What did Justin Timberlake do to Britney Spears?

JUSTIN Timberlake and Britney Spears dated from 1998-2002.

Although the pair's relationship seemed perfect at the time, fans have come down on Justin for how he spoke about his ex-girlfriend after their split. He has since apologized to his ex for his behavior.

What did Justin Timberlake do to Britney Spears?

Fans of Britney Spears have alleged that her former boyfriend Justin Timberlake treated her poorly in their relationship after a documentary premiered reflecting on the singer's life and conservatorship.

The documentary by The New York Times titled Framing Britney Spears followed people close to 39-year-old performer and lawyers tied to her conservatorship as they looked back at her career and brutal downfall.

Britney's fans were especially struck by the movie's coverage of her failed relationship with Justin, now 40.

Many believed Justin made Britney into the "villain" of their break-up, which soon led to her downward spiral including drug use accusations and hospitalizations.

Britney's conservatorship was implemented in 2008 after the star had a series of public meltdowns.

The arrangement put her financial assets, estate, and personal assets under the control of her father, Jamie Spears, and lawyer Andrew Wallet, who has since resigned.

Britney has made several attempts to end the conservatorship, but they have been rejected.

Has he apologized to Britney?

The singer recently spoke out to apologize to his former girlfriend for his behavior after their split.

On February 12, Justin took to Instagram to express remorse for his past.

“Ive seen the messages, tags, comments, and concerns and I want to respond,” he wrote.

When did Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears date?

In 1999, Britney and Justin dated for three years and were considered America's teenage sweethearts.

Britney and Justin met when they were 11 while co-starring on the Mickey Mouse Club. They remained friends before the two garnered romantic feelings for each other in their early twenties.

In the public eye, the two appeared as the perfect pairing, often declaring their love for one another, wearing complementing outfits even touring together.

Britney and Justin: a timeline

  • December 1992: Britney and Justin meet on the All-New Mickey Mouse Club
  • Early 1992: Britney and Justin go public with their relationship
  • January 2001: The couple debut their iconic all-denim look at the American Music Awards
  • February 2001: Britney and Justin perform together at the Super Bowl
  • March 2002: America's favorite couple abruptly split.
  • March 2002: Britney speaks to Diane Sawyer about the break up. "You did something that caused him so much pain, so much suffering — what did you do?" she asks
  • December 2002: Justin releases Cry Me a River, a song and video infamously all about the break up
  • November 2003: On her album In the Zone, Britney released "Everytime," widely considered her "reply" to Justin's music and their breakup

Both of their careers grew exponentially while they dated.

Britney became the best-selling teenage artist with her first two studio albums while Justin’s band, NSYNC, released hit after hit.

Their break up in 2002 was a shock to many, and Justin had hinted at Britney's "infidelity" as the cause of the demise of their relationship.

Britney has been dating personal trainer Sam Asghari for the past 4 years while Justin has been married to actress Jessica Biel since 2012.

Did Britney cheat on Justin?

When Justin alleged that Britney had cheated on him, some were quick to point the finger at choreographer Wade Robson as "the other man."

"The break-up was absolutely heartbreaking for me. I can't just have meaningless relationships with women," Justin told The Telegraph in 2002.

"I have to find miss right in order to have a relationship. There's got to be that big moment when she comes along."

Justin told told Rolling Stone in 2003 he’d been cheated on not once but three times and said he didn’t have much hope for his dating life.

As rumors swirled that the Womanizer singer betrayed him during the romance, Justin released the Cry Me a River music video featuring a Britney lookalike as a cheating ex-girlfriend.

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The lyrics to the track reflect Justin's feelings on the alleged infidelity:

"You don't have to say, what you did
I already know, I found out from him
Now there's just no chance
With you and me
There'll never be
Don't it make you sad about it?"

In an interview with Barbara Walters, Britney alleged that Justin called her and "slipped in" that the music video would feature her look-alike, but that it wasn't a "big deal."

“I hadn’t seen it. Then, it came out, and I said, ‘I should’ve freakin’ said no to this s**t!’ I was so like, ‘Whoa. What is going on right now?’” she recalled. 

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