For the first time since November of 2013, all five members of the ’90s boy band ‘NSYNC reunited on Monday night to celebrate band member JC Chasez’s 40th birthday. The ‘NSYNC reunion happened at one of the most popular night spots in Los Angeles, The Nice Guy, and Justin Timberlake shared a picture of the guys celebrating to Instagram.
‘NSYNC broke up in 2002, but the guys have seemingly remained extremely tight. Unfortunately, due to their careers, it’s become rare for the guys from ‘NSYNC to get together for such a reunion. They were supposed to all be together in February at the 40th anniversary of SNL, but inclement weather kept that ‘NSYNC reunion from happening.
PEOPLE reported that the guys seemed to have a great time together last night and that even Justin’s wife Jessica Biel joined the crew at The Nice Guy.
“The guys spent the entire night together. They all sat in a group and just reunited, relived and had such a ball. They were laughing and smiling all night long,” an onlooker told the magazine.
— Chris Kirkpatrick (@IamCKirkpatrick) August 8, 2016
“Jessica and Justin were really cute together. They were arm-in-arm at times, but she let him have his time with his ‘NSYNC crew and let JC have the spotlight on his birthday.”
E! News added that music producer Dallas Austin, actor Chace Crawford, 5 Seconds of Summer singer Luke Hemmings, reality star Brody Jenner, screenwriter Simon Kinberg, choreographer Spencer Liff, actress Tara Reid, and director Bryan Singer were all in attendance for the bash.
“The entire party was casual,” a source told E! News. “The restaurant was rented out for JC’s birthday. JC’s manager, Eric Podwall, gave the first toast, followed by Justin giving a toast with Joey, Lance and Chris standing next to him while he spoke.” After Timberlake was through with his speech, everyone sang “Happy Birthday” to Chasez as the 40-year-old blew out his candles.
The last time the five guys from ‘NSYNC reunited was back in November 2013 at the wedding of Chris Kirkpatrick and his wife, Karly. That was only a few months following the band’s performance at the 2013 VMA Awards where ‘NSYNC got together on stage to celebrate Timberlake’s Video Vanguard Award.
Could this most recent reunion mean that we are about to be blessed with an ‘NSYNC reunion tour? The New Kids On The Block, Backstreet Boys, and 98 Degrees have all reunited over recent years, but for whatever reason, ‘NSYNC has yet to do such a thing much to the chagrin of their fans.
Back in 2014, The Huffington Post posed the question to ‘NSYNC band member Joey Fatone, and while he didn’t say yes, he also didn’t completely shut the door on the idea either.
“I don’t know whether or not something will ever happen again, but again, you always say ‘never say never.'”
— B96 (@B96Chicago) June 30, 2016
The Los Angeles Times did point out that ‘NSYNC is scheduled to receive a star on the Walk of Fame sometime in 2017 so that would make for a perfect time for some type of reunion performance. If not then, then possibly in 2020 when the band would be celebrating 25 years since they got together in 1995.
Either way, millennials will continue to clamor for an ‘NSYNC reunion until one actually happens. Hopefully, they can figure out a way to do it sooner rather than later in order to accommodate all of their crazed fans throughout the world.
[Photo via Justin Timberlake/Instagram]