Justin Timberlake has always been mum on his personal life, but when you’re in love, sometimes you just can’t help but tell the world.
Timberlake spoke candidly with the Hollywood Foreign Press about his fiancée Jessica Biel, how he proposed, what he thinks of her, how they met and much more. Check out the details below.
On Jessica’s overall essence:
“She’s a really, really, really special person. Plus, she’s really, really, hot!”
On how they got together:
“There was nothing starry about the way we got together. It was very un-Hollywood-esque, in fact. We met and got talking. Afterwards I asked my friend if I could call her and ask her out. My friend called Jessica and Jessica said yes, and so I called her.”
On chivalry not being dead:
“I did it the old fashioned way — by telephone. That’s something I learned from both my stepdad and my grandfather — that there is a thing called chivalry and it doesn’t have to die with the birth of the internet. The way I see it, if you’re asking a girl out on a date, it’s only right to do it in a way that she can hear your voice. I had to be pretty persistent in order to get her to say yes. But I have a fair amount of tenacity and if I want something I stick to it. And in the end she agreed.”
On making a marriage work:
“I think it’s important to remember that you go into something like marriage knowing that you don’t know very much about it at all. But I do look at the marriage of my mother and stepdad, and what makes it work for them is that it’s a team effort. My mother is a ball of fire in the world and I love that about her. But what I have learned from my stepdad is something as important, which is patience and compassion. Because when you are living with someone else, those two qualities go a long way.”