Britney Spears Reveals Past Abortion During Relationship with Justin Timberlake

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Introduction - Britney Spears "The Woman in Me"

Britney Spears has made a shocking revelation in her forthcoming memoir, “The Woman in Me,” set to be released on October 24. In this highly anticipated book, the 41-year-old pop icon opens up about her past relationship with Justin Timberlake and the difficult decision she made to have an abortion during that time. This revelation, among other deeply personal insights, sheds new light on the life of the superstar who recently emerged from a controversial conservatorship.

The Abortion Revelation

In a poignant excerpt from her memoir published by People magazine, Britney Spears candidly discusses the abortion she underwent while dating Justin Timberlake over two decades ago. She expresses her inner turmoil by stating, “If it had been left up to me alone, I never would have done it.” This revelation reveals the emotional complexity of her situation at that time and the difficult choices she had to make. According to Britney, Justin Timberlake was firm in his decision not to become a father, which added to her anguish.

Young Love and Separation

Britney and Justin’s love story began when they were both young performers in Disney’s Mickey Mouse Club. Their relationship evolved, and they became one of the entertainment industry’s most prominent couples. However, their love story took an unexpected turn when they decided to part ways in 2002. Britney Spears shares that Timberlake was not thrilled about the pregnancy and was adamant about their unpreparedness to become parents. She describes this period as “one of the most agonizing things” she ever experienced in her life.

No Comment from Justin Timberlake

In the wake of this revelation, Justin Timberlake, now 42 and married to actor Jessica Biel, has remained silent on the matter. His representatives have not issued any comments regarding Britney’s revelations, leaving the public to wonder about his perspective on these deeply personal and emotional events.

Life After Justin Timberlake

Following her breakup with Timberlake, Britney Spears went on to have two sons, Sean and Jayden, with her second husband, Kevin Federline. However, in 2008, her life took a dramatic turn when she faced a very public breakdown, leading to a legal guardianship, largely controlled by her father, Jamie Spears. Britney’s new memoir reveals her struggles under this conservatorship, including the heartbreaking fact that it prevented her from removing a contraceptive IUD, even though she wanted to get pregnant.

Reflecting on this period of her life, Britney writes, “The conservatorship stripped me of my womanhood, made me into a child.” She also expresses how disturbing it was to think about her father and his associates having control over her body and finances for so long.

The End of the Guardianship

In November 2021, the controversial guardianship was finally terminated, giving Britney back her freedom. In 2022, she announced her pregnancy, only to reveal later that she had suffered a miscarriage. Britney Spears is currently married to her third husband, Sam Asghari, who mentioned in August that they were filing for divorce, marking another twist in her life story.


Britney Spears’ forthcoming memoir, “The Woman in Me,” promises to provide readers with an intimate look into her life, including her past relationship with Justin Timberlake and the deeply personal challenges she faced. The revelation of her abortion during their relationship adds a new layer to the complex narrative of her life, highlighting the strength and resilience she has shown throughout her career and personal struggles. As the release of the book approaches, it’s clear that the world will be watching to gain further insights into the life of this iconic pop star.

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