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Justin Timberlake: 'Jessica Biel Is The Most Special Person' — Does He Still Have Feelings For His Ex?

Wed, June 1, 2011 6:04pm EDT by 2 Comments

Justin and Jessica split in March 2011, but Justin may have some lingering feelings.

In an interview with Vanity Fair, Justin Timberlake spoke candidly about his distaste for the paparazzi-filled aspect life, and the girl he still tries to protect most from it.

Justin‘s relationship with actress Jessica Biel withstood some major pitfalls, like the constant rumors that Justin was out flirting and cheating. However, the pair eventually called it quits a couple months ago.  “The two remain friends and continue to hold the highest level of love and respect for each other,” was the couple’s joint statement released by a spokesperson.

The statement, however, did little to ward off the tabloid rumors making claims as to who was to blame for the break, and Justin is painfully aware of this. “I don’t want to say much more, because I have to protect things that are dear to me — for instance, her. She is the single-handedly most significant person in my life. In my 30 years, she is the most special, person, O.K.? So I protect it, and until somebody shows me what would be more fulfilling at this point, that’s what I have to do,” he explains in Vanity Fair.

Justin explained that the reason stars date other stars is simply because “it’s refuge.” They’re the only people who can understand what it’s like to constantly be followed and scrutinized, which obviously alluded to his previous relationship.

So what about marriage in the future? “I don’t know,” he says. “If that’s what it takes for two people to make it official, then yeah, but I think that my generation looks at marriage differently.”

–Brooke Peoples