Turns out, they apparently weren’t in synch. Reps for Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel released joint statements that said the pair “mutually decided to part ways.” But recent reports reveal the harsh truth: Timberlake, 30, “had been aggressively trying to end things” with the actress, 29, since the Golden Globes Jan. 16, one source close to the singer told Us Weekly. What’s more, the pal added that JT “had not been happy with Jessica for close to two years.” (The couple got together in January 2007, shortly after Justin’s split from Cameron Diaz.) “You’d be surprised at how soon the love was lost on this one,” the friend continues. “Justin said he was miserable.” Ouch, that IS harsh! Justin reportedly finally fessed up to his feelings about the relationship shortly after his Jan. 31 birthday saying he didn’t want to marry her and it didn’t feel right. What’s worse, the source said Jessica was blindsided. “It just stung her in the heart.” Sources also revealed an even uglier truth–that even in their final discussions, he didn’t come clean about his rampant affairs with other women (including actress Olivia Munn, among others.) “He didn’t admit the cheating, even though we all knew it,” the insider says. To add insult to injury, Timberlake partied the day of the split announcement. Now that’s just wrong.
But, Jessica doesn’t seem to be sitting around boo-hoo’ing either. Just five days after announcing the split, she was spotted cozying up to her Playing the Field costar Gerard Butler. Currently filming the flick in Shreveport, Louisiana, Jessica and the 300 hunk were first spotted out for a crew member’s birthday, then two nights later, throwing back margaritas at a Mexican restaurant. Seems they’ve both moved on. Here, JT’s bringing sexy back in a pair of Dolce and Gabbana wraparound shades. –rpuccia
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