Justin Timberlake, 42, apparently broke up with Britney Spears, 41, in a textual content message that included simply two phrases, in keeping with Web page Six. Director Chris Applebaum spoke with the outlet in regards to the second the breakup occurred and the way it left the pop singer in tears whereas they had been filming the music video for her music “Overprotected: The Darkish Youngster Remix” in 2002. After explaining that he and Britney had been working collectively on the two-day shoot, he mentioned she all of a sudden went lacking for about 20-Half-hour, which was a “very long time” as a result of it prices “20 grand to sit down round.”
Chris ultimately discovered her in her trailer sitting down along with her eye make-up smudged. She reportedly held up her Motorola flip cellphone to him and mentioned, “I can’t imagine it. Look it. This occurred.” He then learn a textual content from Justin that learn, “It’s over!!!”
Chris additional defined that Justin’s message got here after he was attempting to come up with her all day as a result of he was “pissed” about her dishonest on him with choreographer Wade Robson, which she admitted to in her new memoir, The Girl in Me. After studying the textual content, Britney’s longtime assistant and pal, Felicia Culotta, apparently comforted her by placing her arm round her shoulder.
Though Britney was hesitant to complete filming the music video, Chris inspired her by saying, “In case you don’t have it in you, I completely perceive … however if you wish to go on the market and end this final set-up within the rain, you possibly can present him that he simply made the most important f*cking mistake of his life.”
Britney apparently preferred the concept. “You realize that? That’s a good suggestion,” she mentioned, in keeping with Chris. “I’m going to indicate him that he blew the very best factor he ever had.” Chris mentioned she then went on to shoot the rain scene with extra “conviction,” as if she had been “on a mission.”
Along with Chris’ feedback, Britney wrote in regards to the breakup in her memoir and defined she felt “comatose” as she flew house to Louisiana shortly after it occurred. She additionally mentioned Justin was “fortunately working round Hollywood” and expressed how she didn’t like his observe up music, “Cry Me a River,” which was reportedly about their breakup and the way she did him unsuitable. The “…Child One Extra Time” crooner shared that she thought he painted her as a “harlot who’d damaged the center of America’s golden boy” within the lyrics and music video, which included a lady who seemed like her.