Justin Timberlake, 42, apparently broke up with Britney Spears, 41, in a textual content message that included simply two phrases, based on Web page Six. Director Chris Applebaum spoke with the outlet concerning 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 tune “Overprotected: The Dark Child Remix” in 2002. After explaining that he and Britney had been working collectively on the two-day shoot, he mentioned she instantly went lacking for about 20-Half-hour, which was a “long time” as a result of it prices “20 grand to sit around.”

Chris ultimately discovered her in her trailer sitting down along with her eye make-up smudged. She reportedly held up her Motorola flip telephone to him and mentioned, “I can’t believe it. Look it. This happened.” He then learn a textual content from Justin that learn, “It’s over!!!”

Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears
Justin and Britney at an occasion. (Patrick Rideaux/Shutterstock)

Chris additional defined that Justin’s message got here after he was making an attempt 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 Lady in Me. After studying the textual content, Britney’s longtime assistant and buddy, 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, “If you don’t have it in you, I totally understand … but if you want to go out there and finish this last set-up in the rain, you can show him that he just made the biggest f*cking mistake of his life.”

Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears
The previous couple throughout an interview. (Matt Baron/BEI/Shutterstock)

Britney apparently appreciated the concept. “You know that? That’s a good idea,” she mentioned, based on Chris. “I’m going to show him that he blew the best thing 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 concerning the breakup in her memoir and defined she felt “comatose” as she flew residence to Louisiana shortly after it occurred. She additionally mentioned Justin was “happily running around Hollywood” and expressed how she didn’t like his comply with up tune, “Cry Me a River,” which was reportedly about their breakup and the way she did him unsuitable. The “…Baby One More Time” crooner shared that she thought he painted her as a “harlot who’d broken the heart of America’s golden boy” within the lyrics and music video, which included a lady who appeared like her.