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Justin Timberlake: GQ Magazine

Justin Timberlake: GQ Magazine

Justin Timberlake, 25, tells GQ Magazine of his infatuation with Britney Spears in their August 2006 issue: "I was in love with her from the start.  I was infatuated with her from the moment I saw her… When we initially parted ways I felt like she had a couple of opportunities to just sort of stick up for me, and she didn’t.  Which is fine. But at that time, you know, I fought back…  I wish her well, and I want to see her win.  I don’t think you can ever count somebody like her out. Because she may appear one way, but she’s very clever."  On Justin‘s "adult" relationship with 33-year-old Cameron Diaz: "For me, this time around it’s been important to stay, at least as much as I can, out of the limelight.  And I think that’s made it more enriching. I’ve received so much more from it by keeping it just between the two people it’s supposed to be between.  There’s no pretense about anything. It’s just a sort of coming together of two people." Another memorable quote from the article: "I didn’t want to be the guy who dates girls in the tabloids."  Bigger scans in the gallery!

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  • patty

    damn justin looks amazing.loved the article. really insightful

  • Grimmy

    People like this guy bug me, yeah sure he was cool like 10 yrs ago, but c’mon its time to grow up. Dude your not in the Marines, you can’t even phantom what we go through, your life is a walk through the park compared to what we see. Sure thanks for the support, but it just kinda makes me sick to see people like this being highlighted in our society. Just 2 days ago he was braging about how much drugs he does.Time to see real heroes spot lighted in our culture.

  • moffl

    seems like little justin is still in need to promote his albums with the britney-"she broke my heart, man"-breakup-story. sad sad sad.and if cameron is "adult", then i don’t know… well i actually wish him the best! even though i’m still not feeling his new song.

  • Alicia

    dude, did he just call britney clever??? O_omoreover, did he actually complain that she didn’t "stick up for him," after the classy way he admitted to de-virginizing her on Barbara Walters……..yeah the guy can’t catch a break!not that either of these talentless fools matter

  • moffl

    seems like little justin is still in need to promote his albums with the britney-"she broke my heart, man"-breakup-story. sad sad sad.and if cameron is "adult", then i don’t know… well i actually wish him the best! even though i’m still not feeling his new song.

  • Baltazar

    "I don’t think you can ever count somebody like her out. Because she may appear one way, but she’s very clever." so true, she really is a manipulator of the press and public, i love her.

  • ILOVEBRITNEY

    he is a loser! i hate his music and his ugly! i love britney and kevin they are the best!

  • goldend

    What a poser…

  • Betsy

    Can he just please go some ‘effin where and shut the up…heard the song JT…it sucks.

  • riana

    I love brit and Justin, i don’t like untalented kevin, but I love Sean preston.

  • Diana

    Damn he looks good. I love this man.

  • alton

    I think justin is cool, he is being sincere about his shit.

  • dani08

    Dude, what is up w/ him dressed like he’s in the marines?? Iono about him, he looks kinda cute, and i like his new song a lot, but otherwise…. I don’t see how he says Britney is clever. Wasn’t he just talking about how he did drugs?

  • joliepittme

    Mmm, justin so sexy, but he needs to stop talking about Brit brit to sell albums. He should come to the US and start promoting it. I dont know why hes out there in so many countries.

  • angelface

    yeah i love justin and his new song is growing on me 2 but justin: u dont need britney to sell ur cds dude…all u need is urself and ur talent!

  • gregsgotmoxy

    For the people who are commenting on Justin’s Marines gear… Dude has a stylist put clothes on him, they take his picture, and he leaves. It’s not like he went into the photoshoot asking for Marines clothing. (And… if he did wear it in…. ummmmmmmm, it’s a friggin TSHIRT) It’s really unfortunate how totally removed the general public is from the realities of pop culture, specifically the music industry. I’m not sticking up for Justin because I am huge fan, I think he has an interesting voice and can dance, but I actually think his music is predictable and mediocre. I am sticking up for him because he is just a guy trying to do what he loves.To the brainwashed Marine who left the post re: a "real hero" being spotlighted in our culture: I applaud your valor, but, alas, in america, heroes come in many shapes and sizes. I just dont think it is something that can be defined so easily…

  • G.I. Joe

    THIS IS FOR THE IDIOT MARINE "GRIMMY" WHO ATTEMPTED TO INSULT JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE……….HE’S JUST WEARING A MARINE SHIRT YOU JACKASS! HE DIDN’T SAY HE WAS A MARINE, WANTED TO BE A MARINE OR THAT HE WAS BETTER THAN A MARINE EITHER. THEY’RE JUST CLOTHES THAT THE PHOTOGRAPHER ASKED HIM TO WEAR. OBVIOUSLY THE MARINES DIDN’T TEACH YOU COMMON SENSE………..OH WAIT, YOU’RE BORN WITH THAT, IT’S NOT ISSUED TO YOU! YOU ALSO MENTIONED THAT HE SHOULD GROW UP, I THINK EVERYONE CAN AGREE THAT HIS FUTURE LOOKS A LOT BRIGHTER THAN YOURS. YOU’RE GOING TO SPEND THE NEXT THIRTY YEARS BURNING BARRELS OF SHIT WITH DIESEL FUEL WHILE HE’S TRAVELING THE WORLD MAKING MILLIONS OF DOLLARS SO I REALLY DON’T THINK YOU’RE IN ANY POSITION TO BE GIVING HIM ADVISE. I’M NOT EVEN A BIG FAN OF JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, I’M NOT TRYING TO DEFEND HIM AT ALL. I JUST FOUND YOUR COMMENT SO MORONIC AND OFF SUBJECT THAT I HAD TO SAY SOMETHING. YOU’RE A COMPLETE IMBECILE AND A DISGRACE TO THE MARINES. OOH-RAH!

  • mariah

    i dont understand why he sais that britney didnt "stick up for him"i mean the guy just totally put her out there by telling everyone that he took her virginity away…if i were to go through that i would be soooo humiliated…i can just imagine how britnet felt…..I do really think that he"s still in love with her…although i also think that he is using her to sell cd"s…i really feel bad for her…but u never know she may have the baby lose the wight and get back to her old self.bcus come on ppl mayBE britney spears isnt really that talented but she did have 1 of the hottest body"s around she was like the ultimate SEX SYMBOL…..SHE MAY BE BACK BETTER THAN EVER….

  • scamps

    1) He still looks like my brother.2) It’s a goddamned shirt. I have Autism, does that mean I should get pissed every time "Rain Man" is on?

  • MG

    Aren’t ALL men issued a Marines T-shirt at birth? I don’t think I know a single guy who doesn’t own one of those. And yeah, blame the stylist if you need to blame someone for the horror of this t-shirt. It must have been very traumatic for you to see it. Especially since JT can’t "phantom" what Marines go through….

  • Martha

    There is no need to jump on the marine for his opinion. He’s absolutely on target by saying we don’t know what the people in the armed services go through. Additionally, to the person who said,"YOU’RE GOING TO SPEND THE NEXT THIRTY YEARS BURNING BARRELS OF SHIT WITH DIESEL FUEL…"…is completely ignorant. Yes, I’m sure that all the servicemen/women ram around in Iraq buring oil. Additionally, they actually do get to travel around the world and as a result of their years of dedication, they receive a very generous pension for themselves and their families (depending on the amount of time served) until death.There’s just no reason for the amount of hostility for some guy’s opinion. We don’t know what he went through.

  • char

    I THINK THAT AS AN ARTIST JUSTIN HAD ALOT OF GROWING UP TO AND THIS NEW ALBUM WILL SHOW THAT. RELATIONSHIP WISE, HE HAS TO FEEL THE UPSIDE AND DOWNSIDE PUBLICALLY SPEAKIN. SO TO ALL WHO READ THE ARTICLE CRITQUE THE ARTIST, FIRSTLY, AND NOT THE PERSON BEHIND THE MUSIC. HE IS HUMAN AND HAS MADE MISTAKES JUST LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE!

  • ella

    i love brit and justin

  • dondie

    I recently copped JT cd and I must say as an old school R & B girl that’s totally hooked on RT (Robin Thicke) I must say – it’s not bad. It has a Prince vibe to it. Here recently I’ve become a Britney fan (Hell, someone has to root for the underdog) and in reading up on their history as a couple, I think not only is Justin’s first CD an ode to Britney Spears- but so is this one. Listen to the lyrics to My love, Damn girl, Lovestoned, What goes around, Too the end of time and all over again and see what I mean. All these songs make you feel as if he’s singing about one specific person – someone that no matter what he can’t stop thinking about and longing for. And I think the ultimate ” still crushing on Britney song” has to be chop me up. I don’t know the timeframe for when he wrote the songs for Futuresex/lovesounds – but nearly five after the break-up why are the songs so concentrated with references to his first love? I truly believe that Justin’s in deep denial about his feelings for Britney. He either loves her = and in that case he needs to step up = or he hates her = and if so, stop using their past relationship and it’s hurts to make money. As for his casual drug use – I don’t believe it – He just claiming drugs use too “dirty” up his image.

  • Jbid

    ok.
    for everyone’s information, britney cheate on him twice.
    with WADE ROBSON. the freaking choreographer for nsync.

  • mary jen

    i love justin timberlake ……..damn hi’s so hot ,but,i don’t like hi’s futur wive jessica biel ,she look’s like a doll

  • mary jen

    i think cameron diaz is the best for hem
    i

  • Sam

    whoa… so Britney really is to blame