BRITNEY Spears was “hypnotized” when the love of her life Justin Timberlake appeared on TV, her ex-boyfriend Adnan Ghalib has revealed.
Last week it emerged that the Gimme More star, 41, had an abortion with her ex Justin in 2000 when the couple was 19.
The shocking revelation came ahead of the release of her memoir The Woman in Me, out today.
In the book, Britney also admits for the first time ever that she cheated on Justin with choreographer Wade Robson.
She claims they made out during a wild night out at a Spanish bar, but only after she found out Justin had been sleeping behind her back.
Rumors have been circulating for years that Britney split from Justin in 2002 after dating Wade.
Security consultant Adnan, 50, dated Britney in the months before she was admitted to a psychiatric conservatory run by her father Jamie in 2008.
Speaking exclusively to The US Sun, he explained that Justin, 42, was the only former flame Britney had ever spoken to him about and that she had never mentioned her children’s father, Kevin Federline.
Adnan, who is originally from Birmingham, England, but currently lives in California, said: “We have never spoken in detail about any relationship she had before me.
“If there was a time when she ever accidentally – and I use that word selectively – mentioned someone in front of me, it was always just Justin.
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“So there was an exclusivity that made me realize there was something deeper or unresolved in this relationship.
“Because if you have five relationships but only mention one in each case, then you have to ask yourself why.
“I never pushed for anything in their relationship, but there were times when she mentioned him and only him.
“She never talked about Kevin, even when it came to picking up the kids, dropping them home late or whatever.
“She never talked like he existed. She only ever mentioned Justin.”
“STOP AND STARE”
In the new memoir, it’s clear that the decision to abort Justin’s baby still haunts Britney.
The couple dated on Disney’s “Mickey Mouse Club” from 1999 to 2002.
After the separation, Britney had her sons Sean Preston in 2005 and Jayden James in 2006 with her second husband Federline.
Meanwhile, Can’t Stop the Feeling singer Justin married The Illusionist actress Jessica Biel, 41, and the couple share sons Silas, eight, and Phineas, three.
A source told the US Sun last week that Britney’s revelations in the memoir will have left Justin and his family in turmoil.
Recalling a revealing moment during their date that made it clear how much Justin still cared about Britney, Adnan explained: “I saw her spot the TV where a program that was playing on mute had pictures of him and her on showed on the red carpet at an event
“I just remember her stopping and staring at the TV.
“She didn’t want to know what was being said, but it fascinated her, like it was just something she had to see.
“And I refrained from asking anything out of respect.”
Adnan told US Sun last week that Britney never mentioned her abortion when she went out with Justin.
He also said that she once thought she was pregnant with Adnan’s baby, but her “heart sank” when the test came back negative.
Now he says he feels like the conversations they had about family were related to her relationship with Justin.
Adnan explained: “Today she asked me questions that made more sense – like the new man was asking her to answer questions to understand the relationship she had with Justin.
“She once asked me if I would have had children with anyone if I had been in my 20s.
“I said when you have kids there is no schedule, there is no right or wrong time.
“I think she subtly asked me if it was right for him not to have children at the time.”
Britney talks about her relationship with Adnan in her new memoir, but never mentions him by name.
She explains that he had previously worked as a paparazzi photographer, but she liked him because he was “chivalrous and helped me out when the others got too aggressive.”
The book reveals how their relationship came to an abrupt end at the start of the conservatorship period, which lasted until November 2021.
Adnan added that it was clear at the time that Britney viewed her relationship with Justin through rose-colored glasses.
He explained: “Britney looked back on that time with nostalgia.
“Your first love is your first love. As an adult, you look back and think about what could have been, aside from the failures, and Justin was special.
“Maybe she missed parts of herself in that relationship when they were young and had so much fun.
“He’s been very successful and from what people say, Justin is a great guy.
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“In Britney’s eyes, there seemed to be a purity about him and their relationship.
“Justin never said anything bad about Britney and he seemed to respect the privacy of this relationship.”