Though former NSYNC member Justin Timberlake and wife Jessica Biel have one of Hollywood’s most enviable marriages, the couple is experiencing the detriments of the rumor mill after Justin was spotted seemingly getting handsy with a co-star. On Nov. 23, photos were released via The Sun that showed Justin putting his hands on the thigh of his Palmer co-star, Alisha Wainwright.
The photos and video went viral, and fans were soon wondering if Justin’s marriage to Jessica was on the rocks. But, this certainly isn’t the first time that Justin has been involved in rumors of cheating (let’s not forget when he dated Britney Spears).
Read on for more information on the Justin Timberlake cheating scandal and a timeline of his past relationship woes.
The timeline of Justin Timberlake’s alleged past cheating scandals begins in 2002.
While it may seem like Justin and Jessica have been an item for forever by Hollywood standards (since 2007 to be exact), we can’t forget the time when Justin and Britney Spears were a music match made in heaven. The couple dated from 1998 to 2002, and they gave us the iconic matching denim outfits that they wore to the American Music Awards in 2002.
But, things soured for the couple when rumors broke that Britney cheated on Justin with choreographer Wade Robson. Justin was allegedly completely blindsided by the brief fling, and the two went from sparking engagement rumors to having a battle over their breakup via songs.
Justin soon came out with one of his top singles to date, “Cry Me a River,” and he had a Britney lookalike featured in the music video. Britney then responded with her single, “Everytime,” which is a ballad unlike most of her other music. In the lyrics, Britney apologizes for her “weakness” and causing pain.
2005: Justin sues a tabloid for writing that he cheated on Cameron Diaz.
Though Justin and Britney’s breakup was soul crushing for any ’00s tween, he soon moved on and began dating Cameron Diaz in 2003. They met at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards that year and they quickly became an item. The couple had a fun relationship that included her making a cameo on a Saturday Night Live episode that he hosted.
Cameron defended their nine-year age gap in the press, and she also spoke out about not wanting to ever get married. In 2004, Justin sued News of the World, a British tabloid, because they claimed he had cheated on Cameron with a model. Cameron followed suit (literally) and also sued The Sun for saying that she was unfaithful with a producer.