Monthly Archives: May 2012
The budding superstar was just 17 when he penned his sentiments for his first love, singer Veronica Finn, who shares intimate details of their romance and Justin’s emotion-filled, handwritten love notes.
“He was very special,” Veronica, 30, who was in the girl group Innosense when she and the *NSYNC heartthrob dated, tells Star. “Our love was unique, and he was an absolute sweetheart.”
Over the course of their year-and-a-half-long romance, “It wasn’t typical dating because we both were touring by then,” says Veronica. “But when we had time together, we went to the movies, to the park or just hung out at each other’s house. We even vacationed together in the Bahamas.”
Veronica tells Star, “Justin loved to express his feelings for me in writing. I’ve kept a box of mementos from him, including his cards and letters, in my attic for years.” They include her favorite note, a message of encouragement he wrote in her diary when she was recording in the studio for the first time. Justin calls himself “the happiest man alive” and ends by raving, “Damn I love that girl!”
On Saturday, the pair, who got engaged in December, ware feted with an engagement party that took place at the California home of Timberlake’s longtime friend and HomeMint collaborator Estee Stanley.
At the soiree, guests were dressed in cocktail attire with the men wearing suits and the women donning black dresses. Timberlake, 31, wore a black suit and a fedora; Biel, 30, worked a leopard-print halter dress cinched at the waist with a hot pink belt and matching shoes. Gourmet appetizers were served by Wolfgang Puck Catering along with wine and champagne.
Celebrities on the guest list for the 100-attendee soiree, which included the couple’s friends and family: Lance Bass, JC Chasez, Trace Ayala, Ellen DeGeneres, Portia DeRossi and Amy Adams.
“Jessica and Justin were mingling both separately and together throughout the party,” an insider tells Us Weekly. “Jessica seems to be very close with Justin’s friends and vice versa. You can see that they have been dating for a long time and really know each others friends and family well. The party was a fun celebration and a preview of what’s to come with the wedding.”
Earlier this month, Biel and Timberlake tried on wedding bands at jewelry boutique Eli Halili in New York City’s Soho neighborhood ahead of making their red carpet debut as an engaged couple at the 2012 Met Ball.
Set to wed this year, the couple of five years spent over a half an hour in the shop with jewelry designer Halili, trying on wedding bands and perusing other pieces in the shop, including one-of-a-kind ancient rings and precious stone necklaces.
Jessica Biel says getting married to Justin Timberlake won’t change a thing in her life.
The Total Recall actress is set to wed the handsome actor-and-singer later this year and while she’s looking forward to being his wife, she thinks her everyday life will remain largely the same.
She said: “I don’t think our marriage will change anything. I’m almost never home. But when I am home, I enjoy cooking.”
However, Jessica – who split from Justin briefly last year before the pair reunited – admits that when the couple decide to start a family, being a working mother may prove to be difficult.
She told French magazine Gala: “It will be a challenge finding a balance between my private life, family and work, and I’m ready.”
But Jessica says she and Justin won’t be rushing into starting a family as they want to enjoy their first few months of married life on their own.
She said: “I’m someone who lets things happen naturally. For me, getting married doesn’t mean we should limit ourselves to some predefined idea. Rather, it’s an opportunity to explore new things in life.”
I wish we had some pictures
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel are keeping their engagement low-key — except when it’s time to celebrate! On Saturday, Justin and Jessica threw a lavish cocktail party to celebrate their impending nuptials, with around 100 guests showing up to dance, drink and toast the happy couple’s future.
The very exclusive event took place in the backyard of stylist Estee Stanley (who collaborated with Justin on his home goods collection). A live blues band and DJ entertained the crowd, which reportedly included Ellen DeGeneres, Portia de Rossi, Amy Adams, Timbaland, Justin’s former bandmates Lance Bass and JC Chasez. and Jessica’s parents Kimberly and Jonathan.
“Justin and Jessica arrived at the party looking very excited,” a source told People. “Jessica was stunning in a long dress with her hair down.”
Biel, 30, wore a leopard-print halter dress with hot pink accessories, and Justin, 31, showed up in a black suit and fedora. The couple “danced and looked very happy” while the deejay spun music by Madonna, Whitney Houston, Usher and (of course) Michael Jackson.
“Jessica and Justin were mingling both separately and together throughout the party,” said Us Weekly’s source. “Jessica seems to be very close with Justin’s friends and vice versa. You can see that they have been dating for a long time and really know each other’s friends and family well.”
After the dancing, a few of the guests gave speeches — and surprisingly, Timbaland is the one who got Justin emotional.
“You could tell that they have a very special friendship,” a witness told People.
Sounds like a blast! Of course, the party is just a preview of the actual wedding, which is rumored to be in September. In an interview Thursday, Lance Bass said he was already looking forward to the main event.
“[Justin's] like my brother, so there’s no question [about whether or not I'll make it to his wedding],” Bass told Us. “Any time you get to travel, it’s fun!”
Biel and Timberlake haven’t made a formal announcement about their engagement, so they’re unlikely to spill details about the wedding. However, Biel has been spotted trying on dresses in Paris and wedding bands in New York City — and the couple has reportedly been scouting locations in Italy. May we suggest George Clooney’s house?
source – ivillage