica is not even B-lister anymore. She is C-Lister. Before she met Justin she was successful and known actress. Now other young actresses showed up and too her roles. Like Olivia Wilde and Gemma Arterton who basically are new Jessica Biel and Eva Mendes.

    And now Jessica Biel is only known as Justin’s girlfriend. And the most important thing – he already break into Hollywood with Social Network. Kind of. I don’t understand why he needs Biel. He obviously doesn’t love her. He dumped her. And I don’t think that wedding will happen actually. he will dump her again when he will be tired from her.

  39. crtb says:

    That’s a good reason to ask someone to marry you. That’s a marriage that will last.

  40. samira677 says:

    Unless I missed something the engagement rumor came from the tabloids. Neither Jessica or Justin ever confirmed it. I doubt they are engaged. As far as the story, Justin dumped her when she put the pressure on before so he would just do it again. Jessica would take him back, again. Also I think it was confirmed that Justin cheated on her with Mila when the photos leaked.

  41. LunaT says:

    I still think their relationship is something other than what it’s presented to be. Anyone remember the pictures of Jessica at a sporting event with some woman’s hand on her ass? I think he’s a player and she swings both ways—they had a deal to be a “couple” so they could both do what they wanted to and still look good to the public but somewhere along the way she’s wanted more. Maybe not exactly that but something along those lines. I’ve just never gotten the vibe that they were truly dating. Am I alone in thinking this?

    • Nicole says:

      No, they’re just super super private. If they had pics where they were all over each other all the time, we’d get more of a sense of their relationship. But this man is head over heels for her, you just have to dig for actual interviews with them, not tabloid stories. US Weekly esp hates them, idk. This is from life and style mag (I googled why tabloids seem to hate this couple, lol): http://www.lifeandstylemagazine.net/jessica-biel-cant-trust-justin-timberlake-tabloid-implies.html. There’s just no evidence of Jessica being clingy, Justin being a cheater, etc… NONE. If tabloids would be positive and happy for these two, we’d see different stories. I’m sure even if they’ve been married for 5 years and then she gets pregnant, they’re going to say she tricked him into getting pregnant so that he won’t leave her. Till the day they die.

      I also don’t get why they make it sound like Justin yearns for his “bachelor” days. He’s always been in steady relationships. Britney, Cameron, Jessica. He’s only single for a few months before he gets into a steady relationship. He’s a relationship type of guy.

  42. Nicole says:

    I don’t get why tabloids are so determined to make Jessica seem super-pathetic, like she really has to chase him around and trick/threaten him into marriage. The few times I’ve heard or read a direct quote from him on her, he’s head over heels.

    This is from an interview with him in Vanity Fair, on their break up, in the middle of their 4-month break up last year: “I don’t want to say much more, because I have to protect things that are dear to me — for instance, her. She is the single-handedly most significant person in my life. In my 30 years, she is the most special, person, O.K.? So I protect it, and until somebody shows me what would be more fulfilling at this point, that’s what I have to do.” Doesn’t sound like a trapped, tricked man to me. They are not lovey dovey and all over each other because they want privacy. Tabloids hate that, so they make stupid crap up.

    • dirtyrich says:

      Everyone knows Olivia Munn sold him out after he cheated on Jessica with her. Tabloids make alot of shit up but they were saying he was interested in Mila Kunis since Summer of 2010. Then what happened? He left Jessica Biel a few months after the Olivia Munn scandal and had something with Mila. Its true because her phoned was hacked and there where pictures of him and sex messages and that was never denied.
      If he actually felt that way about her why did he dump her in the first place to have a shot with a prettier actress like Mila? Men are full of shit.