CLAIM: Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake Marriage “Crumbles”

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By Daniel Gates


Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake’s marriage is crumbling, according to a laughable OK! magazine cover story. The tabloid, which called Timberlake and Biel’s relationship “doomed” almost two years ago and has apparently learned little in the time since, now insists that the two stars live “separate lives” and are on the brink of divorce.

OK! claims Biel and Timberlake are “battling over his long tour absences, his refusal to start a family — and his alleged liaisons with other women.” A so-called “insider” says she has secretly met with attorneys. “Even though he says he hasn’t cheated, she is very suspicious and wants to know what she can use against him in court if it comes to that,” explains the OK! source. Oh, and the tabloid throws in a “baby” issue for good measure. The insider tells the mag, “Before they wed, Justin promised Jessica they’d try for a baby. But then he decided to put his energy into touring. Jessica can read between the lines, and it’s breaking her heart.”

What follows in the OK! story is paragraph after paragraph of meaningless filler. The mag points out that Timberlake sometimes doesn’t wear his wedding ring — even though performers frequently take off their ring while on stage. OK! tries to make it seem as though the length of Timberlake and Biel’s relationship pre-marriage means the union was less likely to succeed (of course, if they met and had a quickie wedding, the tabloid would probably use that against them). The magazine also attempts to make Timberlake’s long tour appear like a total surprise, as though Biel didn’t know he’d been on the road for much of the year. “She feels like a widow, and one of her closest pals said she was the ‘loneliest housewife in Hollywood,'” another OK! “source” says with fake quote.

Oh, please. He’s performing concerts, she’s making movies, and neither of their careers came as a shock to the other. As for Timberlake’s supposed “liaisons” with other women? OK! can only muster an unconfirmed rumor that Timberlake was “seen kissing” a Brazilian actress while in Rio in September. Of course, there’s no evidence of any such rendezvous. Biel herself has shot down speculation after the AMA’s that merely spending time apart from Timberlake means they’re having problems, and OK! adds nothing new or substantive here. As Gossip Cop reported exclusively last week, the couple are enjoying the holidays together and are happy. A rep slams the OK! cover story as totally false.

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