Before his marriage, Justin Timberlake was one of the most eligible bachelors in Hollywood. Entering the stage with the group NYSYNC, then continuing his solo musical career with hits like “Bringing Sexy Back”, via Biography.

Fans dreamed of dating the idol and were extremely curious to know who the singer was dating. Us Weekly reported that her dating repertoire included several celebrities like Fergie, Cameron Diaz, and the most famous pop singer Britney Spears. It was not until 2007 that the singer met the love of his life, the actress, Jessica Biel. The couple separated in 2011 but knew they were meant for each other and married a year later. While Timberlake has been connected to several women in Hollywood, one relationship in particular has gotten people very curious. It was her alleged romance with Marvel actor Scarlet Johansson.

Much like Timberlake, Johansson has been with a few famous stars. From Jared Leto to Ryan Reynolds, the actor has had some PR, via PopSugar. Until Johansson and “Saturday Night Live” comedian Colin Jost hit it off in 2017 and eventually married in 2020. Page Six reports that Johansson opened up about her husband while hosting SNL in 2019 She shared, “I just want to say this place means so much to me, I have so many friends here – and I met the love of my life. Both Timberlake and Johansson appear to be married now, but before they got married, the couple reportedly hit it off.

Scarlett Johansson starred in Justin Timberlake’s steamy music video

Justin Timberlake and Scarlet Johansson in the clip

 Justin Timberlake’s music surrounds the idea of ​​love and the expression of that love to someone. When Timberlake steps in front of the camera for music videos, he becomes a suave and confident man. He’ll sing, dance, and even hook up with an on-screen love interest in some music videos. Most on-screen romances are random actresses, but when Scarlett Johansson starred in one of her music videos, it piqued people’s interest.

Johansson starred in the 2009 music video for Timberlake’s song “What Goes Around…Comes Around.” The sultry clip had Timberlake and Johansson kissing and cuddling in very romantic scenes. Johansson’s character played a love interest who went wrong in the end when she cheated. Both stars, however, acted so well that people wondered if it was fake, via CBS News.

When the video was released, Timberlake was coming off a very public breakup with another famous actor, Cameron Diaz. Johansson’s close relationship with Timberlake may have been the reason Diaz and the singer called it quits, per Fox News. A source close to Timberlake shared, “Cameron was very jealous of Scarlett… She couldn’t believe he went behind her back to put her in the video. It was reported that Johansson had a crush on Timberlake and because of this, Diaz always felt “threatened by her.” The three celebrities were in a love triangle that only ended badly for Diaz.

Scarlett Johansson denied they were ever together

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 While rumors swirled about Justin Timberlake and Scarlett Johansson, the two never publicly said they were a couple. Instead, they kept everything they had private.

In 2007, CBS News reported that Johansson and Timberlake befriended at a Super Bowl party. A source shared, “They were talking, dancing, holding hands all night — it was very cozy. The two had ties to each other, so much so that when Timberlake briefly split from his current wife, Jessica Biel, in 2011, he returned to Johansson, per US Weekly. The outlet reported that the two were partying in New York and only focused on each other. The source shared, “Other guys were trying to talk to Scarlet, but she was only focusing on Justin. Timberlake would even have returned to Johansson.

Despite the multiple occasions when they have been spotted together, the couple has always denied the rumors. Johansson even opened up about the alleged relationship during a 2007 interview, via People. She shared, “We have a lot of friends in common, and Justin is in love, and it’s always good to see him, but there’s a lot of speculation, and I try not to read that stuff. Johansson went on to share that since the pair were single at the time, that only fueled the rumors even more. Johansson and Timberlake had a relationship, be it a friendship or more, they respected each other.