Rachel Bilson Recalls Flirting With Justin Timberlake at a Party

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Justin Timberlake was tearin’ up Rachel Bilson’s coronary heart within the early 2000s. 

The O.C. alum, 42, revealed through the Monday, September 25, episode of her “Broad Concepts With Rachel Bilson” podcast that she and Timberlake, 42, as soon as sparked a flirtation at a celebration earlier than cohost Olivia Allen ruined their second. 

“In our day [Justin Timberlake] was very huge, proper? Like, the largest. Sorry, no disrespect — he’s nonetheless very huge. We had been all at a celebration, or one thing, and he was there and I used to be so obsessive about him,” she started, earlier than stopping quick to say, “I can’t inform this story.” 

Allen, nevertheless, continued for her, recalling how she blew her buddy’s huge second. 

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“We had been kicking it with him. We had been making buddies with him. [Rachel] went as much as him, clearly, or he got here to [Rachel],” she stated. “I bought drunk and embarrassed myself a bit as a result of he was making an attempt to flirt with Rachel. That is the reality. You need the reality. I used to be drunk and I [sat] in between them. … I used to be simply drunk and needed to maintain speaking to him.” 

Whereas Bilson was hesitant to increase on the story herself, she emphasised how awkward Allen’s transfer was. “There was no room. Olivia planted herself [between us], squeezed herself [between us],” she quipped.  

Allen admitted she soured the evening along with her tipsy actions — Bilson stated her pal “battled” Timberlake all evening lengthy — however famous that the ‘NSync singer was “nice” and took all of it in jest. “He known as me the enemy. The following time I noticed him he was like, ‘What’s up, enemy?’” 

“He wasn’t mad at me. You may need been,” she joked to Bilson. 

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The twosome had been seemingly by no means meant to be. Timberlake married Jessica Biel in 2012 and the pair welcomed sons Silas and Phineas in 2015 and 2020, respectively. Bilson, in the meantime, shares daughter Briar Rose, 8, with ex-fiancé Hayden Christensen. The twosome had been collectively for almost a decade earlier than calling it quits in 2017.

Lately, Bilson has turn into identified for talking candidly on subjects like intercourse and relationships. Her hesitancy to take a stroll down Timberlake lane, nevertheless, could stem from shedding a job earlier this 12 months over feedback she made about desirous to be “manhandled” by her intercourse accomplice. 

“That is the primary time it’s ever occurred to me in my skilled life that I misplaced a job this week due to issues that had been stated,” Bilson revealed throughout a Might episode of her “Broad Concepts” podcast. “A job bought taken away from me as a result of I used to be talking candidly and overtly about intercourse in a humorous method on our buddy’s podcast.”

Bilson defined that she wasn’t simply in talks for the gig however had already been employed. The gig was then pulled from her “as a result of I used to be talking overtly about intercourse.” She famous that she was “baffled” by the choice to fireside her over “being candid and sincere and the topic was intercourse” in “this point in time” — and the incident now has her reconsidering what she says. 

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“I didn’t actually have a likelihood to defend myself,” Bilson continued. “I’m a single mother — like, I would like these jobs. Every part counts. I present lots for my household and my daughter. No matter the rest, all of it issues. I’m annoyed, and it makes me wish to shut up,” Bilson declared. “I really feel shamed by this firm.”