Right after Thanksgiving, we told you guys that there was a rumor floating around that if Jessica Biel threatened to leave Justin Timberlake, he would marry her. The deal was that Justin didn’t really want to get married because he thought “marriage would hurt his career,” but if push came to shove, he’d get shoved, I reckon. Then, right before Christmas, we let you guys in on the word on the street, which was that Justin proposed to Jessica at a ski resort in Wyoming. And today, just a few days after New Year’s, I’m here to tell you that Us Weekly is making it official with an exclusive:
After a series of breakups and makeups, JustinTimberlake and Jessica Biel have finally decided to get married!
Several insiders tell the new issue of Us Weekly (on stands Friday) that the couple of four and a half years became engaged in late December.
Timberlake, a six-time Grammy winner, popped the question to Biel, 29, in the mountains of Jackson, Wyoming. “Justin knows how much she loves snowboarding and the mountains, so it was the perfect place,” one insider explains.
After a brief three-month split in 2011, Biel made it clear that she wanted to spend her life with Timberlake, 30. “When they reunited, they had a conversation about taking the next step.”
Another Timberlake insider adds that he’s “never been happier” with the New Year’s Eve actress. “He knew it was the right time to propose.”
“But Emily, if this magazine has the exclusive, why did you add that little ‘maybe’ up there in the headline?” Well, I’ll tell you why. Because I don’t buy it. Or, ok, I could possibly be talked into buying some of it. I could believe that these two are actually engaged, and that they did have that conversation about taking the next step. What I don’t believe is that Justin is as happy as this article makes him out to be.
Ok, think about how many times Justin and Jessica have broken up. Now think about how miserable they so often look while they’re together. And now go ahead and think about all those stories where Jessica is just way too clingy and weird. Do you foresee a happy marriage for these two?
It just pains me, that’s all. I’m not trying to be negative, and if their relationship is actually incredibly different than everything we’ve ever seen from them for the past four years or so, then that’s great. Then congratulations! But if the media is right with all of this, then it hurts my heart that an individual as beautiful and wonderful as Justin Timberlake is seemingly getting trapped in a marriage to crazy ol’ Biel. I believe in true love, you guys, and the way I see it, true love doesn’t involve stalking and strong-arming.
January 4, 2012 at 5:30 pm by Emily
8Quotables: Elton John Would Like Justin Timberlake to Play Elton John in Upcoming Bio-Pic About Elton John
“I’ve got a wish list of people. Number one on my wishlist is Justin Timberlake, because he played me before in a David LaChapelle video of Rocket Man and he was superb.”
The Guardian reports that a movie based on the life of Elton John is all but inevitable—Why? Why does this need to be a movie, even?—but Elton promises it will be campy and surreal, “not just a factual look at my life, more in the manner of a Moulin Rouge.”
Alternatively, you should go back to courting James McAvoy for the role, since that kid actually has the chops. No offense, Justin.
January 2, 2012 at 2:30 pm by Jenn
It’s also kind of mediocre. And honestly, it’s a pure Timbaland/Timbalake hybrid, because the music is straight-up Justin and the lyrical rhymes are straight-up Timbaland. So you’re probably wondering why the two didn’t just get together and hop up in the studio themselves and record the music. And I don’t have an answer for that. I tried a long time ago to fathom the workings of Justin Timberlake’s mind, guys, and it was like looking into the eye of a tornado. Or the brown eye of Kim Kardashian. Both are equally terrifying in their own right, and both are sort of lazy in their paths, yet destructive as hell. Which is where I’m starting to think Justin Timberlake is headed. (To “lazy,” not to “Kim Kardashian’s brown eye” that is.)
December 27, 2011 at 5:30 pm by Sarah
Rumor in Wyoming is, Justin Timberlake finally proposed to his beloved, Jessica Biel, at a Jackson Hole ski resort. The rumor itself comes from the Twitter feed of nearby Tayloe Pigott Gallery. Tayloe Piggott looks like a classy enough operation, so this scrap of gossip seems as credible as any.
And anyway, just last month Emily speculated that something like this was on the horizon. What do you guys think? Has it finally happened?
December 21, 2011 at 3:30 pm by Jenn
Oh, the saga of Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel. These two have a long history of undeniable passion and bike riding. But now, we’re about to step things up a notch, because marriage is on the table. Or at least it is if Jessica wants it to be:
When Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel reconciled in July after a five-month split, friends assumed this time they’d marry. (The couple have been dating on and off for nearly five years.)
And a source tells Us Weekly it’ll be Biel, 29, who decides: “Justin thinks marriage would hurt his career, but if Jessica threatened to leave, he’d do it,” the source says of the In Time actor, 30.
The pal adds that New Year’s Eve actress Biel (who took Timberlake back after he cheated) now “has the power” in the relationship.
As someone who doesn’t know either party personally but who professionally sifts through countless stories, rumors, and photos of the couple, this seems a little far-fetched. To me, it’s always seemed like Jessica was That Girl who loves her boyfriend sooooo much and isn’t he just the greatest thing and sure, maybe he cheated or whatever, but just look at his little face, whereas Justin is That Guy who likes to keep a hot girl on standby at all times. But maybe that’s just my opinion.
Do you guys see a Biel-Timberlake wedding anytime soon?
November 25, 2011 at 6:30 am by Emily
I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love this whole “Justin Timberlake went to the Marine Corps Ball” story. It has basically everything that I love, all wrapped up in one neat little adorable package: heartwarming tales, neat uniforms, a former boy band member, and also I cried. Really, what’s not to love?
To all my family, friends and fans -
I’m writing this out to all of you after attending an event that turned out to be one of the most moving evenings I’ve ever had…
I had the honor and privilege last night of attending The Basic School Instructor Battalion 236th Marine Corps Birthday Ball at the Greater Richmond Convention Center with Corporal Kelsey DeSantis…
I knew I would have an evening that I wouldn’t forget… Something I could tell my friends about. What I didn’t know was how moved I would be by the whole experience.