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Britney Spears Opens Up About Getting An Abortion Because Justin Timberlake ‘Didn’t Want To Be A Father’

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Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake in the audience at the 2000 MTV Music Video Awards in New York, in the United States of America on the 7th of September 2000.(Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)

Britney Spears reveals she was pregnant by Justin Timberlake and got an abortion in her forthcoming memoir, The Woman in Me

Justin Timberlake & Britney Spears

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Justin and Britney met each other as kids when they were both Mouseketeers on “The Mickey Mouse Club.” 

Britney says they quickly connected and he kissed her at a sleepover during a game of Truth or Dare. 

The two eventually began dating in 1999 and Britney Spears considered Justin Timberlake to be the love of her life.

In the memoir, Britney writes:

It was a surprise, but for me, it wasn’t a tragedy. I loved Justin so much. I always expected us to have a family together one day. This would just be much earlier than I’d anticipated.

But Justin definitely wasn’t happy about the pregnancy. He said we weren’t ready to have a baby in our lives, that we were way too young.

Britney admits in the book, “If it had been left up to me alone, I never would have done it. And yet Justin was so sure that he didn’t want to be a father.

The decision to terminate her pregnancy still weighs heavily on her heart. 

To this day, it’s one of the most agonizing things I have ever experienced in my life,” Britney wrote.

Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake intimately ended their relationship in 2002. 

Becoming A Mother

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Two years later, the Pop star married Kevin Federline and they welcomed their first child, Sean Preston, in 2005. 

A year later, the couple welcomed their second son, Jayden James. 

Unfortunately, Britney’s marriage to Kevin ended in 2007.

Kevin Federline got full custody of their sons in 2008 following Britney Spears’ mental breakdown. 

Britney Spears & Sam Asghari

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Britney Spears began dating Sam Asghari in 2016 after he got a gig in one of her music videos. 

He proposed in September 2021 and the two of them tied the knot in June 2022 – six months after her conservatorship ended. 

A month before tying the knot, the singer took to social media to share that she had suffered a miscarriage

Related: Britney Spears Announces She Suffered A Miscarriage

Sadly, in August, Sam Asghari filed for divorce to end his marriage to the Pop icon.

Cry Me A River

The phrase “Cry Me A River” is currently trending on Twitter as people drag Justin Timberlake in response to the abortion revelation.

The song was released after his split from Britney Spears where he seemingly dragged her in a song for allegedly cheating on him. 

Related: Justin Timberlake Issues Public Apologies To Britney Spears & Janet Jackson

Read a few tweets below. 

Britney Spears’ forthcoming memoir, The Woman In Me, will be released on October 24. 

Britney Spears The Woman In Me

The Woman In Me (Hardcover)

By Britney Spears

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