Britney Spears Says She Was Pregnant With Justin Timberlake's Baby Before They Decided to Get Abortion

In Britney Spears' upcoming memoir, she writes about getting pregnant with her and Justin Timberlake's baby in the early aughts, with the former couple ultimately deciding to get an abortion.

By Jess Cohen Oct 17, 2023 4:47 PMTags
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Britney Spears is pulling back the curtain on a personal chapter of her life.

In the "Stronger" singer's upcoming memoir, The Woman in Me, she writes about getting pregnant with her and Justin Timberlake's baby during their relationship before they decided to get an abortion, E! News has learned.

E! News has reached out to reps for both Spears and Timberlake, who've yet to publicly address.

On Oct. 17, People published an exclusive excerpt from Spears' memoir which reportedly details the former couple's ultimate decision to end the pregnancy. "Justin definitely wasn't happy about the pregnancy," the passage alleges. "He said we weren't ready to have a baby in our lives, that we were way too young."

Spears, 41, and Timberlake, 42, first met while appearing on the Mickey Mouse Club in the early '90s. Years later, in 1999, as both of their careers took off, Spears as a solo artist and Timberlake with *NSYNC, they began a highly-publicized relationship.

The duo went on to call it quits in 2002 and have since moved on romantically. For Spears, she briefly tied the knot with Jason Alexander in a 2004 Las Vegas ceremony before quickly getting the marriage annulled. Later that year, she wed Kevin Federline and went on to welcome kids Sean Preston, 18, and Jayden James, 17. The pair broke up in 2006 and finalized their divorce the following year.

Britney Spears' Post-Conservatorship Life

Spears later walked down the aisle with actor Sam Asghari in June 2022 after five years of dating. However, the fitness model filed for divorce from the "Gimme More" singer in August after 14 months of marriage.

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As for Timberlake, he tied the knot with actress Jessica Biel in 2012 and has since welcomed kids Silas, 8 and Phineas, 2.

In Oct. 2022, in celebration of their 10th anniversary, the couple revealed that they'd renewed their wedding vows. 

"Being married to you is the adventure of a lifetime!" Biel wrote on Instagram at the time. "Run it back, baby. RUN IT BACK. I love you."

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The Woman in Me by Britney Spears

In this powerful memoir, Britney tells her own story on her own terms.

The Woman in Me is set for release Oct. 24. 

Good Jeans

Spears and Timberlake dated between 1999 and 2002.

Pre-Grammys Party

The two attended Clive Davis' annual pre-Grammy Awards party at the Beverly Hills Hotel in 2002.

Planet Hollywood Date

They hosted a Super Bowl fundraiser at the Planet Hollywood restaurant in Times Square in NYC in 2002.

Album Release Party

Timberlake joined Spears at the release party for her album Britney in 2001.

Crossroads Premiere

The following year, he was her plus one at the premiere of her movie.

Shootin' Hoops

Spears was along for the ride when N*SYNC participated at a celebrity basketball game. 

2000 MTV VMAs

All eyes were on them at music's biggest night.


A very young Spears and Timberlake appeared with All New Mickey Mouse Club co-stars such as Ryan Gosling and Christina Aguilera.

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