After months of media speculation and “is she or isn’t she” social media debates, Justin Timberlake took to Instagram today to confirm that he and his wife Jessica Biel are expecting their first child.
According to People, Justin shared the adorable picture while thanking everyone for their birthday wishes. Justin captioned the photo:
“Thank you EVERYONE for the Bday wishes! This year, I’m getting the GREATEST GIFT EVER. CAN’T WAIT”
Timberlake was celebrating his 34th birthday on Saturday.
Rumors began to surface a couple of months ago regarding the pregnancy, but both Timberlake and Biel have remained fairly quiet on the subject despite multiple photos of Biel seemingly sporting a baby bump.
Some of the speculation has been that the couple have been expecting a girl however, Timberlake seemed to deny any knowledge of the gender with hashtags on his Instagram photo stating:
“#BoyOrGirl #YouNeverKnow #WeDontEvenKnow #WeAreTakingBets”
Last month, former *NSYNC bandmate, Joey Fatone, fueled speculation when he let the news slip during an interview with Intouch stating, “He (Timberlake) told me a while ago and I kept my mouth shut but now I can talk about it!”
Justin Timberlake broke into stardom as a child appearing on Star Search and The All New Mickey Mouse Club.
The multi-talented Timberlake rose to the top of the charts as part of the of boy band *NSYNC before eventually breaking out for a highly successful solo career.
Justin just wrapped up his blockbuster 20/20 Tour earlier this month in Las Vegas. The conclusion of the worldwide, whirlwind tour seems to be the perfect time to pause and delve into parenting.
Besides being known for his ability to sing and dance, Timberlake is also an accomplished actor having starred in several critically-acclaimed roles including Alpha Dog and The Social Network, among others.
He is quite possibly one of the favored guest hosts of all time for the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live having appeared in thirteen episodes.
Jessica Biel is best known for her role as Mary Camden on the television show 7th Heaven. She has gone on to star in several movies including I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry and the 2012 reboot of Total Recall. She most recently guest starred on the television show New Girl.
Timberlake had previously been romantically linked to singer Britney Spears and actress Cameron Diaz. He and Biel began dating in 2007 before finally tying the knot in October of 2012.
This will the first child for both.