Jessica Biel Fell Asleep During a Date Night With Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake Jessica Biel‘7th Heaven’ star Beverly Mitchell says she knew her on-screen sibling Jessica Biel would end up with Justin Timberlake. (Adam Rose/ABC via Getty Images)

He didn’t want to lose her now. Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel celebrated his 38th birthday with a night out in New York City this week, though it was greeted with a side of slumber.

Timberlake, whose birthday falls on January 31, posted a video of his tired wife dozing off in the car. “Gotta work tomorrow for my bday so wifey really going all out tonight…” he wrote.

The accompanying video shows the “Mirrors” hitmaker singing the “Birthday Song” to himself as he slowly turns the lens to Biel, who’s sound asleep. The 7th Heaven alum eventually wakes up as Timberlake sings louder.


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Gotta work tomorrow for my bday so wifey really going all out tonight…

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Of course, Biel knows how to anticipate a big night ahead (say, how to take care of yourself during a bachelorette party). The actress previously told The Knot in an exclusive interview that the key to a non-regretful evening out is to hydrate.

“Don’t drink for a long time before,” she shared. “I feel like that’s where I always end up. You’re drinking so much wine and you always end up trying to recover from it.”

Biel and Timberlake married in October 2012 in Italy after first meeting at a party. “When I met Jess, it was undeniable how beautiful she is,” Timberlake previously wrote in his book, Hindsight: & All the Things I Can’t See in Front of Me. “I made some sort of sarcastic comment, really dry. Nobody got it except her. She laughed, and I noticed, all of a sudden, and in the way where you wonder if a person’s like you, if they have a very dry, dark sense of humor, too.”

He walked away from the experience thinking: “I’m kind of really interested in that girl. There was just something about that girl. Kind of interested in that girl. Goddamn it.”

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Esther Lee
Esther Lee
Esther is the Senior News Editor at The Knot. A self-proclaimed pop culture enthusiast, she appreciates a good celebrity interview just as much as she adores Nancy Meyers movies. You can find her kicking off her mornings with barre and a green juice, traveling and exploring new cultures, and rapidly scrolling her feed for the latest and greatest news. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @theestherlee.