In an excerpt from Britney Spears’ upcoming memoir ‘The Woman In Me,’ Spears reveals that she had an abortion while dating ex-boyfriend, Justin Timberlake. The excerpt, published by People, claims that the former *NSYNC member “didn’t want to be a father” at the time Spears got pregnant with their child.
Spears writes (per People): “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. 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.”
Spears and Timberlake began dating in 1999, when she was 17 and he was 18, before breaking-up in 2002. Spears writes in her memoir: “I’m sure people will hate me for this, but I agreed not to have the baby. I don’t know if that was the right decision. 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. To this day, it’s one of the most agonizing things I have ever experienced in my life.”
Spears is mother to Sean Preston, 18, and Jayden James, 17, whom she shares with her ex-husband Kevin Federline. Timberlake and wife Jessica Biel share sons to Silas, 8, and Phineas, 3.
Spears memoir, “The Woman in Me,” is set for release on Oct. 24th.
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