Did Justin Timberlake Hook Up With Spice Girl Emma Bunton?
Let's hope Justin Timberlake and Emma Bunton soon evolve into the types to kiss and tell — new interviews suggest the former *NSYNC and Spice Girl members, respectively, hooked up during their pop primes.
On Tuesday (May 1), Timberlake appeared with fellow former *NSYNC bandmates Lance Bass, JC Chasez, Joey Fatone and Chris Kirkpatrick on The Ellen Degeneres Show, and a game of Never Have I Ever quickly devolved from innocuous to damning. When Degeneres asked if any of the guys had ever hooked up with a member of The Spice Girls, Timberlake sheepishly admitted he had, sending the world of pop culture into chaos.
But which Spice was it?
Well, thanks to some expert sleuthing by People, we might have our answer in Bunton. During a 2004 appearance on Friday Night With Jonathan Ross, the titular host pretty crudely asked Bunton: “You had a one nighter with [Timberlake], is that right?”
“Jonathan!” Bunton quickly fired back, before Ross responded: “I heard this to be true.”
Then, Bunton seemed to make a teeny-tiny admission about her time with Timberlake:
“We hung out and partied a bit and he was very sweet,” she said. “He spoke about this first, ’cause otherwise I would not have said a word. He’s very sweet.”
The rumor mill began turning just a day after *NSYNC received a star on the hallowed Hollywood Walk of Fame. Timberlake observed at the ceremony: "This is so surreal. You guys are the best fans in the world."