That is how it works, right? I mean, the more you talk about being secure and independent, and chalk prior relationship woes up to one-sided learning experiences, the more stable and appealing you are, correct? Because that’s what I’ve been getting from Jessica Biel for all of these post-engagement months’ worth of interviews about Justin Timberlake and this epic soon-to-be fairytale wedding.
From the UK’s Hello!, Jessica Biel on being engaged for a long, long time:
“I enjoy being engaged. It’s kind of an amazing time in anyone’s life, I think. People I know who are already married have told me, ‘Don’t rush this period, because you’ll never have it again.’ And I’ve been trying to listen to that advice.
And Jess on completely negating the advice that people give her about not rushing the wedding planning, sort of:
“When we start actually planning the wedding, I’ll really get focused on it and make the decisions and think about the seating charts and the menus and all those things. But for right now, there’s no stress. There’s something very romantic and magical about where we are at the moment. I absolutely believe in a long engagement because I want to enjoy this time for as long as possible.”
Jess on the reason behind her breakup last year:
“Apparently, I needed to be alone for a while. I think that when you take the time to stand by yourself as an independent person, and you find out that you actually are capable of moving forward alone and being fine on your own, then that is a very empowering feeling to have. It gives you a lot of strength and a lot of confidence, too, because it means you know that from that point on, any decision you make is an educated one, not just an emotional one. So you can make your own choice about whether to step back into a relationship or whether to go in a different direction. You feel good about who you are – which can only help.”
Last, Jess on the wedding plans she’s trying not to think about:
“I do know that it’s not going to be a great big to-do. This will be a very private moment for us, so we’re going to keep it small and intimate. The people I’d most like us to be like are Emily Blunt and John Krasinski – it seemed like one day they were engaged and the next they were married and nobody had known anything about it. And I did at the time think, ‘Aha! That’s the way to do it.’ I did hear of one couple who did a really great thing. They invited everybody to a Halloween party at which they were dressed up as a bride and groom. And, of course, everyone turned up in gory costumes with blood everywhere. Then in the middle of the party, suddenly the couple said, ‘Surprise! We’re really getting married!’ And they did, with all their friends wearing Halloween costumes. I thought that was a really great idea. So maybe we’ll steal it.”
Sure, maybe she’ll steal it. Justin probably doesn’t care one way or the other anyway, you know? Duh.