Well, they haven’t exactly confirmed the news themselves, but Justin Timberlake’s old ‘N Sync bandmate Joey Fatone just did! And they apparently gave him the go-ahead to do it.
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“[Justin] told me a while ago, and I kept my mouth shut,” Joey tells In Touch Magazine. “But now I can talk about it.”
Joey goes on to predict they’ll have “fun” as parents. “Jessica is awesome,” he says, “and Justin is a kid at heart.”
According to our friends at Hello! Canada Magazine, this isn’t the first time Justin and Jessica’s pregnancy news has been confirmed by their pals. Back in October, Jessica’s friend InStyle editor Ariel Foxman posted this on Instagram, and then deleted it: “Congrats @jessicabiel on your impending motherhood… Looking forward to the red carpet maternity style pix to come.”
Hello! also points out that Jessica, 32, is about to launch a kid’s organic restaurant and bakery, Au Fudge—where celebrity parents can bring their kids to eat and participate in cooking activities (cute idea!)—so news of the pregnancy is good for publicity.
Jessica and Justin, 33, got married in 2012. Rumours that they were expecting began last October when a peculiar Instagram photo and caption surfaced in Justin’s Instagram account.
Look out for Jessica in her latest flick, The Blunderer in Ohio, next year. It’s a psychological thriller based on a 1954 book by Patricia Highsmith.
And Justin’s been making news this week for this hilarious video with Jimmy Fallon, in which they play kids at camp singing Third Eye Blind’s “Jumper.” Check it!
Some pretty good “running man” in there!
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