Dad-To-Be Justin Timberlake Gets A Baby Gift From Ex-Squeeze, Britney Spears

English novelist Jane Austen passed away nearly two centuries before Justin Timberlake made a conscious decision to bring back the proverbial “sexy.” But to read a noteworthy passage from her novel Northanger Abbey—”Friendship is really the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love,” one could easily conclude that Austen had somehow peered into the future and gathered a smidgen of inspiration from the present-day exploits of the pop icon and his former best girl, Britney Spears.

OK! Magazine reports that Justin’s ex-girlfriend Britney recently sent a baby gift to Timberlake and his wife, Jessica Biel, who are currently expecting their first child. The parcel reportedly included cashmere blankets, books, oils and candles as well as a handwritten note from Ms. Spears. A source told OK! that Timberlake and Biel were “blown away” by the gesture.

There’s no second-guessing Britney’s good intentions these days. As recently reported by Inquisitr, Spears recently participated in a lengthy, far-reaching interview with People in which she explained that she’s in a good place with regard to the current course of her life and career. The mother of two boys even said she may marry again one day and that she’d love to add a baby girl to her family at some point.

For Justin Timberlake’s part, he’s driving pretty hard to the hoop as parenthood draws ever closer. E! Online reports that his baby—whose gender has not been disclosed by Biel and Timberlake to date—is due sometime within the next few weeks.

Gushing at the thought of his imminent daddy duties, Timberlake spoke candidly about his forthcoming life changes at the recent iHeartRadio awards show. Billboard quoted the singer in an online article about the ceremony.

“You can’t have innovation without creation,” Timberlake said as he accepted iHeartRadio’s Innovator Award. “I want to thank my best friend, my favorite collaborator, my wife Jessica at home. Honey I can’t wait to see our greatest creation yet. Don’t worry, daddy’s heading home right now to innovate by learning how to change a poopy diaper and get my swaddle on.”

It might be hard to imagine Timberlake in such a decidedly domestic role. After all, he’s rocked out with the likes of Madonna, Dr. Dre, and T.I. He even has a raunchy, recurring bit on Saturday Night Live that’s always sure to garner a bawdy guffaw or two. But like his fellow superstar Ricky Martin, J.T. seems to believe that fatherhood suits him well. Indeed, while the life of a successful pop singer brings with it the adoration and accolades of a legion of admirers, for prospective dad Justin Timberlake the most important audience of his life will arrive before long. Moreover, through the experience of fatherhood, he’s guaranteed a new number-one fan who will never be swayed by critics, reviews, or record sales.

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