Jessica Biel Gives a Delightful Look at Her Marriage to Justin Timberlake

Jessica biel Justin timberlake reddit amaJessica Biel also chose between the Backstreet Boys or ’N Sync in a new Reddit AMA. (

Ask her anything and you shall receive. Jessica Biel participated in her very first Reddit Ask Me Anything on Wednesday, August 9, and some of the biggest burning questions surrounding her marriage to Justin Timberlake were finally addressed.

One active participant got right down to business and asked a question that infiltrates bachelorette parties everywhere: “Back in the day were you team Backstreet Boys or team *NSYNC?” the person asked.

Biel’s response was somewhat surprising. “I was such a theater nerd at that time that I literally wasn’t listening to either of those groups,” the Sinner star said. “I was listening to soundtracks, like Rent and old 50’s/60’s music. I can be a little off on my timing. But if I had been cool, DUH, NSYNC all the way, baby!”

The actress and Timberlake met through mutual friends in 2007—as the pop artist’s solo career started took off—and the two married in Italy in October 2012. They now share an adorable son named Silas, and Biel shared how the family of three spends a typical weekend together.

“A typical Saturday… up early, breakfast at home… maybe head to a park and play,” she said. “Everybody naps at nap time. Maybe a play date in the afternoon. Then mommy and daddy go out on a hot date.”

Biel also joked about Seth Rogen’s now-viral tweet from May. “If a movie was ever made about your husband’s life, like Johnny Cash’s in Walk the Line, who do you think could play you and Justin?” one Reddit user asked.

“Oh, that’s a no-brainer,” she replied with a link to Rogen’s tweet.

Another inquisitive participant asked the actress when she was ready to have a child. “Honestly, I didn’t grow up dreaming about having kids and having a family,” Biel replied. “I was so focused on my career and so focused on my selfish existence, haha, but I think meeting my husband inspired me. One day I just woke up and knew it’s what I wanted to do and it’s been the hardest, greatest thing ever and I wouldn’t give it up for the world.”

During her AMA, Biel shared one particularly profound takeaway from starring in feel-good ‘90s series, 7th Heaven. My favorite lesson? To be around and supported by a tight knit family was such a gift and that feeling carried from onscreen to offscreen” she shared. “I’m very grateful for people in my life who have been with me through the bad and good and it’s easy to forget about this when you’re young and your friends are ignoring you. But it was such a wonderful experience and I’m still very close with them to this day.”

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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.