SIGN UP for our newsletter ✉️ :

Get the latest stories delivered straight to you

There's New Reports About Justin Timberlake And Jessica Biel Amidst The Release Of Britney Spears's Memoir "The Woman In Me"

Amidst all the revelations made in Britney Spears's The Woman in Me memoir, one involved person in particular has generated a lot of conversation over the last month.

Closeup of Britney Spears at a media event smiling as she wears a short, sheer and sequined dress
Axelle / FilmMagic

That person is Justin Timberlake, who dated Britney from 1999 to 2002.

Closeup of Justin Timberlake wearing sunglasses
Stephane Cardinale - Corbis / Corbis via Getty Images

Among the revelations in the book about Justin was Britney having an abortion at one point during their relationship.

Closeup of Justin and Britney

There was also a recounting of Justin's "blaccent" when meeting the singer Ginuwine — an anecdote that inadvertently went viral in the form of Michelle Williams's audiobook narration.

Justin and Britney holding hands on the red carpet
Ron Galella, Ltd. / Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images

Amidst all this, Justin's past and recent present have come under fresh scrutiny — such as an unearthed clip of him performing "Cry Me a River" at Dave Chappelle's birthday party earlier this year.

Closeup of Justin Timberlake

The public backlash has been notable. Some have speculated that Justin or his team are employing bots to defend him online, while reports have suggested that he's keeping the book's contents out of sight and out of mind.

Closeup of Justin Timberlake smiling at an event
Kevin Mazur / Getty Images for MTV

Apparently, it's gotten bad enough that Justin had to turn the comments off on his posts entirely.

Closeup of Justin Timberlake
Andrew Redington / Getty Images

Of course, there's also the question of how Justin's wife, actor Jessica Biel, feels about all of this recent activity — and it seems like we now have something of an answer in that department.

Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake on the red carpet
Matt Winkelmeyer / Getty Images for Children's Hospital Los Angeles

A source tells Entertainment Tonight that the couple have "been focusing on their relationship and family as always," even as the increased scrutiny hasn't been the most pleasant thing in the world to deal with.

Closeup of Jessica and Justin

Justin and Jessica have been married since 2012; they share two children together.

Marc Piasecki / WireImage

"It has been somewhat upsetting to have past instances be brought back up into the public eye, but they are making sure to be there for each other and continuing to move forward."

Jessica and Justin
Marc Piasecki / WireImage

The source also told the publication that Jessica is Justin's "main priority" and that he "always wants her to feel taken care of and supported" — but, he also "feels awful that Jessica has to deal with things from so long ago from his past in the present."

Jessica and Justin walking arm-in-arm
Pierre Suu / Getty Images

"He has evolved so much from the person he was in his late teens and early twenties, just like everyone does, and wants to continue to grow."

Closeup of Britney and Justin
Ron Galella, Ltd. / Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images

The source also claims that Justin "supports Britney's choice to share her story and only wants the best for her."

Closeup of Britney and Justin smiling for photographers
Ron Galella, Ltd. / Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images

We've reached out to Justin and Jessica's reps for further comment; we'll let you know if we hear anything back.