JUSTIN Timberlake has fears about Britney Spears’ allegations about him in her book The Woman in Me will do to his career.
2023 Getty ImagesJustin Timberlake has concerns about how Britney Spears’ bombshell reveals in The Woman in Me will affect his career[/caption]
Instagram/britneyspearsThe singer revealed her abortion and accused her ex of cheating on her[/caption]
The actor is said to be “on edge” after revelations from the past came to light in the singer’s book, The Woman in Me, a source told The U.S. Sun exclusively.
According to the insider, Justin has expressed “big concern” about his music comeback being affected by claims he got his ex pregnant, urged her not to go forward with the pregnancy, and was unfaithful.
His reps are said to be working overtime to “keep Justin clean of fall out from this,” but the source says “behind the scenes, there are major worries.”
Per the insider, Justin has spent months preparing for his “big music comeback,” and “he feels it’s fresh and some of his best work.”
Now, he’s experiencing “fear that the entire campaign will be centered on his reaction to the Britney stories and derailed by that narrative.”
The source added: “For months the plan was all positive vibes built around the plan of Justin being back with some huge hip-hop tunes.
“But now it is what will he say about Britney and how will he handle it both in media promotion and even with fans? And no matter what people say publicly, behind closed doors the biggest fear is whether any of this will impact his sales. That is a big f**king worry.”
Justin has reportedly been having secret music rehearsals for months while planning his return to the stage with his new music.
He’s hoping to tour in 2024 and considering a potential slate of shows around the world after that.
According to the insider: “Truthfully, no one is sure how Justin will come out of this at the moment. The dust needs to settle on the headlines and shock of Britney’s words.
“Justin has been really focused on this music comeback with a desire to show just how great he is on the live stage. He has a stellar collection of hits and is excited to show off this new album in front of audiences.”
They added: “It is a really big 12 months ahead of him. Certainly, before all this blew up, the mindset was that Justin would re-establish himself as one of the best male entertainers of modern pop.
“The desire remains. Certainly going out and delivering new chart hits and killer shows will go a long way to make audiences forget about these controversies.”
Britney’s book is full of bombshell revelations about her relationship with Justin and so much more.
The pair dated from 1999 to 2002.
In addition to claiming that she got pregnant and decided to get an abortion during the whirlwind romance, the Louisiana native alleges in The Woman in Me that her boyband star ex was unfaithful.
She stated in her writing that her then-boyfriend stepped out on her with another female celebrity, whom she declined to name in an effort to avoid embarrassing the woman, who now has a family.
While Britney did not reveal her identity, Page Six speculated that the woman in question was Nicole Appleton.
A newspaper clipping from that time period shows that Justin and the All Saints singer were seen out together.
The article shows Justin and the British singer ducking down in the back of a car in an attempt to hide from photographers nearby.
They were also spotted walking together from the Mayfair Club to the St. Martins Lane Hotel.
The article noted that Justin and Britney were still dating at the time.
Britney also confirmed that she was, at one point, unfaithful to Justin.
An insider told The U.S. Sun: “Justin owns who he was when he and Britney were together, even though his personality, career, lifestyle, and personal priorities are radically different now, 20 years later.
“This book is a nightmare for him because of how it throws the whole family into chaos. The timing stings as much as the revelation itself.”
The insider continued, echoing the latest reports about his career hopes: “Justin had a big fall planned with new music on deck, more work with his old friends in NSYNC, and of course, the next installment of the Trolls franchise, which has been a huge moneymaker for Justin over the last several years.”
In the lead-up to the memoir’s October 24 release, there has been major speculation about what reveals it would contain about Britney and Justin’s relationship and more.
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AFPBritney and Justin dated from 1999 to 2002[/caption]
InstagramHe and Jessica Biel are said to be reeling as a couple over the book[/caption]