Christina Aguilera talks Britney Spears love triangle with Justin Timberlake


Christina Aguilera has told The Late Late Show host James Corden during his “Carpool Segment” that she and Britney Spears both had crushes on Justin Timberlake during their mickey mouse Club days, resulting in a little love triangle.

Corden asked if she had a crush on Ryan Gosling, another mickey mouse Club member, but Aguilera said her eye was on someone else.

“There were definitely crushes, but … I wasn’t on the train,” Aguilera told Corden.

“What train were you on?” Corden asked. “Were you on the Timberlake train?”

Aguilera laughed before admitting Timberlake “had swag.”

“Even back then, he had swag,” the Beautiful singer said. “There was me and Britney — well now, you know — there was a thing back then.”

Spears and Timberlake ended up getting together later on from 1999 to 2002 before splitting up. Aguilera said things may have been different if Spears went for another guy who had a crush on her.

“I know Ryan [Gosling] pretty much … he did have a crush on Britney,” Aguilera told Corden.

“She [Spears] must be regretting that,” Corden replied before Aguilera reminded him of Spears’ relationship with Timberlake.

“Oh yeah, you’re right, that worked out wonderfully for everybody,” Corden said sarcastically.

Timberlake and Spears split due to infidelity rumours swirling around the Oops! … I Did it Again singer. Timberlake’s hit song Cry Me a River was reportedly inspired by his relationship with Spears.

Despite the crushes and love triangles, all four stars ended up with different partners. Timberlake is currently married to actress Jessica Biel while Britney Spears has been linked to Sam Asghari, a personal trainer. Gosling has been dating actress Eva Mendes since 2011 and has two children with her. Meanwhile, Aguilera is engaged to producer Matthew Rutler.


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