Inside Joey Fatone's Relationship With Pink

While Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake were the quintessential music couple in the late '90s and early 2000s, it turns out Timberlake wasn't the only member of *NSYNC to have a celebrity romance. Pink shocked fans by revealing that she had been on a date with Joey Fatone in the early days of her career. "Joey Fatone was in love with me," she told Glamour. "He took me to Friendly's on a date and he bought me an ice cream. Such a sweetheart. He asked my dad's permission!"

For his part, Fantone has a slightly different recollection of his relationship with the Grammy winner. In fact, he denies ever telling Pink he loved her or asking her father permission to ask her out. "I actually asked her out a few times and we went out," he said during an episode of People's "Defend Yourself." "We were cool as heck. But I guess I wasn't her type, so that was it. We were still friends. That was it!" And although Pink was the one to end their romance any further, Fantone says there are no hard feelings. "I'm cool with being in the friend zone with Pink. There's nothing wrong with that," he joked. "I'm OK with that. I'm OK with rejection. I mean heck, I've been in *NSYNC a lot, so I can take rejection."

Joey Fantone and Pink went on to find love with other people

While their relationship didn't work out, Pink and Joey Fantone have both gone on to find love with other people. Pink married Carey Hart in 2006 and they share two children: daughter Willow and son Jameson (per Brides). "He and I have been at this a long time, and it is our relentless and stubborn idealism that keeps us together," the singer wrote in an Instagram post. "Marriage is awful, wonderful, comfort and rage. It is boring, terrifying, and a total nail biter. It is loving another fallible creature while trying to love yourself."

And after an on-again and off-again romance, Fatone wed his high school sweetheart Kelly Baldwin in 2004. The couple have two daughters, Briahna and Kloey Alexandra (per Today). Unfortunately, Fatone and Baldwin divorced in 2019 and he has been in a long-term relationship with Izabel Araujo since. "We're at that stage where all of a sudden you're like, 'Hey, where do you want to eat?' 'I don't know, where do you want to eat?' 'I don't know, where do you want to eat?' 'I don't know!'" he joked (per US Weekly).