Jenna Dewan-Tatum has confirmed! Long before she and Channing Tatum fell in love, she had dated Justin Timberlake. Dewan was best known as a back-up dancer. Before she appeared on Step Up, she had a tour with many famous singers. Among them was Justin Timberlake.
It was Timberlake’s 2003 world tour where they became extremely close and, while on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen she revealed what exactly went on.
Jenna has long been rumored to have romance with the pop singer following right after he broke-up with Britney Spears in March 2002.
She went on the road with Timberlake as a back-up dancer but soon her friendship with Justin grew into a short-lived romance.
As it is said, Justin’s relationship with fellow Mickey Mouse Club member Britney Spears came to a bitter end and therefore rumors started to spread that Dewan was guilty.
Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen , Jenna was asked how it was to dance for Timberlake while all of the Spears drama was happening.
“That was the backdrop to you being a backup dancer for Justin?” Cohen asked.
“I had no idea, I wasn’t an actress, I had no idea what was going on. It was the craziest, wildest thing,” Dewan admitted.
And then, Cohen asked if she’d “ever had a moment” with Timberlake.
“Andy, you know that I love you and, yeah. We dated,” she revealed. “Yeah, we dated, I mean not that long, we were like friends and then dated.”
“I was very clear [not to be a rebound]. He’s sexy, of course he’s sexy. But no, I was not a rebound. We’re still friends. It’s not as salacious as everyone thinks,” she ended.
Regardless of that early drama, it didn’t seem to influence their track record for relationships.
Justin Timberlake has been married to Jessica Biel since 2012 and they now have a two-year-old boy. On the other hand, Jenna met Channing Tatum o the set of “Step Up”, then they got married and now they are parents to three-year-old daughter Everly.