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Justin Timberlake And Britney Spears Want To Collaborate With Each Other

We’re not freaking out; you’re freaking out

Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears broke up more than 14 years ago, but there still might be some hope of a musical reunion for the iconic early-aughts couple.

Long after their storied relationship came to a rocky end, Britney mysteriously name-dropped her ex during a fan Q&A where she was asked to list the producers she’d still like to work with. She name-dropped Aerosmith and Gwen Stefani, then, just to keep things interesting, she added one more name to the list: “Justin Timberlake is very good,” she said.

Tuesday night (September 13), E! News asked JT if he’d ever consider working with Britney on a song. He hadn’t watched her Q&A, so he was a little taken aback by the question, but that didn’t stop him from getting excited about the prospect of a collaboration.

“Sure! Absolutely,” Justin said.

That’s not the only video getting fans excited about a possible reunion. Back in May, Justin did an interview at Cannes alongside Anna Kendrick in anticipation of the Trolls movie. At one point, the interviewer used the word “pinky” — a.k.a. Justin’s old nickname for Britney — and suddenly, his face fell.

It’s like someone told him his dog died. That is not the face of a happy dude.

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Is Justin still in love with Britney the way fans want to believe? He’s married with a baby (and he tends to have some trouble controlling his facial expressions), so probably not. But that doesn’t entirely rule out the chance that the former couple might make a song together and finally bury that old, old hatchet.

In the meantime, can someone please put “The Sound of Silence” over that video of Justin’s inner turmoil?