Joey Fatone just confirmed that Jessica Biel, Justin Timberlake rumor

Dec 16, 2014 at 6:24 p.m. ET
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We hope Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel weren't planning their own major announcement, because Joey Fatone just spilled the beans on some very major news!

Rumors started swirling a few months ago that Timberlake and Biel are expecting their first child, but the couple has remained mum on the subject — even while paparazzi snapped pics of what looks like a growing baby bump.

Now they don't have to make an announcement one way or the other, because Timberlake's former *NSYNC pal, Joey Fatone, has seemingly confirmed the news: Biel is indeed pregnant!

"He told me a while ago, and I kept my mouth shut," Fatone told InTouch. "But now I can talk about it!

"Jessica is awesome, and Justin is a kid at heart. [They'll have] fun."

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Fatone also yapped about the Timberbaby to People. "I think he's going to be a great dad," he said. "He's always been great with kids in general. He's going to be great. I think he'll be very hands-on."

This news might explain why Timberlake has been more emotional lately, even crying on stage during a show when a 10-year-old boy gave him a special birthday present.

We know at least one person who will be absolutely thrilled with the news: the singer's granny, who just happens to be his biggest fan and good luck charm.

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