Born and raised in Tennessee, he appeared on the television shows Star Search and The All-New Mickey Mouse Club as a child.
And Timberlake implied as much with a Spears doppelganger in his famous "Cry Me a River" video.In true Taylor Swiftian coy style, he'll never confirm it's about Spears.When they started dating in 1999, it seemed only natural. While no one really knows what really happened, the tabloids had a pretty good idea.As Buzzfeed points out, magazines like Us Weekly were clearly Team Timberlake, intimating that Spears cheated on him.After the #JTExposed Party went viral, popular gossip writer Elaine Lui called it "sweet vindication/validation." "As you know, I have been dragging those god--- ringlets for years," Lui wrote on her blog Lainey Gossip, poking fun at Timberlake's boy band hairstyle.
Dated: 1994While both Rodman and Madonna were known for their outrageous style, they came from totally different fields.
Furthermore, he produced records and collaborated with other artists.
From 2008 through 2012, Timberlake focused on his acting career, effectively putting his music career on hiatus; he held starring roles in the films The Social Network, Bad Teacher, In Time, and Friends with Benefits.
In 2007, Timberlake was at the peak of his wildly successful solo music career (think "Sexyback") and further endeared himself as a hilarious "Saturday Night Live" host.
Ten years later, Spears -- who will perform at the VMAs on Sunday for the first time since that 2007 incident -- has built up a huge amount of goodwill.
Timberlake has also continued his hit musical career ("Can't Stop the Feeling" currently tops the Billboard charts) and is a huge pop culture force.