Justin Timberlake & Jessica Biel's Love Story: A Relationship Timeline

Bethany Quinn | Feb 28, 2019 Celebrities
Justin Timberlake & Jessica Biel's Love Story: A Relationship Timeline

Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel are one of our favorite Hollywood couples. We just love them for their charm and humor, plus they are talented and gorgeous, so if we didn't love them we would probably hate them. But seriously, what's not to love? They've been married for six years and together for over a decade. They've gone through their fair shares of ups and downs and even split in 2011, only to get back together a few months later. They welcomed their son, Silas, in 2015 and introduced their fans to an even more lovable side of them. These two are parenting goals and are surprisingly down-to-earth when it comes to raising their son.

The best part about these two, though, is that they truly seem to enjoy each other's company. Their love is palpable when they're seen out in public or walking a red carpet. Justin always seems to have googly eyes for his wife (who can blame him?) and the feeling is definitely mutual. Jessica often takes to social media to praise her man and is always by his side during a performance. We just love the way they support each other and root each other on. After all, they've been together for quite awhile and it's obvious they prioritize their relationship and take time to nurture their marriage.

But it wasn't always like that.

Justin and Jessica were once 20-somethings who were in love and living it up! Let's take a look back at their relationship and see how Justin and Jessica created a fairy tale romance that's totally relatable.

Here's Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel's relationship timeline.

  • Meeting at a Surprise Party

    Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake
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    In his book, Hindsight & All the Things I Can't See in Front of Me, Justin Timberlake revealed he and Jessica first met at a party. "When I met Jess, it was undeniable how beautiful she is," the celeb dad wrote in his book about meeting his future wife.

    "We were at a surprise party in Hollywood at a speakeasy kind of bar, a private club, and we were standing around in a group of people. I made some sort of sarcastic comment, really dry. Nobody got it except her. She laughed, and I noticed, all of a sudden, and in the way where you wonder if a person’s like you, if they have a very dry, dark sense of humor, too."


    Too bad JT didn't get her number (womp, womp) that would delay their getting together.
  • January 2007: Locking Eyes at the Golden Globes

    Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake
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    JT and Jess came face-to-face at the 2007 Golden Globes that, apparently, was a moment that would lead to dating. "I was there like the moment the love connection happened," Beverly Mitchell, Jessica Biel's 7th Heaven costar, told Today about witnessing the sparks fly between the pair. "I was like, 'OK, this is happening.'"

  • Reuniting at JT's Concert

    Justin Timberlake during FutureSex/LoveSound concert in 2007
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    As fate would have it, a friend brought Jessica to Justin's FutureSex/LoveSound concert in 2007. She and her buddies joined him on his tour bus where Justin finally got up the courage to take things to the next level.

    "Jess and I talked the whole way up, joking around. Before she got off the tour bus, I said, 'Can I have your number?'" Justin explains in his book.

  • Fighting for the First Date

    Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel
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    Though Jessica Biel gave Justin her number, it wasn't easy sailing for the '90s heartthrob to win her over.

    "I had to be pretty persistent in order to get her to say yes," Justin Timberlake once admitted about getting Jessica to say yes to a date. "But I have a fair amount of tenacity and if I want something I stick to it. And in the end she agreed."

  • Dating Each Other ... & Other People

    Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel
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    Say what??

    Though Jess and JT decided to date each other, they admittedly weren't exclusive for some time. "We were both still seeing other people, keeping ourselves safe from getting hurt, from really putting ourselves out there. It took a bit for both of us to admit to ourselves that we were really, really into each other," Timberlake admits in his book about wanting Jessica but still seeing other people, People reports.

    Thankfully, they decided to become exclusive one month together, after Justin came home from his international tour.

  • Taking It Slow

    Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel
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    Both Justin and Jessica were so busy with their careers, that they took their relationship slowly in the beginning. "We didn't kiss for a very long time because he was on tour, and we were talking on the phone, like normal pre-teens do," Jessica once told James Corden about their budding relationship.

  • May 2007: Going Public

    Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel
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    Five months after meeting, Jessica and Justin went public with their romance, breaking the hearts of people in love with Justin and Jessica along the way. Paparazzi spotted the pair kissing in public during the time Jessica met up with Justin during the UK leg of the tour.

  • September 2007: Justin Gushes to Oprah About Jessica

    Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel
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    While they both are notoriously private about their relationship, Justin spoke to Oprah about Jessica in September 2007, revealing she "smells lovely" and that he can "get pretty romantic around her."

  • 2009: Blending Their Families

    Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake with their dogs
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    Both Justin and Jessica are dog lovers and owned two each before getting together. Clearly this was a huge "must" for both of them as they were constantly spotted out walking their pooches, just like this shot from 2009.

    Talk about a cute blended family!

  • February 2010: Justin's Mom Speak Out

    Lynn Harless, Justin Timberlake, and Jessica Biel
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    Neither Jessica nor Justin would confirm their romance to the press, but that didn't stop Justin's mom from gushing over their love. "She's amazing. She's so down-to-earth and her family is great," Lynn Harless revealed in 2010, People reports.

  • October 2010: Cheating Rumors Surface

    Justin Timberlake and Olivia Munn
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    Say it ain't so!

    In October 2010, Us Weekly reported Justin Timberlake cheated on Jessica Biel with actress Olivia Munn. The publication alleges JT and Olivia had a "three-day fling" in September. Apparently, Justin "started chasing her immediately" after exchanging numbers with Olivia trying to deny his advances as he was still with Jessica. The singer reportedly told her things were over with Jessica when they weren't that led to an insider claiming Olivia and Justin were "openly affectionate" and "had amazing sex" during a lovefest September 27 and 28 at Olivia's NYC hotel.


  • March 2011: Calling It Quits

    Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel
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    "Addressing the media speculation regarding Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake’s relationship, we are confirming that they mutually have decided to part ways," reps for the once pair noted in a statement released to People. "The two remain friends and continue to hold the highest level of love and respect for each other."

  • June 2011: Justin & Ashley Olsen Dating Rumors Emerge

    Justin Timberlake and Ashley Olsen
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    Not too long after his split with Jessica, outlets started reporting Justin was spending time with Ashley Olsen, sparking rumors -- and also Olivia Wilde, who played his mom in the 2011 movie In Time -- they were possibly dating (or hooking up). Though JT's rep said he wasn't romantically involved with Ashley or Olivia, that didn't stop publications from speculating something more was possibly going on.

  • June 2011: Justin Opens Up About Jessica

    Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel
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    Despite being broken up, Justin had nothing but kind words to say about Jessica. "In my 30 years, she is the most special person, OK? I don't want to say much more, because I have to protect things that are dear to me -- for instance, her," the then-bachelor confessed to Vanity Fair about his ex.


  • July 2011: Rekindling Their Relationship