Inside Justin Timberlake And Christina Aguilera’s Relationship Today

When talking about Britney Spears‘ celebrity relationships, Christina Aguilera and Justin Timberlake always come to mind. Both have had a complicated relationship with the Princess of Pop. During Spears’ conservatorship trial, Timberlake made an “insincere” apology for the way he treated her in the past. After that, the Toxic hitmaker called out Aguilera for her silence during her legal battle.

In the 2000s, Timberlake and Aguilera became close following the former’s messy breakup with Spears… Here’s what really happened between them.


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How Did Christina Aguilera & Justin Timberlake Meet?

The two first met in the early ’90s when they were cast in the sixth season of Disney Channel’s The All-New Mickey Mouse Club, along with Spears and Ryan Gosling. The four were picked out from an audition for “salt of the earth, bread and butter all-American kids.” They made an exemption for Gosling who’s Canadian. Producer Sarah Elgart revealed that though they “weren’t really agent and Hollywood savvy,” they had natural talents that made them the big stars they are now. MMC alum, Nikki DeLoach even recalled that watching the young Xtina sing was “almost like witnessing something divine.”

As for Justin, Elgart said that he and Spears both had “a natural talent and an honesty” when it comes to dancing. “They both worked really hard, and they seemed to appreciate the moment,” she said, noting that Gosling, on the other hand, “wasn’t much of a singer or a dancer but he was a kind of a magic talent on the screen. He was very funny.” The La La Land star later said it himself—he “wasn’t nearly as talented as some of the other kids,” which is why Elgart thinks “he surprised everyone the most in terms of going on to become this Oscar [nominated] thespian.”

Speaking about romance between the cast members, Mouseketeer Tony Lucca admitted that there “was a lot of young love” in the Club. “But I think there were also a lot of just friendships,” he explained. “You know, really bona fide great platonic friendships that have sustained to this day.”

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Did Justin Timberlake & Christina Aguilera Date?

In 2018, during The Late Late Show‘s Carpool Karaoke segment, Aguilera told host James Corden about the “love square” between her, Timberlake, Spears, and Gosling back in their MMC days. “There were definitely crushes, but…I wasn’t on the train,” said the Burlesque star. The host then asked: “What train were you on? Were you on the Timberlake train?” The Voice judge laughed and admitted that she may have had a thing for the N-Sync singer. “He had swag, I have to say. Even back then, he had swag,” she gushed.

She then addressed the love triangle that may have started her long-rumored feud with Spears. “There was me and Britney — well now, you know — there was a thing back then,” she recounted. She added that the Baby One More Time singer must “be regretting” dating Timberlake because “I know Ryan [Gosling] pretty much…he did have a crush on Britney,” said Aguilera. To sum it up: Aguilera and Spears both liked Timberlake, both Timberlake and Gosling liked Spears, and the two girls might have clashed because of their mutual crush on the Friends with Benefits actor.

A year after Timberlake’s split from Spears, she made headlines with Aguilera after they both shared on-stage kisses with Madonna. Timberlake’s displeased reaction was caught on camera. That same summer, he teamed up with Aguilera for their Justified & Stripped Tour. The pair naturally sparked dating rumors. But speaking to E! News at the time, the actress said: “I just see a lot of girls around [Timberlake] — he knows this — that are just so out to be with him for him and the whole thing.”

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Are Justin Timberlake & Christina Aguilera Friends In 2022?

In 2010, Aguilera and Timberlake reunited when she performed at his Justin Timberlake and Friends Concert in Las Vegas. The two seemed to have grown apart after that. At the 2011 premiere of his film Bad Teacher, Extra told the Sexy Back singer that Aguilera wanted to collaborate with him again. “You know, I don’t have a show every week to judge [referencing Aguilera on X-Factor],” he responded. “I’m very reachable, Christina. You could just call me.”

In 2018, Aguilera squashed the rumors that she had a falling out with her MMC co-stars. “I love those guys, I mean, are you kidding me?” she told Entertainment Tonight. “We definitely need some kind of a reunion at some point.” In 2021, when the Striptease hitmaker teased new music on Instagram, Timberlake was one of the first people to comment their support. “Whatever this is, I’m ready AF #GreatestVoiceOfOurGeneration,” he wrote.

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