Britney Spears Addresses ‘World’s Biggest Break-up’ With ‘Genius’ Justin Timberlake

by : Niamh Shackleton on : 16 Apr 2020 14:03
Justin Timberlake Responds To Britney Spears Calling Him A Geniusbritneyspears/Instagram/Shutterstock

Britney Spears has brought up her past relationship with Justin Timberlake online, and they’re proving there’s no bad blood between them.

Justin and Britney were the iconic couple of the 2000s – please refer to their matching denim outfits for an example – but their three-year relationship reportedly ended on a sour note.


Britney went on to marry Kevin Federline in 2004 before the pair broke up three years later, while JT didn’t walk down the aisle until 2012 to marry Jessica Biel.

JT and BritneyShutterstock

But, nearly 20 years on, Britney has dubbed her ex-boyfriend a ‘genius’ while sharing a video of her dancing to his song Filthy on Instagram.

In the post, she also mentions the elephant in the room that was their relationship, and called it one of the ‘world’s biggest breakups’.


Taking to Instagram to share the clip yesterday, April 15, the 38-year-old singer wrote:

This is my version of Snapchat or TikTok or whatever the cool thing you’re supposed to do these days!!!!! As you can see I’m not really dancing folks …… I’m just very bored. PS I know we had one of the world’s biggest breakups 20 years ago …… but hey the man is a genius !!!! Great song JT !!!! Pssss if you KNOW WHAT’S GOOD

The singer’s shocked fans became even more confused over the rare – and admittedly random – acknowledgement of their relationship when she then deleted the post after JT responded.

You can see the post for yourself here:



After several people commented and tagged the popstar’s former flame in the post, Justin commented on the clip himself a couple of hours before it was mysteriously taken down.

Britney then re-posted the video on Instagram hours later without any explanation. Despite removing Justin’s comment under the post, her fans managed to take screenshots before anything disappeared.


Keeping it short and sweet, JT simply replied with a cry-laughing face emoji and three praise hands, because who needs words when you’ve got emojis.


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Nearly 18 years after he used a Britney look-a-like in the Cry Me A River video, JT has cleared the air once and for all, proving it’s all love between the two. Peace and harmony in pop culture has been restored.

Justin wasn’t the only one to reply to the post, as Britney’s sister Jamie-Lynn commented on it too, telling her older sister she looked cute. Jamie-Lynn’s comment read, ‘Blogs are already plotting their outrageous stories…. you keep having fun and looking cute tho!! [sic]’.


While Britney’s boyfriend Sam Asghari also commented on the post saying, ‘Snapchat, instgram, tiktok, Facebook, even MySpace was inspired by you [sic]’ followed by a fire emoji.

Last month, the popstar also shared a picture of herself and her personal trainer beau Sam, wishing him a happy birthday.

With Britney telling her 23.9 million followers how she loves and adores Sam, I guess that means she and JT aren’t getting back together anytime soon? BRB while I cry myself a river.

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Niamh Shackleton

Niamh Shackleton is a pint sized person and journalist at UNILAD. After studying Multimedia Journalism at the University of Salford, she did a year at Caters News Agency as a features writer in Birmingham before deciding that Manchester is (arguably) one of the best places in the world, and therefore moved back up north. She's also UNILAD's unofficial crazy animal lady.

Topics: Celebrity, Britney Spears, Instagram, Justin Timberlake


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