Britney Spears is the one that said she would love to collaborate with her ex, Justin Timberlake, but now that he has taken the bait, HollywoodLife.com has EXCLUSIVELY learned she’s ‘terrified’ to actually record a song with him. Find out why!
Justin Timberlake, 35, is all about making a duet with Britney Spears happen. “Sure! Absolutely, absolutely,” he told E! News’ Marc Malkin at the Toronto International Film Festival premiere of his concert documentary Justin Timberlake + the Tennessee Kids on Tuesday Sept. 13.
Unfortunately, Britney is now balking. “Since Justin said that he’d be open to working with Britney again, her team is all over her about making it happen,” an insider tells us EXCLUSIVELY. “But she doesn’t want to. Justin is the love of her life and she’s never gotten over losing him.”
“She feels like collaborating with him would just open old wounds and intensify her feelings for him. She’s worked hard to move on, and this would undo all of the progress she’s made,” our source adds.
As you’ll recall, Britney and Justin dated from 1999-2002, and broke up amid rumors that she was unfaithful with her choreographer Wade Robson. Then things got ugly when Justin penned the scathing breakup ballad, “Cry Me A River;” one of his first solo songs after splitting from NSYNC. He then went on to become a superstar, while she went on to have a meltdown. Her next romance with Kevin Federline, 38, was doomed as well, though it produced two beautiful sons, Sean, 11, and Jayden, 10. Justin’s now married with Jessica Biel, and Britney’s single.
HollywoodLifers, what do you think? Is Britney missing out on what could possibly be a massive hit, or is it more important to protect her heart? Tell us how you feel below!