Justin Timberlake cropped Jessica’s head out of their pregnancy announcement

Thank you EVERYONE for the Bday wishes! This year, I'm getting the GREATEST GIFT EVER. CAN'T WAIT. #BoyOrGirl #YouNeverKnow #WeDontEvenKnow #WeAreTakingBets

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It feels like we’ve been talking about Jessica Biel’s pregnancy for about a year now. It was weird – “sources” were confirming her pregnancy very quickly, Joey Fatone even said something about it, and the paparazzi monitored the Bump Sightings consistently, but Jessica never came out and actually said “I’m pregnant.” Many assumed that Justin Timberlake would eventually say something, and since everything is about Justin, he finally did say something this weekend.

Saturday was his 34th birthday, and to celebrate, he posted the Instagram photo above (the header photo). He’s kissing Jessica Biel’s bump. He posted the photo with the message: “Thank you EVERYONE for the Bday wishes! This year, I’m getting the GREATEST GIFT EVER. CAN’T WAIT. #BoyOrGirl #YouNeverKnow #WeDontEvenKnow #WeAreTakingBets.” First-time fatherhood is exciting and I guess we should give Justin credit for not making this whole thing about him until now. But to post a photo where Jessica Biel’s head is literally cropped out of the photo? TOO FAR, JT.

If you look at Justin’s Instagram, there are NO photos of Jessica at all. You could say, “Hey, he’s not posting anything person, his social media is just for business” but you would be wrong. His social media is mostly about business, music and his fans, but he does post personal stuff sometimes. Like the time he posted a photo of himself kissing Jessica Biel’s baby bump and cropped her head out of the photo. That’s pretty personal. And the message, to me, is “I MADE A BABY! This baby is all about ME!!!”

And now everyone is bringing up Justin and Jessica’s awful People Magazine wedding cover, when Justin took all of the attention away from the bride, because everything is always all about Justin, forever and ever. Good lord, how does Jessica put up with that?

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  1. MCraw says:

    What. A selfish. Ass.

    • minx says:

      I hate the way he is preening–it’s all about him. She must be desperate to put up with his narcissism.

    • Mia V. says:

      He was just feeling his look, y’all.

    • Denise says:

      He annoys me to no end. If you use instagram, you know it automatically crops all photos into a square so he nearly got a pass from me on this one. But looking at it, it seems he could have chosen to place the cropping to get a bit of his head in along with a bit of hers at the same time. But a bit of himself just won’t do, so there you go.

    • Diva says:

      i don’t feel bad for her. She wanted to be Mrs. Timberlake so bad and now she got it. She knew what he was like. I’m a fan of his and i know how egotistical he can be or (at least how he portray himself in public).

  2. Robert says:

    Lol, Timberlake always looks like he’s perpetually coked up. Anways.. congrats (like we didn’t already know she was preggers).

    • mimif says:

      Why is no one addressing his harrable eye brow situation (not to mention the half ass beard that looks like it’s desperately trying to get off his face)?

      • kri says:

        Look at his tiny, delicate lady ankles in those sheer black stockings in the wedding photo!!!!!!!!! And the way he never includes her.. Anyone who does that is the sun in their own sky.

  3. Ego, ego, ego but what do you expect out of a guy that grew up in a boy band and then went on to a successful solo career? He’s not much now a days but he was for a very long time.

    As for what she feels about it, she’s probably just happy she’s not some “where ar they now” exWB star. These people really are birds of a feather.

    • Lost account says:


      She is simply happy to be a Mrs. Not a problem if that’s what you want. So we too shouldn’t have a problem with the man she picked for herself warts and all. Good luck kids!

  4. LadyMTL says:

    You’d think that he was the one who was pregnant, lol. I mean really, cropping her head out of the photo? That seems almost cruel, but then again JT isn’t exactly the humble type, is he.

  5. Mia4S says:

    LOL! Oh that is awful! Well congrats to JUSTIN and whatshername. ;-)

    Actually no, I feel bad for her but I also think she made her choices with eyes wide open. She was never going to make A list as an actress, so now at least she’s still A list by marriage…. ish.

    • TX says:

      Agree. I can’t imagine what it would be like to me married to that ego.. But like your said, she knew what she was getting into

  6. velourazure says:

    Of course he did.

  7. LAK says:

    Are you sure Justin wasn’t photoshopped into his own wedding photo?

    • FLORC says:

      lol! Certainly could appear that way.

      The wedding cover was my 1st thought seeing the pregnancy photo.
      I’m of 2 thoughts here.
      1. Future dad kissing the growing belly is a classic shot. I can’t think of a recent shot i’ve seen that left anything from the shoulders up in it.
      2. It’s all about Justin. Always.

  8. Liv says:

    I’m so glad JT is confident about what makes him so great/funny/amazing/center of the universe…..because I don’t see it.

  9. jinni says:

    Why is he looking off to the side as if he’s think “Have they gotten the picture already?” He couldn’t have closed his eyes or focus eyes on her stomach. There is nothing sweet about this picture, just more Justin being an attention seeking lame.

  10. Sarah says:

    If it’s cold enough for him to be wearing all that then maybe it’s a bit cold to be exposing her bump?

  11. Exactly my thoughts……everything is all about him. And I guess she either loves him (even though he’s a douche) and/or she likes the lifestyle and being Mrs. Justin Timberlake. And now a baby will cement that for forever.

    • kcarp says:

      Lifestyle for sure. I mean you can love your husband but if he is this big of an ass you would have to speak up. But if its for lifestyle then you are like eh who cares.

    • Liv says:

      Wonder what he does when the baby is born. I guess he will probably handle the situation like Karl would: “I’m the center of attention, honey, don’t be selfish!” ;-)

    • Bridget says:

      This is a guy who’s love song to his wife was all about how he likes her because she reminds him of himself.

      • WendyNerd says:

        OMG I know, right? “Mirrors” was hilarious. If Justin Timberlake wrote the great love poems:

        How do I love you? Let me count the ways…: ME! Me me me me me me!

        Shall I compare thee to a summers me?

      • Bridget says:

        Part of the chorus is “I can see myself staring back at me”. That is the most flaccid love song.

      • Ally8 says:

        “Shall I compare thee to a summers me?” LOL.

        If only this guy and Kim K were a couple, it would be so relaxing. They’d crop each other out of photos and we’d just look at pics of well designed rooms.

      • Klaw says:

        I’m so glad someone said it. That song simultaneously makes me annoyed and burst out laughing.

  12. Alessio says:

    what it seems like is that jessica is less attention-seeker-ish than most people think she is. i would have no problem believing shes the one who asked to be cut out from the pic. she doesnt even do the usual paparazzi-walk like…i dont know, a random elsa for example

  13. Who ARE these people? says:

    Immediate reaction, tell me why: “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

    • Wren says:

      Oooooh, I see it! The woman is nothing but the vessel for the impending child, her face and her mind are completely unimportant. Only her womb matters.

      Anyway, I’m sure JB’s used to it by now, and maybe she’s even happy that he hogs all the attention. Maybe she thought she looked fat and didn’t really want to be shown much in the photo. Who knows? But most of the dudes I know that really are in love with their ladies are more like, “Look at her! She’s beautiful! And pregnant!” instead of, “Do I look cute from this angle? Tell me I look cute!” when they’re showing off a baby bump.

  14. jen2 says:

    The first thing I noticed was there was no face, just abdomen. She is nothing more than an incubator for his sperm contribution. This could be anyone’s abdomen that he is kissing while looking right at the camera by the way. Don’t know if he is a “douche” but he is most certainly all about himself.

  15. bns says:

    I don’t even like him, but this is reaching.

    • Dani2 says:

      How so?

      • Migdalia says:

        People who use instagram would know that it tends to automatically crop your photos so most of the time you can’t even get the whole photo in. Also, I’ve seen plenty of pics with just the soon to be dad and the mom’s belly.

      • Dani2 says:

        @Migdalia “People who use Instagram would know..” Lol girl, I use Instagram too :P
        That’s true, but there’s also apps you can use to edit your picture beforehand that will allow you to put the whole photo in.
        Either way, none of us really know anything, we’re all commenting and coming to our own conclusions, we’re all assuming. We’re all “reaching” ;)

      • Bridget says:

        Then don’t use that picture.

        This is how he publicly confirms his wife’s pregnancy and he crops her out of the photo.

      • Liv says:

        Exactly, Bridget. And it’s not like he’s known for being selfless and humble!

    • Lucinda says:

      I agree. This is a pretty classic pregnancy pose with dad. I’ve seen it lots of times. I’ve also seen where mom is looking down as dad is kissing the belly but those are usually full body shots and not really great for the Instagram format, imo. Him looking to the side is weird but the rest is not a big deal to me. I think people are making something out of nothing here. Yes, he’s a d-bag but not for this photo. jmo

  16. Loopy says:

    This couple reminds me of William and Kate, everything is centered around the guy.

  17. QQ says:

    This F*cking Megalomaniac…. It Must be Exhausting to be the second person always Third actually to Him and His ego.. then You

  18. GingerCrunch says:

    She’s paying the price for selling her soul.

  19. CK says:

    I don’t know if I’m annoyed more by the “me me me me” of this announcement or the fact that used 4 hashtags as replacements for short sentences.

  20. scout says:

    It would have been nice to include the face of the future mother of his child!!

  21. The Original Mia says:

    I knew she was pregnant when he posted a picture to his IG, showing him hugging her from behind. First thought was…huh, she must be pregnant since he never puts her on his IG. Now, this. Par for the course, It’s always about him. That’s his baby in there. Don’t mind the owner of the belly.

  22. Jessica says:

    Eh. Yes he makes everything about him, but well, without him no one would remember Jessica is a person who exists. It kind of has to be all about him because no one’s interested in her, and she’s so boring and they’re so boring together that she actually reduces interest in him, which in turn makes her even less relevant. She benefits most when it’s all about him.

    The reaction to the People cover was odd to me. He didn’t steal her moment because she never, ever would have gotten a People mag cover without him taking centre stage. He got her on the cover, if she’d married a non-celeb or someone on her level of fame she’d have had to call in major favours just to get a tiny picture and a few sentences buried in there. You can’t steal someone’s moment when they aren’t having a moment.

    • Bridget says:

      So because he’s a bigger celebrity Timberlake deserves to make himself the center of everything? We just don’t expect anything more from him?

    • megan says:

      “they’re so boring together”

      What? Explain this? Are they as a couple together suppose to entertain you or the public. What are they suppose to do to be entertaining.

  23. Talie says:

    She puts up with it because she’s like Jennifer Garner and Elsa Pataky — he’s her ticket.

    • Lucinda says:

      I disagree about Garner. She was an established actress with a hot tv series before Ben. Who knows what she would have gone on to do if she hadn’t gotten married and had kids. Having kids changed her priorities imo.

    • Palar says:

      I disagree about Garner too, but agree on the other one and I bet we would come up with about a million other examples too.

      • Nikki says:

        I don’t think Ben Affleck was ever Garner’s “ticket”. She’s had a very respectable career, while focusing on raising 3 children . I really like her a LOT.

  24. Mimz says:

    Im not a fan of either but I mean maybe we’re reaching.
    It’s just a picture.
    Maybe, just MAYBE she didnt have makeup on or feels bloated or ugly or has a face full of acne or whatever pregnancy shenanigans, and asked to be cropped out.
    If it was really him saying : “Jess i need u to be out of the pic” I think that would breakout a fight… right?

    Whatever just my humble opinion…

  25. Amanda says:

    Has it not occurred to people that maybe perhaps she didn’t want her face in the photograph? Some folks read into things too much.

  26. Nebby says:

    I don’t see the problem with this. You said she’s barely in his Instagram and from what I see she doesn’t really include him on much of her social media platforms. Maybe this is how they like it? She also doesnt seem to crave much attention, no pap runs and her instagram is mostly work, dogs, and yoga. Also yes it’s all about Justin not bc he’s a douchebag that wants all the attention, although that’s a strong possibility, it’s because he’s the bigger star.

  27. Nuzzybear says:

    With the cropping (and without my glasses) my first thought was – why is JT kissing a butt this time?

  28. Zip says:

    Uh, I really don’t see the problem.

  29. Jenni says:

    He is the bigger star so waht’s the problem.

    • Maria says:

      because he is taking credit for someone elses work.

    • Merritt says:

      The problem is the blatant reduction of a person down to just a portion of her body. It is not about being a bigger star. It is about the fact that he is not having a baby all by himself so he should give the person who is actually pregnant credit. She is the one who has to carry the kid inside her body and give birth.

      • jen2 says:

        Agree. This goes with the entertainment press’s obsession with “baby bumps”. The woman is not important, the “bump” is. So and so goes to dinner and takes her baby bump with her, flaunting the bump when all she is doing is walking down the street. They make it sound like she can take it off and leave it home (cue Beyoncé joke). This picture is not about Jessica and Justin becoming new parents, it is Justin and “the bump” and without a face, it is de-personalized and could really be any bump. I also hate that term with a passion to begin with.

  30. Merritt says:

    Not surprising. He is a douche and everything has to be about him.

  31. Mrs. Darcy says:

    I thought it was tacky too, meanwhile People and all other media (save CB thank you!) was all “Awwww” he’s so adorable! Gag.

  32. BadAssCompass says:

    the crop is the least worrying, dude does not follow anyone on his instagram, not even his, as he puts it, ‘wifey’.

    • Merritt says:

      He can’t acknowledge that other people are more interesting than him.

      • BadAssCompass says:

        haha, more like, other people _exist_, I mean even some of the biggest famehoes and show-offs follow other people, I don’t think I’ve ever seen ’0′ in anyone’s active, let alone popular ig :/

  33. OriginallyBlue says:

    Plot twist: maybe it isn’t Jessica.

  34. jenn12 says:

    He and Britney breaking up almost destroyed her because he was the center of her life, but I think she must know she dodged a bullet at this point. His wife is just sort of peripheral to his life and he has no problem letting the world know it. He may be talented, but it doesn’t preclude him being a tool.

    • Greyson says:

      Um, she cheated on HIM. How was he the center of her world?

      You’ve got it backwards. The break up destroyed Justin and made him bitter. Britney was more head over heels for K-Fed, not even stuck on Justin while he was still singing about her.

      • jenn12 says:

        Not sure I agree, or that either of us knows the true story. I think losing him destroyed her, whatever precipitated it. I don’t think Britney loved Federline; I think she was looking for someone to make her feel something, anything. However, I don’t care enough about either of them to argue. Someone like Justin is always about him, and he puts his perceptions out there to the world- it’s up to the person to agree or not. Very hard to feel sorry for Justin, who let Janet Jackson take all the blame for their performance, and who had a video of homeless people congratulating him at his wedding because he thought it was funny.

      • Bridget says:

        Just because she cheated on him doesn’t mean that Britney wasn’t pretty clearly affected by that breakup.

  35. Kahlia says:

    I’m sure he expects her to feel honored that he deigned to let a part of her into the picture. I mean, he could have announced the pregnancy with him kissing a sonogram or something instead, right? Also, Justin’s not the only one omitting his spouse from Instagram. Jessica Biel’s instagram (I think it’s her official one?) has pics of her dog, some her friends and family members, but not a single pic of her husband. Their whole marriage pings my sketch-dar on the regular…

    • megan says:

      maybe just MAYBE they don’t post too many pics of each other because they want to keep their relationship under the radar. The ones under the most scrutiny are usually the ones that don’t last. Not everyone wants to be a tabloid fixture like Kim K does. Funny how there’s never a medium. Those that post pics are exploiting their relationship those that don’t are considered sketchy and weird.

      • Bridget says:

        Then don’t post anything at all. It’s not like a pregnancy isn’t official until it’s put on Instagram. They both probably have private accounts they use, so this was intended to be a public announcement.

  36. asta says:

    Was i the only one immediatley thinking surrogate??

  37. reg447 says:

    They are using a surrogate, he is kissing the surrogates stomach

    • FLORC says:

      I hope you’re being sarcastic since Jessica looks super pregnant and theuncropped version is out there.

  38. Jayna says:

    What a happy time for them, having their first child.

  39. Barbara says:

    This insta pic made me finally see what everyone has been saying about him for years. I now agree, he does make it all about him.

  40. Veruca Salt says:

    He would. Poor Jessica.

  41. Nikki says:

    He is so self centered. And it’ll be horrible to read his “I never knew what love was before” statements after the baby’s born. Unlike some of you, I feel very sorry for any wife who’s husband is so inattentive.

  42. Barrett says:

    Why does this photo gross me out? It’s bc she is not shown facially and it looks like he’s performing a s*x act to me. I’m not being snarky, at first glance this is like what? It could have been sweet if she was in it.

  43. melain says:

    Too bad he and Brittany Spears didn’t work out. She’s like the hole in the donut. And he’s all donut.

  44. Meg says:

    I laughed so hard when people mag released this issue-I think it’s their nonverbal way of saying a lot about the dynamic of justin and jessica’s relationship.

    I think this is why he’s with an outdoorsy, low maintenance woman like her-a female matthew mcconaughey except not as vain. So he can have all the attention and she won’t mind.

    There’s another photo from his wedding where jessica is having a picture taken with her bridesmaids and justin jumps into that one too-like he’s so full of himself he thinks putting himself in the picture will just make the photo better.

    • JenniferJustice says:

      I’ve never thought of Biel as outdoorsy or low-maintenance. She doesnt’ scream for attention like her does – not from the public, but she is extremely needy and insecure. IMO they are a match made in Hell. She will never get what she needs from him and that’s sad. I doubt any kids they have will get what they really need either. JT is way too self-centered. I can actually see him as being the type that’s jealous of the baby.

  45. Ravensdaughter says:

    Regardless of whether Jessica’s face is in it or not, bare belly to confirm the pregnancy to everyone?-just tacky…

  46. JenniferJustice says:

    Justin is very aware that people think he is an attention-seeker. That’s what PR does – is keep them informed of the public’s perception of him. He knows. He doesn’t care. Just like he’s aware that Instagram crops pictures into little squares. Again, he doesn’t care. JT is all about JT. Biel is just glad he finally put a ring on it and swore in a song he’d never cheat again. Seems she indulges his pentiant of putting himself in the spotlight. It’s easier to pretend it’s funny. Personally, I think she is happy with any mere crumb he tosses her – a pic of him kissing her belly w/out her head is better than moaning about impending fatherhood. I wish no bad on anybody, but I do think these two becoming parents will be interesting. I don’t sense a lot of natural instinct from either of them b/c they’re both narcissists. But I guess in their world, that’s what nannies are for.