It’s been a decade since *NSYNC members Justin Timberlake and Joey Fatone have worked together, but Fatone still keeps up with his friend’s life — his love life, of course. The married father spoke to Parade about Timberlake’s rumored engagement and offered some advice, but stopped short of confirming the upcoming nuptials.
“Don’t listen to all the BS. Especially in his situation, he and his fiancée [Jessica Biel] — I haven’t really talked to him about everything yet — but they’re both in the limelight as well,” the 35-year-old told the Sunday magazine. “It’s tough for those celebrity couples. It’s really hard. My wife wasn’t in the limelight, which made it easier.”
Timberlake, 31, reportedly popped the question to the Magic Mike star in Jackson, Wyoming over the holidays. Biel has reportedly been spotted wearing her engagement ring at various camera-free events, though neither have confirmed the news. One person has, though: the In Time star’s grandmother.
“Yes, Justin is engaged,” Sadie Bomar told RadarOnline in early January. “Jessica is a very sweet girl, she’s upright and everything and we love her.”
Fatone, who reportedly will give Timberlake a “smack in the head” for a wedding gift, added that they should keep humor in their relationship. “The key is to keep it happy, light, and fun,” he told Parade.
Joey Fatone as marriage counselor? We never would have guessed. Well, he must know something — he’s been married to his wife, Kelly Baldwin, for eight years. They dated for 10 years and had a daughter together before tying the knot.
“There can be a lot of drama, like when you have kids. And both of them have jobs where they are taken to different places,” Fatone added. “It’s the communication that really needs to drive that relationship.”
Sage advice, Justin — best take that to heart!