The whole 'If we're both single by X, we'll get married' statement is often said in jest, but for some it has a deeper, real meaning.
Below are 18 stories of people who made a marriage pact when they were younger, and what happened!
After eating at a diner one time, Justin Timberlake left some half-eaten French toast behind. The waiter that served him actually stole it and put it up on eBay for sale. It eventually sold for $1,025.
In an interview for Rolling Stone magazine about Britney Spears, he said “I may not ever get over her. I really do still love that girl.”
Timberlake has had his fair share of international success, but with great fame comes the potential for some serious weirdos to be fans. He was seriously stalked by Karen McNeil for a while, and she even broke into his home a few times. He was eventually forced to get a restraining order against her.
Before their wedding, an agreement was signed according to which Timberlake (but not Jessica Biel) is bound to pay a huge sum if he is caught cheating or being unfaithful to the marriage. The couple got married on October 19, 2012 in Italy.
His mom came up with the name NSYNC by using the last letter of each original member’s first name: justiN , chriS (Chris Kirkpatrick), joeY (Joey Fatone), jasoN (Jason Watkins sang bass prior to Lance Bass joining the group) and j.C. (J.C. Chasez). The group was started when Justin was just 14 years old.
Sir Elton John
Sir Elton John has deep respect and admiration for Justin Timberlake. Elton John’s music video “This Train Don’t Stop There Anymore” features Justin Timberlake, who acts as a young Elton John. Not just that, the American singer and actor was chosen by Elton John to portray him in a movie based on his life.
On the infamous matching denim outfit he wore with Britney Spears. “God, I feel I’ve gone to therapy just to erase some of my fashion choices. The cornrows I wore with NSYNC. That was pretty bad. Britney and I wore matching denim outfits [to the 2001 American Music Awards]. Yeah, another bad choice. I’d probably pay good money to get some of those pictures off the internet.”
Justin sang Alan Jackson’s ‘Love’s Got a Hold On You’ at age 11 on the TV show Star Search, but he eventually lost the competition.
Mickey Mouse Club
Justin Timberlake started out in the Mickey Mouse Club as a child alongside other celebrities, including Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Ryan Gosling.
‘No Strings Attached’
NSYNC’s 2000 album ‘No Strings Attached’ sold 1.1 million copies on its first day out, and broke records when it sold 2.4 million in the first week.
He revealed that at one point, he owned every single model of Air Jordans ever made.
It’s all up here
Justin Timberlake doesn’t write down any of his lyrics and finished two full albums without touching a pen or paper.
Timberlake broke his thumb on stage in early 1997, when he slipped on a puddle of water that was a result of the audience being sprayed down due to extreme temperatures during the outdoor concert.
He plays basketball regularly, and after becoming a minority owner of the Memphis Grizzlies, has been known to drop by during their practice.
Clubhouse Member Only
He is an avid golfer. Justin and his parents purchased a golf course in Memphis after it was in risk of being closed.
Justin has won 9 Grammy Awards throughout his career.
A 15-year-old NSYNC fan filed a lawsuit against Timberlake, claiming that he verbally assaulted her. Justin allegedly snubbed fans in a St. Louis hotel after which the plaintiff shouted that she thought J.C. Chasez was cuter. When she admitted to a guard that she was the one who made the comment, the guard made her go upstairs with Justin. After that, Timberlake allegedly pushed her against a wall and shouted insults at her. No one is really sure what happened though.
One of Timberlake’s favourite movies is the 1986 film _Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. _He is also a triple threat, having acted in a number of movies, TV shows and sketches over the course of his singing and dancing career.
He took guitar lessons for three weeks but got bored with how slow the pace was and started teaching himself instead.
Justin has his own brand of tequila: 901.
He attended E.E. Jeter Elementary School in Millington, Tennessee. After the sixth grade, he left and was subsequently homeschooled throughout middle school and high school.
Timberlake openly calls himself a ‘mama’s boy,’ and admitted to Entertainment Weekly that there was nothing that he’s done that his mother doesn’t know about.
‘Wardrobe Malfunction’ is a phrase today’s generation is well aware of, thanks to Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson’s 2004 Super Bowl performance. During the performance, Timberlake tore off a part of Janet’s costume as part of the act, revealing her nipple and giving birth to the “Wardrobe Malfunction”. People have called the incident a publicity stunt.
Better Than Counting Sheep
When he is unable to fall asleep, he sings himself to sleep.
Timberlake’s net worth is reported at $100 million.
He is a four-time Emmy winner. Justin won an Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series award in 2009 and 2011 for hosting SNL.
Milk’s Favourite Cookie
He’s very specific about the way he eats Oreos: Dunk the Oreo in the milk for 7 seconds so it won’t be too soggy nor too hard.
He had a younger half-sister, Laura Katherine, who died minutes after birth. She was the first child of his father, Randy Timberlake, and stepmother Lisa. It is sometimes falsely reported that she was his twin. He mentions her sometimes in the liner notes of NSYNC albums. Has two younger half-brothers, Jonathan Perry Timberlake (born September 12, 1993) and Stephen Robert Timberlake (born August 14, 1998). Both are sons of his father and stepmother.
Cites his greatest fears as dying unloved, snakes, sharks, spiders and falling unconscious at a concert from the stuffed animals fans throw on stage.
JT’s mother is Lynn Harless, manager of the all-girl group Innocence.
He founded The Justin Timberlake Foundation through the Giving Back Fund.
Justin Timberlake is known to collect sports jerseys.
He owns half a dozen Harley Davidson’s a Mercedes M Class, and two Mercedes Benz.
Grand Ole Opry
Timberlake Sang at the Grand Ole Opry when he was ten years old.
He was named as the most eligible bachelor in America. [July 2002]
His first stage name was Justin Randall, which he used for his appearances on Star Search (1983). Randall is his middle name.
His studio album “Justified” had sold over 10 million albums as of 2012
He won four MTV Video Music Awards in the same year in 2007 for “Male Artist of the Year”, “Quadruple Threat of the Year”, “Best Director” and “Best Choreography in a Video”.
He owns a restaurant called “Southern Hospitality” which serves up soul food in Manhattan (Second Avenue at 79th Street).
Timberlake is a staunch liberal Democrat and a solid supporter of Barack Obama.
He was one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2013.
While in the studio with Madonna, Timberlake wasn’t feeling well and she made him drop his pants so she could give him a shot of vitamin B12 in the butt.
In 2011, when asked if he smokes marijuana he said, “Absolutely…The only thing pot does for me is it gets me to stop thinking. Sometimes I have a brain that needs to be turned off. Some people are just better high.”
An avid racing fan, he collaborated with Townsend Bell to redesign the paint scheme for his IndyCar. Timberlake eventually selected a flat camouflage green for the car which was a big hit at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in preparation for the Indianapolis 500.
In 2004, Simon Cowell was quoted saying, “Justing Timberlake is some white kid who tried to act black over the last several years.” Years later, Justin Timberlake was shortlisted to replace Simon Cowell on American Idol, thanks to Justin Timberlake’s immense success.
Justin Timberlake married actress Jessica Biel at Borgo Egnazia in Italy on October 19, 2012. The cost of their wedding ceremony was around $6.5 million. However, they not only recovered that amount but also made money by receiving $300,000 from People and Hello magazines for publishing rights to their wedding photos.
Justin Timberlake, along with his partner Trace Ayala, launched a clothing line. They named it “William Rast”. The inspiration behind the name was the grandfathers of both the partners. William is the name of Timberlake’s Grandfather and Rast is the last name of Ayala’s grandfather.
Justin Timberlake suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.