Britney Spears Photobombs Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel's Wedding Cover: Awkward Alert

Much anticipated magazine spread isn't without its irony, as newlywed's infamous ex unexpectedly shares his moment in the spotlight

By Gina Serpe Oct 24, 2012 3:03 PMTags
Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel, People MagazinePeople Magazine

"Something old" is usually the reserve of wedding days, not wedding covers.

But People seems to have taken that old adage quite fervently to heart when they released the highly anticipated first wedding shot of Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel, as the second thing the world seemed to take notice of (the first being that pink Giambattista Valli dress and her jumping-for-joy husband), was the celeb image nestled into the top right corner of the page.

Guess not even magazine editors can resist a good forced photobombing.

Yep, of all the cover inserts in all the world, they had to put his ex-girlfriend Britney Spears onto his.

We're not sure if this was simply the powers that be having a little fun, showing off a naughty sense or humor or merely an unavoidable coincidence—after all, the X Factor judge's ongoing and increasingly dramatic trial is big news and certainly worthy of cover positioning—but come on. Someone somewhere knew what they were doing.

Still, the slightly startling imagery might be a nice consolation for all those diehard bubblegum pop fans who just knew in their heart of hearts these former lovebirds would one day wind up together. Though we're pretty sure no one anticipated the reunion would come courtesy of a rather ironic magazine cover.

Least of all Jessica.