Britney Spears is currently dating model Sam Asghari, while Justin Timberlake has been married to actor Jessica Biel since 2012. However, many still remember when Spears and Timberlake were one of the most iconic couples in pop culture — here's a condensed history of their relationship.
Spears and Timberlake first met as kids while performing with the "All New-Mickey Mouse Club." The two reconnected years later, and by 1998 — when Britney was on the cusp of becoming the American pop starlet, and Justin was rolling with *NSYNC— they began dating. Unfortunately, it wasn't to last.
The pop star pair split in 2002 after Spears allegedly cheated on Timberlake with choreographer Wade Robson. One of Timberlake's most famous singles, "Cry Me A River," was born out of their heartbreak, which Spears later called "one of the world's biggest breakups" — but are the bitter feelings still there?
In April 2020, Spears showed that she still admires her ex when she posted an Instagram video of herself grooving to one of Timberlake's tunes. Britney wrote, "the man is a genius !!!! Great song JT !!! " Timberlake apparently appreciated the post and commented with a laughing face emoji, so it seems their split truly is behind them.