Justin Timberlake and his girlfriend of four years, the “A Team” actress, Jessica Biel, have split up, a spokesperson for the former couple has confirmed today. The decision to end their relationship is said to be mutual.
There had been increasing media speculation that all was not well with the Justin and Jessica, who got together on a night out in 2007. But now a spokesperson has confirmed that the two of them have “mutually” agreed to part ways as a romantic couple but have stated that they want to remain friends.
Rumors of a split had dogged the couple since April 2010, with leaked reports that they felt there was “No more romance” in their relationship. The rumor mill also went into overdrive when Justin Timberlake turned up to last month’s Academy Awards ceremony with his mother instead of Jessica Biel. However, Justin and Jessica held it together and remained tight-lipped about their relationship and any possible problems.
But trouble flared had again at a surprise party that Jessica threw for Justin’s 30th birthday in January of this year. A “really awkward” moment is said to have triggered tension between the two when Jessica took to her feet to toast Justin at the party, and spoke about how she felt like a “stalker” trying to get through fans waiting outside his house, when the two were first dating.
Justin was not impressed. He too stood up and yelled, “Yeah b***hes!” in response. That lack of respect for Jessica’s feelings, laughing them off, is said to have upset Biel greatly.
Not cool, Justin. It’s not always easy dating a mega-famous pop star, you know!
Since then, Justin and Jessica worked hard to mend the relationship but the romance had died and now they have decided to split up, but will hopefully remain friends.