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For the past six years, Justin Timberlake has been pretty open about his unabashed love for wife Jessica Biel — from spilling heartfelt words about his “true love” in an Instagram post on Mother’s Day to penning this open letter to his wife on their fifth anniversary.
So it probably shouldn’t be a surprise that in his new book, Hindsight: & All the Things I Can’t See in Front of Me, Timberlake delivers some of his most poignant words yet about his love for his wife.
According to Entertainment Weekly, which obtained an exclusive excerpt of the book this week, the singer describes first meeting Biel at a “speakeasy kind of bar.” While standing with a group of mutual friends, Timberlake says he recalls making some kind of sarcastic joke, which only Biel seemed to appreciate. From then on, he was hooked.
“She laughed, and I noticed, all of a sudden, and in the way where you wonder if a person’s like you, if they have a very dry, dark sense of humor, too,” he wrote.
Surprisingly, Timberlake says that he actually didn’t start dating Biel right away, but that he did keep thinking about her afterward — a feeling that he says honestly freaked him out.
“I had to psych myself up,” he wrote. “I had to remind myself that I was me — giving myself a pep talk, shadowboxing with myself, rubbing my own shoulders.”
Later, a mutual friend brought her to a concert of his — and the rest, as they say, is history.
The couple went on to marry in 2012, and became parents to their son Silas two years later.
“We’ve had a lot of unforgettable times,” wrote Timberlake. “She’s become a huge influence on my life, and I have such admiration for her, especially seeing her as a mother now.”
Timberlake sure seems to have met his match — not only as a parent and life partner, but also as someone who helped him become the man he is today.
“She changed me,” he wrote. “She changed my life.”
It sounds like they have a true partnership, which hopefully turns out to be the key to their long-lasting success as a couple.
Kudos to Timberlake for being open enough to showcase his love for his wife so publicly — and to both of them for giving us some major #CoupleGoals to look up to!