They’ve been together for 11 years and married nearly six, but the bloom is definitely not off the rose of Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel’s relationship — and we shouldn’t expect to see it go anywhere anytime soon. When SheKnows spoke with Biel over the phone about all things Mother’s Day-related — from the best gift she’s received to the lessons she’s learned as a mom — as well as her new partnership with American Express, she revealed the one sweet thing Timberlake does for her on every special occasion.
When asked about a particularly memorable Mother’s Day gift she’s either gotten or received, Biel’s answer was a twofold surprise. “I always like an experience,” she shared initially. “Instead of an actual gift […] going to lunch with my family or having a special day with my mom.”
The second part of this answer involved Timberlake. “My husband always, always sends me flowers, which I always adore and it’s something I look forward to,” Biel told us. “It’s the simple things, I think. I’d much rather spend a day hanging in the park or playing in the pool than getting some kind of big thing.”
Buying flowers for his wife is just one of the many ways Timberlake shows his affection and comes through as a life partner for Biel. The couple regularly shares their affection for one another with fans on their Instagram accounts. As recently as April 7, Timberlake shared his love for Biel with a photo of her hugging him from behind just before he went out to perform. “She’s always got my back,” he captioned the very cute Instagram snap.
Biel doesn’t skimp on flaunting the affection right back. For Timberlake’s 37th birthday on Jan. 31, Biel posted a photo of the couple embracing along with a heartfelt message. “I’m so proud of all you’ve accomplished and all that is ahead for you,” she wrote at the time. “[P]lus you’re a super hot dad. A ninja dad. A kiddie teeth brushing, Jedi sleep mind tricking, intimidating dad voice disciplining SUPER HOT DAD. I love you, you hot dad… I’m here, right by your side, OG fan girl #1.”
Celebrating all of the little moments that make life special is important to Biel, who told us that’s why she wanted to partner with American Express for the Live Life Moments campaign. “I just love this campaign. I love this idea of really taking time out of our lives to make life moments a spontaneous experience where you’re really in the moment,” she explains, continuing, “It’s my life, you know? It’s something that I’m trying to do on a daily basis. I fail at it all the time. But I think it’s such an important, amazing platform to say, ‘You know what? Everyone has their busy lives and we’re doing a million things at once, and that’s important. But we’re important. We’re important too.'”
Biel finished with some great life advice we can all carry with us: “We have to take time so we can rejuvenate our minds, rejuvenate ourselves and get ready to go back to work.” We couldn’t have said it any better.