Timberlake recalls how he was in love with Spears at first sight. After their breakup, Timberlake wrote the song Cry Me A River in attempt to discuss his frustrations about their breakup. When asked if he advised Spears to divorce her husband Federline, Timberlake stated he never gave her that advice and wishes she comes out on top.
When we initially parted ways I felt like she had a couple of opportunities to just sort of stick up for me, and she didn’t. Which is fine. But at that time, you know, I fought back.