Nostalgia alert! Britney Spears shared a uncommon throwback picture of her and ex Justin Timberlake, whom she dated from 1999 to 2002.
“After we used to shoot hoops TOGETHER … that’s when miracles occurred!!!” Spears, 41, captioned the since-deleted Tuesday, January 17, Instagram picture of her and Timberlake, 41, wearing matching basketball uniforms.
The “Poisonous” singer’s reference to her relationship with the ‘NSync alum comes practically two years after Timberlake issued a public apology to her following the debut of Hulu’s Framing Britney Spears.
The February 2001 documentary sparked criticism from followers about feedback the “Mirrors” crooner made about his ex following their cut up, together with his 2002 music video for “Cry Me a River,” which featured a Spears look-alike.
In his assertion, the Grammy winner talked about Spears and Janet Jackson by title, concurrently apologizing to the Jacksons alum, 56, for his or her 2004 Tremendous Bowl Halftime Present incident.
“I’m deeply sorry for the occasions in my life the place my actions contributed to the issue, the place I spoke out of flip, or didn’t communicate up for what was proper. I perceive that I fell quick in these moments and in lots of others and benefited from a system that condones misogyny and racism,” Timberlake wrote by way of Instagram in February 2021.
He continued: “I particularly need to apologize to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson each individually, as a result of I look after and respect these ladies and I do know I failed. I additionally really feel compelled to reply, partly, as a result of everybody concerned deserves higher and most significantly, as a result of it is a bigger dialog that I wholeheartedly need to be a part of and develop from.”
The Mates With Advantages actor — who shares sons Silas, 7, and Phineas, 2, with spouse Jessica Biel — additionally spoke out towards Spears’ conservatorship in June 2021.
“No lady ought to ever be restricted from making choices about her personal physique. Nobody ought to EVER be held towards their will … or ever should ask permission to entry the whole lot they’ve labored so onerous for,” he wrote by way of Twitter on the time. “Jess and I ship our love, and our absolute help to Britney throughout this time. We hope the courts and her household make this proper and let her dwell nonetheless she desires to dwell.”
The “Gimme Extra,” musician, for her half, tied the knot with Sam Asghari in June 2022. She shares sons Sean, 17, and Jayden, 16, with ex-husband Kevin Federline. Her controversial 13-year conservatorship got here to an finish in November 2021.