In her new biography, Britney Spears shares a personal incident that she has kept hidden for 20 years.
According to a book excerpt Spears provided to People, she had an abortion after becoming pregnant by Justin Timberlake when they were dating.
It was unexpected, yet it wasn’t a tragedy in my eyes. I was smitten with Justin. I’ve always thought we’d start a family someday.
Justin, meanwhile, was definitely unhappy about the pregnancy, as she points out. He asserted that we weren’t prepared to conceive a family because we were still rather young.
Spears talks about her contradictory emotions at the time in the excerpt.
If it had been up to me alone, I would never have done it. However, Justin was adamant that he didn’t want to have children.
It continues to be among the most agonising things I have ever gone through in my life.
From 1999 until 2002, Timberlake and Spears were a couple.
Prior to their divorce in 2007, Spears and dancer Kevin Federline had two boys, Sean Preston, age 18, and Jayden James, age 17.
In 2012, Timberlake wed actress Jessica Biel; the couple has two young kids, Silas and Phineas.