Justin Timberlake wants ‘everyone to grow & evolve’ instead of bringing up the past

Personally, I don’t think Britney Spears’ story about getting pregnant by Justin Timberlake was some kind of “gotcha.” She’s telling her story, in her memoir, and from the excerpt I read, she was matter-of-fact about the situation, that if it was solely up to her, she would have carried the pregnancy, but Justin said he wasn’t ready to be a father. He wasn’t – he didn’t welcome his first child with Jessica Biel until April 2015, probably 14 years later, when Justin was in his 30s. Like, I definitely think Justin deserves to be called out and held accountable for many, many things, but “a guy asking his girlfriend to get an abortion when they were 20 years old” is just a normal story for many people. Anyway, it looks like Justin won’t be commenting publicly on Britney’s memoir. At least not yet.

Justin Timberlake is focusing on his family as revelations about his relationship with Britney Spears come out.

A source tells ET that with the upcoming release of Spears’ memoir, The Woman in Me, the “Cry Me a River” singer is looking ahead.

“Justin has been focusing on his own family and trying not to concern himself with Britney’s memoir,” the source says. “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.”

[From ET]

Did Justin ever apologize to Britney privately? Not about the abortion, but just a personal apology for how he treated her and how he smeared her post-breakup? Oh, so I looked it up and I totally forgot about his 2021 apology! I even covered that mess. He was like “oh, I was part of the problem when I was a kid, youthful indiscretions, y’all!” So, he gave a public apology to Janet Jackson and Britney in 2021, and now, two years later, he’s all “We just want everyone to grow and evolve instead of continuing to bring up the past.” Dude spent years as a teflon white-guy, creating all kinds of problems for women, but now? Now he only wants to look forward.

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  1. Your look over here not there attitude shows your guilt in this Justin.

    • StillDouchesOfCambridge says:

      To me JT was an azzhole the moment I read that he prepared his wedding video and in that he was mocking the homeless of LA and laughing. Rotten in the inside. Entitled, arrogant, fots well with his wife. I remember her saying that women she had many problems because of how beautiful she was. 🤨 hum, sorry, what? 😂 I hope the nsync reunion is not going to happen. It’s a no for me.

  2. Kate says:

    Grow up and evolve. You first, Justin!

    • Fancyhat13 says:

      JT is a douchebag but this isn’t Something to go after him for.

      But as usual your photo game is unparalleled

      • MeanMilf says:

        What an absolute asshole.
        Britney writing a memoir and sharing her story IS healing.
        He could have cared less when she was trapped in a toxic situation but has some side comment to say now that her freedom has impacted his non existent “good person” facade.

      • Kate says:

        I don’t know if you meant to reply to me since I don’t have any photos. But I absolutely do think it’s total BS to tell people that they need to evolve and grow as a defense to terrible past behavior, especially when he hasn’t followed his own advice. Growth and evolution are necessary and important parts of life, but using the need for others to do that as a shield when you’ve never taken accountability for your actions is not it. I don’t think you can truly grow or evolve UNTIL you take accountability for your shit, so we know he still has a ways to go in that regard.

  3. Lala11_7 says:

    After what he did to Brittany AND Janet 😪😡…let the CHIPS fall where they may🤬

    • Teddy says:

      Yes! The Janet Jackson betrayal speaks directly to what a creep he is.

    • ML says:

      LaLa11-7, Justin essentially built his career on the backs of Janet and Britney (to their detriment). He deserves what’s coming to him, and it’s a bit precious that NOW when he’s the one feeling the heat, he wants to grow and evolve and put the past behind him. You said this great: Let the chips FALL where they may!

  4. Mireille says:

    Justin: We just want everyone to grow and evolve instead of continuing to bring up the past.
    Britney: Cry me a river, bitch.

    • H says:

      This is the perfect comment. *chef’s kiss*

      I used to be a big NSYNC fan but I never liked Justin (Joey or Chris were my favorites ). The way JT vilified Britney after they broke up… He’s a dirtbag. Let’s not forget that he cheated on Jessica Biel.

      I hope he gets asked about this book every time he leaves his house.

  5. ELX says:

    This is the messy reality of life and why abortion access is absolutely necessary.

    • Minnieder says:


      • caitlinsmom says:

        exactly. Two uneducated, 20 year-olds made the right decision- because the option was available. They both made the right choice, difficult as it was.

        Now, her parents? Clearly they failed both daughters regarding education about sex, contraception, etc.

      • ME says:

        @ caitlinsmom

        I agree with you on the parents being total failures. I mean both your daughters get pregnant as teens? Something went wrong somewhere.

  6. Flamingo says:

    Creeps just hate it when their creepy behavior gets exposed. Poor Justin, now he has to crawl back to N’Sync for relevancy. He can go cry a river…

  7. Myeh says:

    Teflon white guy is apt. I’m going to use that from now on.

  8. ThatsNotOkay says:

    Britney gets to set the record straight and call him out, and now he’s all, that was so long ago, we were all immature, both sides, both sides.

    Knew he and his lawyers were holding up publication because he didn’t want the truth about cheating and horning it up to be told and needed time to prep his (non) response. Likely there’s more TK. That’s what he’s saving his real statement for.

  9. Ameerah M says:

    So basically he’s saying “please don’t call me out publicly and hold me accountable for my actions”. Meanwhile he made an entire album off of smearing her PUBLICLY.

    • lucy2 says:

      Yup. It’s always the ones saying “let’s move forward, forget the past, we can’t possibly discuss this now” who are deflecting something bad.
      I imagine it’s difficult to date someone very famous and have them decades later write a memoir, but he’s such a douche I don’t feel for him at all.

  10. Jais says:

    It’s the way he spoke about her afterwards. For years. It wasn’t one quick one and done diss. He dined out on disrespecting her for years. So it might take years before we all collectively just evolve and move on about this. Sorry, Justin. And the phrase “but he still has respect for her.” Um, the issue is that he clearly didn’t have respect for her for so so many years.

  11. JustMe says:

    He should apologize for those frosted tips

  12. Meh says:

    Abusers always be like, “ThaT was iN the PaST.”

    • North of Boston says:

      And in this case BS couldn’t call him out before because she was being completely controlled by her father, the conservatorship.

      She finally gets to speak the truth with her own voice and he’s all out there telling her to pipe down, bygones and water under the bridge

      He can go pound sand, such a JA

      • It Really Is You, Not Me says:

        @North of Boston….Yes!!!! I might feel differently if Britney had ever been allowed to “grow and evolve” but the conservatorship took that chance away from her. Taking back control of her story now, in her words, IS growing and evolving.

        That said, I think Justin’s PR is doing a pretty good job with this by oficially saying nothing, but privately pointing out that he already apologized. But saying that Britney is dragging up the past is definitely a MISS. They would do well to revise the “grow and evolve” business to say that HE’S the one who has had the space to grow and evolve and is glad that Britney now has that same opportunity. I can believe that he’s a different person at 40 than he was at 20 or even 25 when he used Britney to further his solo career, although he’s still a serial cheater.

    • HeyJude says:

      Yep this is a textbook response line of narcissistic abusers. He’s a total piece of shit and I genuinely hope he’s relegated to obscurity finally now.

      Really making Cry Me A River after the abortion incident he pushed for is beyond fucked up. Coming out with this line years later in response to it all becoming public is near sociopathic. And this was definitely him. No PR person on earth would okay this statement.

    • Emily says:

      His response reeks of gaslighting. It was in the past, it’s YOUR fault for bringing it up; why can’t you get over how I treated you.

  13. Justpassingby says:

    I had forgotten that Justin used to be so cute when he was younger. He did himself such a disservice by getting all this plastic surgery. His now ugly face is just as ugly as his soul!

  14. kelleybelle says:

    Of course. Don’t all douchebags? Deal with it.

  15. Sean says:

    I’ve always wondered what it was about him that makes Jessica Biel stick around. He’s just so…ugh.

    • Mia4s says:

      I think she wanted (and wants) a certain level of wealth and fame that she was not capable of on her own merits and talent. Tale as old as time. 🤷‍♀️

      Boy the perspective we are getting on his actions post-breakup. The PERSPECTIVE!! 😒 What a piece of sh…oh, sorry, moving on and evolving now.

    • KASalvy says:

      Well, she does have a child with him and he seems to be the breadwinner. And who knows, maybe she’s turned a blind eye to it as long as they live comfortably. (Basically, not my business what happens in his marriage as long as she doesn’t care.)

      But can we also talk about how stunning Jessica still is? The woman has barely aged in 10 years.

  16. Bumblebee says:

    His apology ghostwriter is frantically working overtime right now.

  17. Lucy says:

    Okay…then let’s talk about current events JT. Care to comment on your wife’s longtime and ongoing support of RFK Jr.?

  18. TIFFANY says:

    This comment would make sense if he didn’t spend all of his 20’s and 30’s being a complete and total awful person.

  19. Elon's Sink says:

    He’s just as slimy as his character in “Reptile” on Netflix. Teflon POS.

  20. HD says:

    I think calling this “just a normal story” is being a little bit flippant about reproductive coercion, honestly. Britney has said that it was one of the most agonizing experiences of her life and that it is not a decision she would have made if she had been able to choose for herself. Just like no one should ever be forced to continue a pregnancy that they don’t want, no one should ever be coerced into terminating a pregnancy that they do want. And I’m sure that her parents and her record label and many other people were in on the coercion in addition to JT. But let’s not minimize this.

  21. Digital Unicorn says:

    He’s aged badly, the alleged drug habit finally took a toll. Finally got the face he deserved.

    I don’t know if his telfon will protect him from this – there is a LOT of love/support for Brit and his image/career as taken a big hit these past years. His ‘acting’ career never took off, his music career stalled big time – he has MANY skeletons in his closet so he’d better be careful. Considering how much he put it about, there are more stories like this one.

  22. Beverley says:

    Easy for him to say. He’s never held accountable. I haven’t forgotten how he threw Janet Jackson under the bus after exposing her breast on national TV. He isn’t a noble gentleman. He’s an assh*le.

  23. Katry says:

    JT is obviously an a hole who is still a cheater. I kind of give him a pass for being so young when they were together (TBH I made some bad mistakes at that age and am super glad no one is writing about me like this) but he doesn’t seem to grow or ever take responsibility so he deserves the flack.

    Also I do think the abortion was the right choice at that point but still a lot for Britney to go through. Brit was already super wealthy at that point so I guess if she was adamant she wanted to keep the baby, she could have but also probably felt pressured by her parents, JT and managers to terminate. I think they were both around 18/19 when this happened so we’re still teens. Yikes!

    Her parents really failed her and her sister. They sound so beyond crappy.

    • Mariana says:

      I’m sure everyone around her was telling she that she and everyone around her would lose EVERYTHING if she kept the pregnancy. To a very sheltered, very controlled, teen girl that probably seemed like it was true.

  24. slippers4life says:

    I get all the people gearing up to defend the abortion. We should always defend abortion loudly. I am cringing thinking about how the anti-choice brigade will react.

    The issue the majority have with JT at the moment isn’t because he was 20 and asked his girlfriend for an abortion. The issue is, after what sounds like a very challenging and complex situation in their young relationship, Justin could have just moved on with his life and career. This is not what happened next.

    What happened next is Justin became a top selling solo artist by exploiting lies about Britney which made the planet pile on her. This was a likely major contributer to her trauma in addition to her abusive family. What Justin did by releasing a solo album/Britney smear campaign was abusive on its own. Not to mentioned the fact it launched him into superstardum and made him an absolute fortune! He currently still reaps rewards of his abuse towards Britney.

    Britney’s story of her abortion and Justin’s cheating is about standing in her truth.

    Justin absolutely should be held accountable for his smear campaign he’s still making money from.

    Growing and moving forward involves reparations and accountability not gaslighting and trying to exploit the also disgusting situation of women losing rights to reproductive health care to distract from the abuse you inflicted on a person.

  25. Kat says:

    I am going to enjoy any tea forthcoming as well as any karma heading JT’s way. It’s a long time coming.

  26. J says:

    I’d only have sympathy for JT if he’d shared his own dirty laundry the way he shared Brit’s way back when. He doesn’t get to say this after dragging her through the mud.