Brithey Spears opens that she had an abortion for Justin Timberlake when they were both 19.
In her memoir, Britney Spears claims that she had an abortion while dating Justin Timberlake.
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 17 (Reuters) – According to extracts from Britney Spears’ upcoming biography published on Tuesday in People magazine, she. Discusses having an abortion to end a pregnancy by fellow pop star Justin Timberlake while the two were dating in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
The pregnancy “was a surprise,” but Spears, 41, said in her autobiography, “The Woman in Me,” that she still wanted the child and consented to an abortion at Timberlake’s urging.
“I was madly in love with Justin. I always thought we’d start a family someday,” Spears wrote.
“However, Justin was undoubtedly unhappy about the pregnancy. He claimed that because we were still so young, we weren’t prepared to become parents.
Spears claimed that if it had been up to her, “I never would have done it. She called the incident “one of the most agonizing things I have ever experienced in my life” even though Justin was so certain he didn’t want to be a father.
Reuters contacted Timberlake’s 42-year-old representatives for comment, but they did not answer right away.
Before their dramatic breakup in 2002, Timberlake and Spears, who first connected as adolescent cast members on the television show. “The Mickey Mouse Club,” dated for roughly three years in their late teens and early 20s. During this time, they gained notoriety in the tabloids.
While Timberlake claimed to have slept with Spears and later wrote the song. “Cry Me a River,” in which he hinted she had been disloyal to him in their relationship. Spears was aggressively questioned in the media about her virginity.
In 2021, Timberlake openly apologized to Spears on social media, claiming he had “failed” her in the wake of a. TV documentary on her that featured a section on how she had been humiliated in the media after their relationship ended.
Spears later gave birth to two sons, now 18 and 17, with her second husband, singer and former backup dancer Kevin Federline. To whom she was married for two years.
Spears announced in April 2022 that she and her then-fiancé Sam Asghari were expecting a third child, but she. Miscarried the following month, she said. Asghari and her were married in June 2022, but he requested a divorce this year in. August, 14 months after their wedding.
Nearly two years after Spears’ release from a 13-year court-ordered conservatorship set up and overseen by her father. Jamie Spears, comes her eagerly awaited memoir. From 2008 until its termination in November 2021, the agreement governed Spears’ private life, professional life, and $60 million estate.
The quote from Spears in the book that inspired the title of the biography is, “The woman in me was pushed down for a long time. They wanted me to be wild onstage, the way they told me to be, and to be a robot the rest of the time.”
The book will be available via Simon and Schuster’s Gallery Books on October 24.
Reporting from Los Angeles by Steve Gorman; editing by Rod Nickel.