Justin Timberlake was tearin’ up Rachel Bilson’s heart in the early 2000s.
The O.C. alum, 42, exposed through the Monday, September 25, episode of her “Wide Ideas With Rachel Bilson” podcast that she and Timberlake, 42, the moment sparked a flirtation at a get together just before cohost Olivia Allen ruined their second.
“In our working day [Justin Timberlake] was extremely huge, proper? Like, the greatest. Sorry, no disrespect — he’s nonetheless pretty large. We had been all at a occasion, or one thing, and he was there and I was so obsessed with him,” she commenced, before stopping shorter to say, “I cannot explain to this tale.”
Allen, nevertheless, continued for her, recalling how she blew her friend’s massive instant.
“We were being kicking it with him. We were generating buddies with him. [Rachel] went up to him, naturally, or he came to [Rachel],” she claimed. “I obtained drunk and ashamed myself a little due to the fact he was seeking to flirt with Rachel. This is the truth. You want the fact. I was drunk and I [sat] in in between them. … I was just drunk and desired to continue to keep talking to him.”
While Bilson was hesitant to develop on the story herself, she emphasized how awkward Allen’s shift was. “There was no area. Olivia planted herself [between us], squeezed herself [between us],” she quipped.
Allen admitted she soured the night time with her tipsy steps — Bilson claimed her pal “battled” Timberlake all night time prolonged — but pointed out that the ‘NSync singer was “great” and took it all in jest. “He referred to as me the enemy. The upcoming time I observed him he was like, ‘What’s up, enemy?’”
“He wasn’t mad at me. You could have been,” she joked to Bilson.
The twosome were being seemingly in no way intended to be. Timberlake married Jessica Biel in 2012 and the pair welcomed sons Silas and Phineas in 2015 and 2020, respectively. Bilson, meanwhile, shares daughter Briar Rose, 8, with ex-fiancé Hayden Christensen. The twosome were being with each other for virtually a 10 years just before contacting it quits in 2017.
In the latest yrs, Bilson has develop into recognized for talking candidly on subject areas like sexual intercourse and associations. Her hesitancy to consider a walk down Timberlake lane, nonetheless, might stem from shedding a work earlier this 12 months in excess of opinions she manufactured about seeking to be “manhandled” by her sex lover.
“This is the initial time it is ever happened to me in my professional lifetime that I missing a career this 7 days because of things that were being mentioned,” Bilson exposed for the duration of a May possibly episode of her “Broad Ideas” podcast. “A career acquired taken away from me since I was talking candidly and openly about intercourse in a humorous way on our friend’s podcast.”
Bilson described that she was not just in talks for the gig but experienced now been hired. The gig was then pulled from her “because I was speaking overtly about intercourse.” She mentioned that she was “baffled” by the choice to fire her around “being candid and straightforward and the matter was sex” in “this working day and age” — and the incident now has her reconsidering what she states.
“I didn’t even have a opportunity to protect myself,” Bilson continued. “I’m a solitary mother — like, I want these work opportunities. Every little thing counts. I offer a great deal for my relatives and my daughter. Irrespective of something else, it all matters. I’m annoyed, and it will make me want to shut up,” Bilson declared. “I come to feel shamed by this company.”