Justin Timberlake, the former NSYNC heartthrob, found himself in the spotlight this week, but not for his latest hit or a sequel to the Trolls movie. Instead, the singer’s personal life was thrust into the limelight with the release of Britney Spears’ memoir, ‘The Woman in Me’. The book reveals a past pregnancy with Timberlake, which was terminated due to his discomfort with the situation. Despite the buzz, Timberlake has remained conspicuously quiet on social media. However, insiders have offered a glimpse into his current state of mind.
According to a source who spoke to PEOPLE, Timberlake is channeling his energy into his family and his music. The 42-year-old singer, who is married to actress Jessica Biel, is a proud father to sons Silas, 8, and Phineas, 3. “He’s content at home with Jess and their kids, and he’s pouring his heart into new music,” the source revealed. “He’s in a really good place.” The couple was recently seen enjoying an Elton John concert.
Spears’ memoir, set to hit the shelves on October 20, is already Amazon’s #1 best-selling book. Excerpts from the book, shared by PEOPLE, unveiled the secret pregnancy with Timberlake earlier this week.
Spears wrote about her hopes of starting a family with Timberlake, whom she deeply loved. However, Timberlake was certain he wasn’t ready for fatherhood. “He said we weren’t ready to have a baby in our lives, that we were way too young,” she wrote. Spears described the termination as “one of the most agonizing” moments of her life.
Hollywood Stars on High Alert
The release of Spears’ memoir was reportedly postponed in May due to concerns from Hollywood’s elite. It remains unclear if Timberlake was among those concerned, but a report by The Sun at the time mentioned “nervous A-listers” apprehensive about the book’s contents. “There are relationships and people she had encounters with who she managed to keep under the radar,” the report stated.
The report also mentioned that lawyers were worried about claims that Spears had affairs with two Hollywood stars. “Strongly worded legal letters have been sent to the publishers by people who know Britney and fear what she has written,” it said.
One of these alleged affairs was revealed this week. In her memoir, Spears confesses to cheating on Timberlake with Australian dancer Wade Robson after discovering that he had been unfaithful with another celebrity. “We were out one night, and we went to a Spanish bar. We danced and danced. I made out with him that night,” she writes. According to Spears, she confessed to Timberlake, and they agreed to move past it.