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Britney Spears Reveals She Had Abortion Because Ex Justin Timberlake Didn't Want To Be A Dad

A few days ago it was reported that Justin Timberlake was worried what his ex girlfriend Britney Spears would write about him in her memoir, out October 24. Well he better start crying a river, because 20 years later the pop icon has dropped quite the bombshell.


In her upcoming memoir The Woman in Me, the pop icon, 41, reveals that when she dated Justin Timberlake, she became pregnant with his baby but had an abortion, PEOPLE confirms.

“It was a surprise, but for me, it wasn’t a tragedy. I loved Justin so much. I always expected us to have a family together one day. This would just be much earlier than I’d anticipated,” Spears writes of the pregnancy in the book. “But Justin definitely wasn’t happy about the pregnancy. He said we weren’t ready to have a baby in our lives, that we were way too young."

A rep for Timberlake did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

She writes in the book: "If it had been left up to me alone, I never would have done it. And yet Justin was so sure that he didn’t want to be a father.”

Spears writes of her experience undergoing the abortion: “To this day, it’s one of the most agonizing things I have ever experienced in my life."

After Spears and Timberlake split in 2002, she went on to become a mother, welcoming two sons — Sean Preston, 18, and Jayden James, 17 — with her second husband, Kevin Federline.

Spears will release her much-anticipated memoir on Oct. 24, through Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster.

The memoir comes nearly two years after Spears was released from her court-ordered conservatorship, which had been in place for 13 years. The conservatorship was terminated in November 2021 after Spears gave fervent public testimony in court in June 2021.

Promising to reveal “for the first time her incredible journey (and) strength at the core of one of the greatest performers in pop music history,” according to a press release from Gallery Books, the singer’s memoir “illuminates the enduring power of music and love — and the importance of a woman telling her own story, on her own terms.”

As for JT, he's aware of the tea that's been spilled about him all over social media in regards to this story, and according to a source, Justin is focusing on his family and not trying to give Britney’s book that much attention.

“Justin has been focusing on his own family and trying not to concern himself with Britney’s memoir,” the source says. “In recent years, Justin has tried to be supportive of Britney from a distance. They dated so long ago, but he still has respect for her. Justin and Jessica just want everyone to grow and evolve instead of continuing to bring up the past.”

The lyrics to the Everytime gives the song a whole new meaning, and it makes perfect sense why she allegedly acted out against him by cheating on JT with her choreographer at the time Wade Robson.

As for Britney bringing up the past, she has every right to tell her story regardless of those involved who have moved on to new relationships. Just avoid social media because I'm sure JT is being roasted as I type this.

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