'N Sync Reunites for JC Chasez's 40th Birthday

Justin Timberlake, Lance Bass, Joey Fatone and Chris Kirkpatrick celebrate with the boy band singer

By Zach Johnson Aug 09, 2016 11:04 AMTags
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'N Sync has finally reunited.

While there's no new music on the horizon (that we know of, anyway), Lance Bass, Joey Fatone, Chris Kirkpatrick and Justin Timberlake banded together to celebrate JC Chasez's 40th birthday. Timberlake shared a picture of the boy band's get-together with his 33.3 million Instagram followers late Monday writing, "JC's 40th... And, if you don't know now you know..."

Chasez is the second member of 'N Sync to reach the milestone age. Kirkpatrick is 44, while Bass, Fatone and Timberlake are all in their 30s. Kirkpatrick poked fun at Chasez on Twitter, sharing an old photo and writing, "Happy birthday @JCChasez! Welcome to the old man club!"

Music producer Dallas Austin, actor Chace Crawford, 5 Seconds of Summer singer Luke Hemmings, reality star Brody Jenner, screenwriter Simon Kinberg, choreographer Spencer Liff, actress Tara Reid and director Bryan Singer also hit up The Nice Guy in West Hollywood.

"The entire party was casual," a source tells E! News. "The restaurant was rented out for JC's birthday. JC's manager, Eric Podwall, gave the first toast, followed by Justin giving a toast with Joey, Lance and Chris standing next to him while he spoke." After Timberlake was done singing his pal's praises, everyone sang "Happy Birthday" as Chasez blew out the candles on his cake.

Timberlake and his wife, Jessica Biel, were seen "canoodling" during the party, according to an insider. Guests noshed on a variety of menu items, including meatballs, pizzas and kale salad.

"Everyone relaxed and ate and drank," the source says of the star-studded soirée, adding that the former boy band members "were together at the bar talking towards the end of the night."

Lance Bass Always Up for 'N Sync Reunion

Just don't expect a musical reunion.

Though rival boy bands The Backstreet Boys and 98 Degrees have toured on and off in recent years, 'N Sync's reunions have been infrequent as each member pursues solo endeavors.

In 2013, the "Bye Bye Bye" singers staged a surprise reunion during Timberlake's MTV VMA Video Vanguard Performance. "Two minutes after seeing everybody you feel like no time has passed," Chasez told Ryan Seacrest on his KIIS-FM radio show. "Essentially everybody has remained the same. And again, we all see each other at different times, working on different things, but this is the first time that we had a rehearsal together in over 10 years. So everybody's going, 'Can we go through this slowly one more time?' That part was pretty funny."

'N Sync was back into the groove after 30 minutes. "Everything is memory, muscle memory, and everything started to click," he told Seacrest. "And before you know it we were good to go."

Kirkpatrick agreed that it felt "exactly the same," telling an Orlando radio station, "I felt so confident again. When I get up there with those guys, I feel like I can't mess up; I can't go wrong. Those are my brothers. That's what we've always done. We just go up and do what we do."

After their 2013 MTV VMAs performance, rumors of a reunion resurfaced every so often. But, as Fatone told The Huffington Post in 2014, the chances of that happening are slim. "It was fun, it was interesting, but I don't know if it's ever going to happen again," he said. "I don't know whether or not something will ever happen again, but again, you always say 'never say never' because that happened. That was never gonna happen, and all of a sudden it did happen."

—Reporting by Marc Malkin

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