From 1999 to 2000, Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake were pop music’s royal couple. They were young, beautiful, and totally in love. Even before the days of social media, Britney and Justin had a high-profile relationship that people loved to follow. But like their romance, their breakup was just as public and incredibly messy. We thought it would be fun to travel back to the days when we dreamed of having a relationship as sweet as JT and Brit’s, so here’s 10 things you may have not known about the couple.
10. How They Met
Britney and Justin first met when they worked on the Mickey Mouse Club together in the 1990s. In a lost interview from The Frank Skinner Show in 2000, Britney told the host how they got together. “We weren’t like boyfriend or girlfriend there [Mickey Mouse Club], but we really liked each other.” Skinner asked if they kept in touch after they were finished the show. Britney replied, “We kind of kept in touch at the very beginning, but then after 3 months we stopped talking. And then we saw each other again. He was doing promotional stuff for ‘NSYNC at a radio show, and he came backstage and I was there. He knocked on my door and then we saw each other, and ever since then we’ve been going out.” In 2001, she couldn’t help but gush about Justin to The Observer: “When people get too personal, it bothers me. But I’m not ashamed at all to say that I love him from the bottom of my heart. As far as love is concerned, with him, too much is not enough. He’s everything.”