7 Things You Didn’t Know About Justin Timberlake And Jimmy Fallon’s Friendship
There are many bromances in Hollywood between actors, musicians, TV personalities and stand-up comedians, but one of the most beloved friendships is that of pop singer, Justin Timberlake and comedian, Jimmy Fallon. These two are definitely an unexpected duo, but we are so happy they found each other because together they are absolutely hilarious! They share the same sense of humor, care-free attitude and let’s face it — they come up with some of the best comedy skits we’ve ever seen! Fans can watch their loveable friendship play out on Fallon’s The Tonight Show as Justin is often a guest on the show either promoting his latest music or doing another improv comedy skit. Just because we love them so much, here’s a look at 7 things you might not have known about this dynamic duo’s friendship:
7. Pals For Over 10 Years
They first met one another at the MTV Video Awards back in 2002. At the time, Jimmy Fallon was a Saturday Night Live cast member and Justin was starting his solo career after being in the band ‘NSYNC. Fallon reminisced about when they first met and he said they kind of bonded over the shared pressure of that night as Fallon was hosting the awards for the first time that night and Justin was performing by himself without the backup of his band. “I remember talking backstage during those VMAs. I was totally nervous and you were nervous and we both ended up having a good night. We’re good luck to each other – like each other’s rabbit foots,” Fallon said. How adorable! Things came full circle in 2013 when Jimmy Fallon presented Justin Timberlake with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award and gave a heartfelt introduction to his best buddy.
6. Jimmy Fallon Interrupted a Speech at Justin’s Wedding
In a tribute for Jimmy Fallon in Time magazine, Justin revealed that his best buddy did something a little out of left field at his wedding — he interrupted his speech! This is a definite no-no for wedding etiquette, and Justin admitted if it was anyone else it he wouldn’t have been forgiving, but because it was Jimmy he thought it was worth the laughs. It was in the middle of an intimate speech to his new wife, actress Jessica Biel, at their Italian wedding back in 2012. Justin wrote, “Picture this: I’m in the heart of an impromptu speech at my wedding reception in front of 150 guests, pouring it out to my lovely new bride. You could hear a pin drop. I paused for just a moment in between thoughts. And then there was Jimmy, shouting a joke from his seat, sparking an improv between the two of us that went on for a good five or 10 minutes and had all our guests roaring with laughter.” He continued on with, “Interrupting the groom’s speech at the wedding reception? Cracking jokes when your buddy is looking desperately for the words to say that he hopes his wife will remember forever? It turned into a moment that everyone there will remember forever. Anyone else would have bombed on that stage. And then I would have kicked their a–.”