Britney SpearsThe bombshell memoir is still a few days away, but the impending release hasn’t stopped excerpts from the book from making headlines and spawning unexpected revelations, most recently her accusation Justin Timberlake that they cheated on her with two separate women during their relationship.
Although her memoir mentions that Justin cheated on her, she does not confirm the names of the celebrities who were with him at the time, only stating that one of them is now married with children. Spears not spelling their names only helped bring to light the many rumors surrounding Justin in 2002. While All Saints star Nicole Appleton is believed to be one of the celebrities mentioned in the memoir, an archived Star magazine article consistent with the timeline of said affairs is named “Tonya Mitchell” a big question mark.
Who is Tonya Mitchell?
Tonya Mitchell is a former pop singer who was active from 1999 to 2002. As shared by Reverb NationMitchell was passionate about singing from a young age and performed with her father, Cowboy Louie, who worked as a magician. However, her real breakthrough came when Justin Timberlake’s grandfather, Bill Bomar, heard her singing in 1998 and, through his daughter’s new management company, Just In Time Management, offered to give her the career she deserved, bragging about it as well Grandson is a successful singer.
Tonya soon contacted the company and immediately signed a record deal with Universal Records. In 2001 she released her first album, I represent. For a while she was doing exceptionally well. Her hit single “Broken Promises” reached No. 38 on the Billboard pop charts, she went on a radio tour and was the opening act for the NSYNC Pop Odyssey stadium tour.
“It didn’t seem to be getting any better. I was on top of the world! I remember Father’s Day 2001. My father accompanied me on tour and I wished him a happy Father’s Day in front of all these people. I will never forget the proud look on his face as he stood and waved. Everything we had worked so hard for was actually happening, and he was here, seeing it and sharing this moment with me!”
But after her father’s death, things went downhill for Tonya as Universal terminated her contract and the management company also cut ties with her. The successive setbacks caused her to take a break from singing. Although she tried to revive her career a few years later, the industry was clearly no longer willing to welcome her with open arms.
Did Justin Timberlake really cheat on Britney Spears with Tonya Mitchell?
As mentioned above, while Spears hasn’t revealed the names of the people Timberlake cheated on her with, many did the math and discovered a two-decade-old magazine article star Das reported that Britney reportedly “absolutely freaked out” after allegedly finding Tonya with Timberlake.
“Britney and Justin ended up having a huge argument over Tonya and things weren’t the same between them after that.”
While social media is abuzz with speculation about whether Tonya Mitchell actually played a role in Spears and Timberlake’s split, the only thing the “Womanizer” singer confirmed without a doubt in her memoir is: The woman in me, is that it was friends with benefits The star’s infidelity led her to cheat on him with dancer Wade Robson.
Where is Tonya Mitchell now?
Not much is known about Mitchell’s current whereabouts, except that she married car salesman Jason Essary in 2002 and has a child with him IMDb.