Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake haven't been an item since 2002, but they were reunited in an unexpected way this past weekend. On social media, the singer-dancer posted a video of herself doing backflips in what appears to be her backyard. What is most drawing people's attention is the music that accompanied her workout. As she flipped again and again, Britney Spears was moving to a song from none other than her former partner Justin Timberlake, which has us feeling all the nostalgia. Go ahead and check out the video below.
Now, there's a chance that Britney Spears isn't trying to say anything at all with the Instagram video. It's entirely possible that Spears simply likes the Justin Timberlake tune and felt that was the one that best expressed her musical movements in this particular social media video. Regardless, some hopeful '90s/early '00s music lovers may be holding out hope that Spears could be teasing a possible team-up between the two mega-famous musicians. Nothing is impossible, and the musicians have noted in the past that they are both open to collaborating with one another again if the opportunity were to present itself. For now, it doesn't seem as if that's what's happening here.
Before we get ahead of ourselves here, let's just stick to the facts: Britney Spears is using this video to promote her love of "flips and Mother Nature," as she admits in the caption. With her repetitious string of backflips, it's clear that Spears is in excellent physical condition and ready to flaunt it. For the record, the Justin Timberlake song that is playing in the background of this social media video is "LoveStoned," which was released back in 2006.
Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears were once among the hottest couple in Hollywood when they dated between 1999 and 2002. She was one of the biggest pop sensations in the world, while he was at the forefront of one of the most famous boy bands at the time. This meant their relationship was never far from the media's eye. But it wasn't meant to be, as Spears and Timberlake called it quits after several years together. Even though they're not a couple anymore, however, the high-profile musicians don't appear to have a bitter relationship. And this video suggests there are at least some fond feelings.
Meanwhile, Britney Spears was recently met with unwelcome news from another famous ex, Kevin Federline. The former backup dancer, who was married to the musician for several years, wanted more child support money, which he was ultimately given by Spears a month ago. It is something K-Fed has been fighting for since the very early months of 2018. The "Oops, I Did It Again" singer was reportedly not at all happy about this decision.
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