Justin Timberlake, 41, and his vegan wife Jessica Biel, 40, married in a star-studded ceremony in Puglia, Italy, nearly ten years ago. You may recall the wedding shot that made the cover of People magazine: Biel squatting on the floor in her pink ball gown, Timberlake leaping maniacally above her head. How are these two doing as their aluminum anniversary approaches? Well.
Biel is now on the press tour for Candy, a Hulu series based on a true story of a woman convicted of murdering her closest friend because she was having an affair with her husband. (Elizabeth Olsen also stars as Candy in a separate but most doubt equally fantastic HBO Max series.) Reporters have questioned Biel about her relationship with Timberlake and their forthcoming anniversary throughout the press tour. Biel has tried to keep a positive attitude about the situation, but I suppose it’s difficult for her considering that this is the first time she’s had a lengthy interaction with the press since Timberlake was caught cheating on her with a co-star on a New Orleans balcony in 2019. Her responses lead me to believe that the pair may not make it to their anniversary (they still have five months to go).
In an interview with Access Hollywood last week, Biel talked about her 10 years of marriage to the former lead singer of *NSYNC. She said, “Sometimes I feel like 10 years have flown by in the blink of an eye, and other times I feel like, ‘Oh my gosh, 10 years, that’s a really big chunk of someone’s life.'”
Oh my gosh. She also said, “Like everyone else, we’ve had our ups and downs, and I’m just really proud of it. I’m still the happiest I’ve ever been, and I love my life.” The actress did a good job of making that sound almost real.
Biel just turned 40, and she told Ellen DeGeneres in an interview that Timberlake found a way to make the party all about himself. She said, “He did surprise me.” “He threw me the most amazing party ever. He flew in his band and played for me.”
She added, “I mean, look, I will go head-to-head with anyone, but I’m his biggest fan. Who else but him and his band do I want to see on my birthday?”
This was more than just a couple of songs. Biel said that Timberlake played every song that was important to the couple during their 15-year relationship in front of a crowd of rapt guests. “So, everything from Feist to Radiohead to Donny Hathaway to… gosh, it just goes on and on,” Biel said.
This isn’t the first time Timberlake has given Biel the gift of his music at a big-time in her life. At their wedding, he also sang a song he wrote while she walked down the aisle.
A reporter from Entertainment Tonight asked Biel directly on the red carpet at the L.A. premiere of Candy how she and Timberlake keep the magic alive in their marriage. “Isn’t that a really good question?” Before getting an answer, Biel replied. “Well, I have to give Justin credit for this one thing he always tells me: ‘We might be married, but we have to keep dating,’ and it’s so true,” she said. “You just have to continue to make time for each other and put each other first. And do the things you both enjoy.”