Alyssa Farah Griffin has Justin Timberlake’s sexyback.
“The View” co-host defended the “Cry Me A River” crooner against Britney Spears’ now-famous shock claim in her book “The Woman in Me” — that he got her pregnant in the early 2000s and the pair decided to proceed with an abortion, as Timberlake allegedly did not want to be a father.
“That one was a gut punch when I read it, but think of the pressure that these two young icons at that time were under,” Griffin told the show’s executive producer Brian Teta Tuesday on the “Behind the Table” podcast.
Spears and Timberlake dated from 1999 to 2002. The former boy-bander allegedly cheated on the “Toxic” songstress with “another celebrity,” while Spears revealed in her book that she cheated on Timberlake with choreographer Wade Robson.
Griffin continued on the podcast, “I think it exposes like a human side of a story that, in retrospect, that totally makes sense that they went through all of those struggles. The challenge that it presents is a tough topic to talk about in the context of reproductive health. I do feel strongly that both people, both parents, have a say in what happens with the child.”
“It was heartbreaking to hear her kind of say she might have done something different if not for what he wanted. But I do hope for her, talking about it was helpful and now you see how important having kids was to her. She’s got her kids, she had talked about wanting to have more. I could dissect how Britney was treated for hours,” the superfan went on.
She finished: “The pressures of being hypersexualized with then having to pretend you’re a virgin… like they both, in different ways, went through hell and I’m gonna try to give them both a little grace in it.”
Spears went on to have two sons with ex-husband Kevin Federline — Sean Preston, 18, and Jayden, 17.
Although the pop star has not seen her sons in nearly two years, she dedicated “The Woman in Me” to the pair, calling them “the loves of my life.”
Carol Dennis is an entertainment aficionado with an eye for all things pop culture. She dives into the glitz and glamour of the entertainment industry, from movie premieres to music festivals. Carol’s passion for storytelling extends beyond her reporting, as she’s an aspiring screenwriter in her free time.