"All she has is me." - Justin Timberlake on Britney Spears, 2001
“My great weakness is feeling overwhelmed with the paparazzi - in that moment it’s J who is - stronger. He just grabs my hand and walks forward.” - Britney on the Paparazzi and Justin, 2001
"I definitely feel like the protector." - Justin on Britney, 2001
"He makes me feel safe". - Britney on Justin, 2001
"She’s the area of my life that only I can emotionally touch." - Justin on Britney, 2001
"With Justin, he was a part of the magnitude of what I had become. So when he was gone I was like, what am I supposed to do with myself? I was devastated.” - Britney on Justin, 2008
"My trust has really been battered, sometimes it can get kinda lonely, I had totally lost my way - I lost myself.” - Britney on her breakdown, 2008
"It didn’t touch home with me, the whole fame thing, until I had a huge break up and I wanted to just stop.” - Britney on when she started to lose her way, 2008
"It took a lot out of me. He was my first real love, and I doubt I’ll ever be able to love anyone like that ever again.”- Britney on her Break up with Justin
"J - you’re the one I love - the one I life for - the one I can’t live without.” - What Britney wrote to Justin in the Thank You’s for Britney the Album
"I just want to hold her hand. I want her to be in my camp, to be around Justin.” - Timberland on how he thinks Britney needed Justin during 2007
Britney “lost [her]self” after a “huge break-up” with Justin.
Even she said she didn’t know “what to do with [her]self” when “he was gone” because she was “devastated”.
He was her “protector”, the only one who could “emotionally touch her” and make her “feel safe” from the paparazzi and the “fame”.
She “lost [her] way”, to the point one of Justin’s best friends felt that she needed “to be around Justin”.
Justin was the only person who ever made her “feel safe”, her whole life fell apart after their break-up because she couldn’t “live without” him.
When she lost him she lost herself and that is when she started to “feel the whole fame thing” and when she “wanted it to just stop.”
This is why people say Britney got lost after Justin was gone.
This is why people say Britney needs Justin.
This is why people say that Justin protected Britney from all of the negative aspects of fame and when he was gone it all got to her. There was no one to protect her.
Justin was Britney’s “protector”, he used to “grab” her hand and “walk forward” when the paparazzi overwhelmed her, he made her feel safe and when he was gone all of a sudden she was alone. She didn’t feel safe. She didn’t feel protected, she felt vulnerable. Because Justin wasn’t there.
“All she has is me.” – Justin Timberlake
Justin was all Britney had and she lost him.
”Justin is everything, and what more could you want in a person? He’s funny. He’s cute. He’s great. He just understands. I get him and he gets me, and that’s cool.”
"What do you think is going on with Britney [breakdown in 2007]?" Winfrey asks Timberlake.
"I don’t know, to be honest with you," he responds. "I haven’t spoken to her in years. I mean, there’s no ill will – I have nothing but love for her. It’s funny because we dated each other at a time … wow, I haven’t talked about this in a long time. It’s interesting." Pressed by Winfrey to get what he has to say off his chest, Timberlake goes on to say, “We were teenagers, you know?” “Yes,” Winfrey affirms, “famous teenagers.” “I think that’s basically the best way to describe what happened to us. I think she’s a great person, and I don’t know her as well as I did,” he says. “What I do know about her is she has a huge heart, and she is a great person.”
”I don’t know Britney Spears, the pop icon. And she doesn’t know Justin Timberlake, that guy from ‘N Sync. That’s not the way we look at each other. You could take all this away and I’d still have her. That’s what matters in life.”
”Justin was my first real love and I doubt I’ll ever be able to find love like that again.”
And when he calls, he calls for me, and not for you