Justin Timberlake has given us hit records, big time blockbusters, swoonworthy sexiness and laugh-out-loud comedy (thanks, Saturday Night Live). And even though he might be a superstar now, Timberlake had to work his way up to the top.
Starting with his gigs on Star Search in 1993 and the Mickey Mouse Club in 1994, Timberlake consistently commanded the spotlight. When the Mickey Mouse Club ended, Justin became part of the iconic boy band titled ‘N Sync. Their debut album sold 1.1 million records on the first day and earned the band three Grammy nods.
Justin quickly became a teen heartthrob, all whilst dating pop princess Britney Spears. They confirmed their relationship in 2000, but later split by 2002. When Justin released his first solo album later that year, there was speculation that some of the lyrics in songs such as "Cry Me A River" were aimed at his famous ex. Timberlake, however, never said there was a connection between his songs and the singer and the two have been complimentary to each other on Twitter as the years have gone by.
After Britney, Justin moved on with actress Cameron Diaz in 2003. After several years of dating, the pair split in 2007 with no hard feelings. In fact, shortly after their breakup, Justin and Cameron reunited to promote Shrek The Third together, which they both had voice roles in. They even shot 2010's Bad Teacher together.
By then, however, Justin was already dating ladylove Jessica Biel. On Christmas Day 2011, Justin proposed to his lucky lady in Montana with a small group of family and friends. His grandma later spilled the beans and confirm the engagement to the press. Oops!
Today, Timberlake is a happily married man and doing what he does best—entertaining. In addition to touring around the world (both by himself and with good friend Jay Z) promoting his 20/20 Experience albums, Justin also has several film projects under his belt. His recent movies include Runner Runner and Inside Llewyn Davis.