Britney Spears Was ‘On Fire’ Shooting Music Video After Justin Split

Britney Spears Video Director Recalls Aftermath of Justin Timberlake Split
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“Overprotected” music video director Chris Applebaum gave Britney Spears two choices following her 2001 break up from Justin Timberlake — cease the video shoot or present the ‘NSync musician that “he simply misplaced one of the best factor that he ever had.” The remaining is historical past.

Applebaum, now 53, recalled Spears, now 41, exhibiting him the “it’s over” textual content from Timberlake, now 42, throughout the music video shoot.

“[It] appeared like that was the tip of the video shoot, and I acknowledged that with all people,” Applebaum recalled throughout an interview with ABC Information on Thursday, November 2. Finally, the director let Spears make the ultimate determination.

Britney Spears Video Director Recalls Aftermath of Justin Timberlake Split
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After a minor break, the singer returned to set and was “on fireplace,” per Applebaum. “This was the Britney that everybody is aware of and loves,” he added.

Spears and Timberlake dated from 1999 to 2002, after assembly on the Mickey Mouse Membership set. She detailed getting the breakup “textual content message” whereas on the “Overprotected (Darkchild Remix)” music video set in her The Girl In Me memoir, which was launched final month.

Spears recalled feeling “clinically in shock” and “devastated” after Timberlake broke issues off between them.

“I used to be comatose in Louisiana, and he was fortunately working round Hollywood,” she stated of the aftermath.

In her ebook, Spears detailed the ups and downs in her life — specializing in what actually went down between her and Timberlake. The “Poisonous” singer even revealed that she had an abortion after they had been collectively.

Britney Spears Video Director Recalls Aftermath of Justin Timberlake Split
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“Justin positively wasn’t comfortable in regards to the being pregnant. He stated we weren’t able to have a child in our lives, that we had been manner too younger,” Spears wrote. “I’m certain folks will hate me for this, however I agreed to not have the infant. I don’t know if that was the best determination. If it had been left as much as me alone, I by no means would have performed it. And but Justin was so certain that he didn’t wish to be a father.”

Whereas Spears was “crying and sobbing” on the lavatory ground, she recalled Timberlake trying to consolation her by enjoying his guitar.

Timberlake, for his half, was unaware that the main points of their previous relationship could be revealed in Spears’ ebook. He even turned off his Instagram feedback following the ebook’s launch.

“Justin thought Britney would possibly discuss their ups and downs in additional common phrases — not air out their very private, soiled laundry,” a supply completely instructed Us final month. “He’s dissatisfied she went this route many years after they break up up.”

Days after The Girl In Me was printed, Timberlake was photographed getting off a airplane alongside his household, together with spouse Jessica Biel, as they arrived in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

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Whereas some followers speculated that he was making an attempt to maintain a low profile following Spears’ ebook launch, a separate supply completely instructed Us that Timberlake didn’t “flee” to Mexico.

“It had nothing to do with Britney’s memoir,” the insider added. “He and his household already had this trip deliberate months in the past.”

The supply went on to say that Timberlake is “centered on his household and residing within the current,” nevertheless, he’s “supportive of Britney’s determination to place her reality on the market” general.