Justin Timberlake And Jessica Biel's Relationship Timeline

Rumors that Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel were an item sprang up in January 2007, only months after Timberlake and ex-girlfriend Cameron Diaz ended their own relationship in 2006. The pair went pseudo-public that month when they were photographed together, but it would be several more months before they publicly acknowledged their relationship in May of the same year (per Yahoo! Entertainment).


After going through a few ups and downs over the years, including rumors that Timberlake cheated with costar Olivia Munn and a breakup in 2011 that saw them apart for several months, the pair got engaged in December 2011 and married nearly a year later in a stunning (and ultra-private) ceremony in Italy in October 2012.

Since then, Timberlake and Biel have welcomed two sons (Silas and Phineas), weathered yet another small cheating scandal, and have come out on the other side appearing stronger than ever, having renewed their wedding vows on their 10th anniversary in October 2022. Here is a look at the relationship timeline of Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel.

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel were officially linked in May 2007

People began connecting Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel soon after he and ex-girlfriend Cameron Diaz split up in 2006, and the pair confirmed their relationship in May 2007. Timberlake later told Us Weekly that they met in a decidedly non-celebrity way. He said, "There was nothing starry about the way we got together. It was very un-Hollywood-esque, in fact. We met and got talking. Afterwards I asked my friend if I could call her and ask her out." Their mutual friend asked Jessica if it was okay to share her number with Justin, and she said yes. Justin called her up and asked if she wanted to go on a date.


The pair's early relationship was filled with dates in multiple countries, as Timberlake once flew Biel out to the U.K. to join him on his tour at the time. They focused on keeping the relationship a secret at first, but eventually went public (via the Daily Mail).

Jessica Biel called the relationship 'the most precious thing' in 2010

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel's relationship has been marked by a dedication to privacy, and the pair didn't give a lot of interviews about their time together at first. It was something of a surprise when Biel opened up about her feelings about Timberlake in 2010. While speaking to Vogue about the intense tabloid speculation and scrutiny the two were contending with at the time, she explained, "It's the most precious thing that I have in my life, and I care about it so much that I don't care about what anyone says or thinks. I have just not addressed it in any real way, and I'm not going to."


Part of the speculation at the time had to do with Timberlake's fidelity; many believed that he had cheated on Biel with Olivia Munn. The pair reportedly met at an event while Timberlake promoted his movie "The Social Network" and rumors stated that he immediately began pursuing Munn, who reportedly declined because he was in a relationship. As the story goes, Timberlake told Munn that his relationship with Biel was over. The allegations were roundly denied by Timberlake, and Munn neither confirmed nor denied the story (per Us Weekly).

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel broke up and reunited in 2011

Despite their insistence that everything was fine in the wake of the Olivia Munn rumors, Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake broke up in March 2011. Representatives for the two insisted that they were friends and that the split was amicable. They released a joint statement that read, "Addressing the media speculation regarding Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake's relationship, we are confirming that they mutually have decided to part ways. The two remain friends and continue to hold the highest level of love and respect for each other" (via People).


The news came in early March and caught a few people off guard, as the pair had been spotted happily together on February 27, 2011. Rumors that the two had reunited sprang up in August 2011, when Timberlake and Biel were spotted on a bike ride together in Toronto and Timberlake visited Biel on the set of "Total Recall." At the time, a source stressed to E! News that the meet-up was "nothing official."

Justin Timberlake proposed to Jessica Biel in December 2011

Obviously, their bike ride through Toronto in August 2011 translated to something, because Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake announced their engagement a few months later in December 2011. Biel seemed particularly taken aback by the proposal, and told the Associated Press, "It's actually not anything I ever really thought was going to happen to me or that I really wanted. And when it happened it just seemed — it just was right" (via the Daily Freeman).


While speaking on "The Late Late Show with James Corden," Biel told the talk show host that Timberlake proposed while the pair was visiting land they owned in Montana. She said, "We had snowboarded all day. It was in the middle of the winter. Waist-high snow. We were in head-to-toe snowboarding outfits — hats, gloves, everything." In fact, the snow was so deep that Timberlake sank even further while proposing, but clearly, the two made it work.

The couple got married in 2012

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel wasted little time planning and pulling off their wedding. The pair tied the knot in Italy on October 19, 2012, about 10 months after they got engaged. Biel later admitted to People that the wedding was "a total fantasy experience" and that Timberlake even serenaded his bride with an original song of his as she walked down the aisle, which the singer-songwriter wrote specifically for that special day.


Biel and Timberlake invited around 100 family members and friends to the wedding. Celebrity guests included Jimmy Fallon, Timbaland, and Beverley Mitchell (via People). The two chose the 63-room, 28-villa luxury hotel Borgo Egnazia resort in Puglia, Italy as their wedding site. Biel famously wore a pink wedding dress (as opposed to traditional white) designed by Giambattista Valli Haute Couture and a veil that was adorned with her own family heirloom pearls.

Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake welcomed their first son in 2015

After three years of marriage, Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake announced the birth of their first son. Silas Randall joined the family in April 2015, after Timberlake had shared a photo on Instagram of himself kissing Biel's pregnancy belly in January of that same year. Per People, Silas gained his name from two family sources: the middle name of Timberlake's maternal grandfather (Silas) and Timberlake's own middle name (Randall).


Timberlake captioned his Instagram photo, "Thank you EVERYONE for the Bday wishes! This year, I'm getting the GREATEST GIFT EVER. CAN'T WAIT" and included hashtags that indicated either the couple didn't know the baby's biological sex or they weren't telling. On March 29, while accepting an award at the iHeartRadio Music Awards, Timberlake again indicated his excitement over becoming a father when he added, "Daddy's heading home right now to innovate by learning how to change a poopy diaper and get my swaddle on!" at the end of his speech (via People).

In 2017, Jessica admitted that Justin inspires her

Family life seemed to treat Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel well, and in 2017, Biel surprisingly opened up about life with her husband and son. Biel commented to Entertainment Tonight that it was her hope that she was an inspiration to her husband, and added that her partner enjoying what he does is her own source of inspiration. As she put it, "I think having a partner who is doing something that you're excited about — like for me, his music and everything that he does — it's just amazing to see somebody doing what they love, and I think it can be as simple as that."


Biel also offered insight into the pair's life with their son Silas, who was 2 years old at the time. She stressed that for her, as beautiful as it is to become a parent and enjoy your child, parents still have to make sure to take care of themselves. As she put it, "Because if you're not happy, your kids aren't happy, and your husband isn't happy, and your family isn't happy, it's not worth it."

Jessica Biel identified communication as the secret to her marriage

Jessica Biel was speaking about her marriage to Justin Timberlake again a year later when she opened up to People about the secret to their strong marriage. She said there's one big thing that keeps them healthy and strong: "Communication, communication, communication." Biel added that while she couldn't speak about any relationship other than her own, "The ability to be really honest about how you're feeling and what your needs are. ... Just be able to communicate really honestly with your partner. That's worked for us so far."


This seemed to line up with Timberlake's own admission on Instagram around the same time, when he captioned a photo of Biel embracing him from behind, "She's got my back."

Biel also admitted to People that communication is necessary when parents and partners are trying to balance all of their responsibilities while making room for one another, which can be easier said than done. As she put it, "I struggle with it even now. Developing different ideas, projects, my family, my son, my husband, me."

Justin Timberlake was accused of cheating on Jessica Biel in 2019

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel had to face some heavy scrutiny and attention in 2019, when Timberlake was photographed holding hands with costar Alisha Wainwright, who played his lover in a movie the two were filming in New Orleans, Louisiana. As reported by The Sun, people in the vicinity were surprised to see Timberlake under the influence and physically affectionate with someone other than Biel. A source told the outlet, "At one stage, he grabbed her hand and rested it on his knee. She then gently started stroking his leg. Then he clutched her hand with both of his and was playing with her hands."


Timberlake later posted an extensive apology on Instagram, in which he admitted that he "displayed a strong lapse in judgment" before adding that "nothing happened between me and my costar." Timberlake continued and said, "This is not the example that I want to set for my son. I apologize to my amazing wife and family for putting them through such an embarrassing situation."

The couple welcomed their second son in 2020

It was clear that things between Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel were much better a year later when the two welcomed their second son in the summer of 2020. The pair kept the pregnancy incredibly private and announced the news only after their second child was born. A source told the Daily Mail that Biel's mother, Kimberly, was staying with the family to help out as they adjusted to being a family of four.


The outlet indicated that Timberlake and Biel might have spent most of the year in their home in Montana, where they reportedly decamped following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020. Timberlake later confirmed their son's name, Phineas, while being interviewed remotely on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." Timberlake added, "He's awesome and so cute. Nobody's sleeping. But we're thrilled. We're thrilled and couldn't be happier. Very grateful."

Jessica opened up about family life with Justin in 2021

In April 2021, Jessica Biel sat down for her own interview on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and opened up about what life with two kids was like with Justin Timberlake. Biel said their children were getting along well and that oldest son Silas has remained in the spotlight. As she put it, "Silas, he is the performer, he wants to make the jokes and he wants the whole attention on him, so Phin only has eyes for him."


Biel added that both of her sons were funny and had a good sense of humor. "Everything Silas does is hilarious and anything Phin does is hilarious, so they just laugh at each other all day long," she said.

Biel offered details about the sleep training she and Timberlake were working on with Phineas, but it sounded like it was hard on both of them. She admitted that the whole family was pretty tired with the new baby, but added that, "I think that's why they're so cute is because you just look at them and you're like, 'I'm so tired, but you're so cute.'"

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel celebrated their 10th anniversary in 2022

In October 2022, Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake had a major milestone to celebrate: their 10th wedding anniversary. The two decided to observe the great feat by renewing their vows, which Biel shared in a post on Instagram. Timberlake also shared his own celebration of their anniversary on the platform, where he captioned a series of photos of the couple from over the years, "10 years ain't enough! You make me a better husband and father every day! I love you so much you beautiful human! Run it back!" (via Instagram).


Biel shared that the two renewed their vows in Italy yet again in a sweet nod to their original date, and she even wore a dress by the same designer. As Biel shared, "From our wedding vow renewal this summer — in Italy where it all went down..." (via People). They didn't specify whether their sons Silas and Phineas — who were 7 and 2 years old at the time — were in on the fun.