Justin Timberlake has opened up about his fiancée Jessica Biel in a rare discussion of his personal life at a press conference with the Hollywood Foreign Press.
While promoting his new movie, "Trouble with the Curve," the
31-year-old actor-singer was asked about his future wife. He gushed, "
"She's a really, really, really special person. Plus, she's really,
So how did the superstar romance begin? JT
explained, "There was nothing starry about the way we got together. It
was very un-Hollywood-esque, in fact. We met and got talking.
Afterwards I asked my friend if I could call her and ask her out. My
friend called Jessica and Jessica said yes, and so I called her."
The old-souled pop star continued, "I did it the old fashioned way --
by telephone. That's something I learned from both my stepdad and my
grandfather -- that there is a thing called chivalry and it doesn't have
to die with the birth of the internet. The way I see it, if you're
asking a girl out on a date, it's only right to do it in a way that she
can hear your voice. I had to be pretty persistent in order to get her
to say yes. But I have a fair amount of tenacity and if I want
something I stick to it. And in the end she agreed."
Though this is the first marriage for both stars, the former
boy-bander has thought a lot about how to make their marriage
successful. He stated, "I think it's important to remember that you go
into something like marriage knowing that you don't know very much about
it at all. But I do look at the marriage of my mother and stepdad, and
what makes it work for them is that it's a team effort. My mother is a
ball of fire in the world and I love that about her. But what I have
learned from my stepdad is something as important, which is patience and
compassion. Because when you are living with someone else, those two
qualities go a long way."