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Though Us Weekly appeared to have some pretty solid sources, we still had to include a question mark when we wrote on Wednesday that Justin Timberlake and his on-again, off-again girlfriend Jessica Biel had gotten engaged. It seemed like a reasonable story and we wanted to be happy for them, but only now do we have official confirmation-- and from Justin Timberlake's grandmother, of all people.
For whatever reason Sadie Bomar has spoken up to Gossip Cop to confirm that, yes, her grandson is engaged to the woman she calls "Jessie," and that she's "so happy" for them. She even revealed the date when the engagement took place:
“He called me on Christmas Day and told me he’s engaged… the family loves Jessie… she’s a very sweet girl.”
Apparently he asked his grandma not to reveal the engagement until after the holidays, potentially wanting to take that time off and not have their nuptials the subject of the endlessly slow news week between Christmas and New Year's. Now that everyone is back to work there's less time to endlessly speculate over the details of a celebrity engagement-- when you think about it, that's a pretty brilliant plan. Presumably Timberlake doesn't mind that Grandma has now spilled the beans, but if you start hearing details about the wedding itself from "anonymous" tipsters, you might know who to blame.