Entertainment Music Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel's Relationship Timeline The couple first became romantically linked in 2007, and they welcomed their son Silas in 2015 following their 2012 wedding By Benjamin VanHoose Benjamin VanHoose Twitter Benjamin VanHoose is an Associate Editor on the Movies team at PEOPLE. He's worked at PEOPLE for over three years as a writer and reporter across our Entertainment, Lifestyle and News teams, covering everything from the Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard trial to the Oscars. He regularly covers red carpet events and has interviewed stars like Drew Barrymore, Ryan Reynolds and Kirsten Dunst. He previously worked as a copy editor at Topix Media Lab. People Editorial Guidelines Updated on November 16, 2022 10:04 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel have quite the storied relationship. The "Say Something" singer and the Candy actress were first romantically linked in 2007. Despite a brief split in 2011, the couple tied the knot in 2012 and have been going strong ever since. "It's like, once you find that person, it's like a baptism, where you're like, 'I can't go back,' you know what I mean?" Timberlake said in October 2019 of finding "the one" in Biel. From welcoming two songs to putting cheating rumors to rest, here's a look at the ups and downs of Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel's relationship. Justin Timberlake Apologizes to Wife Jessica Biel After 'Strong Lapse in Judgment' January 25, 2007: Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel are spotted snowboarding together Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel. Swan Gallet/WWD/Shutterstock Following his breakup with Cameron Diaz, Timberlake was spotted flirting with Biel while snowboarding with a group of friends in Park City, Utah. The 26-year-old Timberlake was only "trying to have a good time," a source told PEOPLE at the time, as Biel was coming off a split from baseball pro Derek Jeter. Biel, then 24, reportedly referred to Timberlake as "so cute" on the outing. Said a source at the time: "He is in no way looking to be in a relationship. He's single and he's happy." May 2007: Justin Timberlake reveals he's 'in love' with Jessica Biel Timberlake was "in love" with Biel, a source close to the singer told PEOPLE at the time: "He wants to be with her all the time. He's ready to be serious." December 9, 2008: Jessica Biel refers to Justin Timberlake as a 'sparkly present' As British GQ's cover star, Biel referred to her top-secret relationship with Timberlake as her "one sparkly present" that Christmas — and one she didn't "want to open in front of strangers." "It's the one part of my life that is my own and not for anyone else," she said at the time. September 2009: Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel squash breakup rumors With rumors of an impending end to their two-year coupling, an insider assured PEOPLE that Timberlake and Biel were still going strong. "They're together," the source said at the time. "They're not breaking up. Any time they spend time apart it's because they're working." The pair was enduring a rough patch, however, as the source claimed they were reassessing their partnership: "Things have been a bit up in the air recently. They've been spending more time apart — more time with each of their friends, and they've been reevaluating [their relationship]." March 10, 2011: Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel confirm split Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake, May 2010. The two decided to end their relationship, but there were "no hard feelings," a source told PEOPLE. "It was completely mutual and they both decided it was time to move on." Reps for the couple released a statement, confirming the split: "Addressing the media speculation regarding Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake's relationship, we are confirming that they mutually have decided to part ways. The two remain friends and continue to hold the highest level of love and respect for each other." Speculation at the time believed the split involved Timberlake's Friends With Benefits costar Mila Kunis, however, a source said the actress had "nothing to do with" the decision. "No one came between them," the insider said. "They decided their relationship ran its course and it was time to move on." November 3, 2011: Jessica Biel hints at reunion with Justin Timberlake In an interview with Elle magazine, Biel played it coy about a possible reunion with Timberlake, months after their split. "A girl doesn't kiss and tell," she said. The pair were spotted grabbing brunch together in Toronto that August, as a source said, "They always remained friendly after the split and spent time together." December 2011: Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel get engaged Kevin Mazur/VF11/WireImage Timberlake proposed to Biel on their annual vacation to Montana. "We were in Montana on a piece of property that we owned at the time," Biel recalled on The Late Late Show years later. "We had snowboarded all day. It was in the middle of the winter. Waist-high snow. We were [in] head-to-toe snowboarding outfits — hats, gloves, everything." Biel continued, "And we go up to the property to just check out how the foundation is looking. And all of a sudden, he gets down onto his knees and just sinks into the snow." "She is the single-handedly most significant person in my life," Timberlake told Vanity Fair earlier that year. "In my 30 years, she is the most special person, okay? I don't want to say much more, because I have to protect things that are dear to me — for instance, her." Speaking to InStyle in the summer of 2012, Biel said she "didn't have a say" in the engagement ring, but conceded that Timberlake "has better taste" anyway. October 19, 2012: Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel get married The couple tied the know at a hush-hush wedding in southern Italy. "I had a little bit of butterflies," the bride told PEOPLE about the ceremony at the time. "I was about to stand up in front of my friends and family and bare my soul for the person I love. It was terribly emotional." In the months leading up to the nuptials, Biel said she didn't expect married life to change her. "For me, getting married doesn't mean we should limit ourselves to some pre-defined idea," she told French outlet Gala. "Rather, it's an opportunity to explore new things in life." April 11, 2015: Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel welcome first child Michael Simon/Startraksphoto.com A few years after they became Mr. and Mrs., the two became proud parents when they welcomed son Silas Randall Timberlake. Reps confirmed the birth to PEOPLE, describing Timberlake as "ecstatic" about the new addition to the family. Silas was the middle name of Timberlake's maternal grandfather Bill Bomar, who died in 2012, while Randall is the musician's own middle name, as well as his father's first. April 10, 2018: Jessica Biel opens up about marriage to Justin Timberlake After almost six years of marriage, the couple was still going strong — and Biel offered the secret ingredient to maintaining such a strengthened relationship. "Communication, communication, communication," she told PEOPLE of her mantra when it comes to keeping their partnership healthy. "The ability to be really honest about how you're feeling and what your needs are. Just be able to communicate really honestly with your partner. That's worked for us so far," she added. "I would never want to speak on anyone else's relationship, but that's what we do." November 23, 2019: Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel address cheating rumors Jamie McCarthy/FilmMagic; Emma McIntyre/E! Entertainment/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images Timberlake sparked controversy when he was seen holding hands with Alisha Wainwright, his costar in the upcoming film Palmer. During an outing with a group of friends, Wainwright, 30, rested her hand on his knee and the two appeared to hold hands, in footage posted by The Sun. According to a rep for Wainwright, "There is no validity to this speculation. They are currently working on a project together. Members of the cast and crew were all together." A source told PEOPLE the interaction was "completely innocent." Shortly after the hand-holding made headlines, Timberlake, 38, offered an explanation on Instagram, apologizing to Biel, 37, directly. "A few weeks ago I displayed a strong lapse in judgment — but let me be clear — nothing happened between me and my costar. I drank way too much that night and I regret my behavior. I should have known better," he wrote. "This is not the example I want to set for my son," Timberlake added. "I apologize to my amazing wife and family for putting them through such an embarrassing situation, and I am focused on being the best husband and father I can be." January 2021: Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel welcome their second child together Timberlake announced the arrival of the couple's second child, Phineas, during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Later, in June 2021, Biel elaborated on having a baby during the pandemic on Dax Shepard's Armchair Expert podcast. "I had, like, a secret COVID baby," Biel shared. "It wasn't like it was supposed to be a secret. It was just COVID happened, and then I went to Montana with my family and never left." October 6, 2021: Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel list Hollywood home Marc Piasecki/WireImage With their residence in Montana becoming a more permanent dwelling for their family, Biel and Timberlake listed their Hollywood Hills home for $35 million. They're rarely in L.A. and are happy to live in Montana," a source told PEOPLE. "They also still have a place on the East Coast." March 4, 2022: Justin Timberlake celebrates Jessica Biel on her 40th birthday Jessica Biel Instagram Timberlake posted a snapshot of himself and Biel on Instagram for her 40th birthday, captioning it "MOOD: 40 AF 🎂❤️." He then wrote on his Story, "Whether it's laid up on a couch, kicking my ass at the gym or, dressing up at ridiculous costume parties... you make it all look good. I love you and I celebrate you every day." Biel revealed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that Timberlake hosted a massive 40th birthday bash in her honor where he played covers of their most meaningful songs. "... I mean, who do I want to see on my birthday? It's him and his band," Biel told DeGeneres. "He's just my favorite." May 5, 2022: Jessica Biel reveals that Justin Timberlake performed at her 40th birthday bash During an appearance on The Ellen Degeneres Show, Biel revealed that Timberlake surprised her with a 40th birthday — and served as the evening's entertainment. "He threw me such an amazing, amazing party," Biel told Ellen. "And he flew his band in and he performed for me. Look, I will go head-to-head with everybody, but I'm his No. 1 fan. And I mean, who do I want to see on my birthday? It's him and his band. He's my favorite." The 7th Heaven star went on to explain that Timberlake performed cover songs that made up their time together. "Everything from Feist to Radio Head to Donny Hathaway ... it just goes on and on," she said. May 12, 2022: Justin Timberlake makes a cameo on Jessica Biel's show Candy Biel plays a 1980s housewife with a dark side in Hulu's Candy. During episode four of the series, Timberlake makes a guest appearance. Biel says he volunteered to portray Deputy Steve Deffibaugh after reading the show's script. "He said, 'Oh, who's playing this character?' I said, 'Oh, I don't know, probably somebody local. We don't have any money left,'" Biel told Entertainment Tonight. "And he goes, 'I want to play it.'" October 8, 2022: Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake attend charity gala in Los Angeles The couple attended the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles (CHLA) Gala — and they were dressed to the nines. Biel stunned in a black gown from the Giambattista Valli fall/winter 2022 couture collection, which featured black feathers, crystal beading and bow embellishments. Meanwhile, the pop star, who also served as the evening's performer, looked dapper in a black tux and bow tie. "Last night all dressed up to support a cause close to our hearts ❤️," Biel wrote on Instagram. "So special having my brother with us - his daughter had a life-saving heart surgery at CHLA and we are so grateful and proud to be part of this community. Shout out to little Zamboni! Thanks to everyone who came out 🙏🏻." October 19, 2022: Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake celebrate 10 years of marriage Biel and Timberlake celebrated a decade of marriage in October 2022, both sharing sweet posts on Instagram to commemorate the milestone. The singer shared a number of memories from throughout their relationship, including a video of the couple recreating the iconic spaghetti scene from Lady and the Tramp. "10 years ain't enough!" he captioned the post. "You make me a better husband and father every day! I love you so much you beautiful human! Run it back!" For her part, Biel captioned a carousel of images, "Being married to you is the adventure of a lifetime! Run it back, baby. RUN IT BACK. I love you." Biel's post included an image of her wearing a white gown covered by a robe — which she revealed was taken before a vow renewal ceremony when she reposted the photo on her Instagram Story. "From our wedding vow renewal this summer — in Italy where it all went down (and in @giambattistavalliparis again!) 🤍," she wrote with the snap, referencing her Giambattista Valli Haute Couture two-piece ensemble. Her gown served as a sweet nod to her 2012 wedding to Timberlake, as Valli also served as the designer for Biel's wedding dress. November 15, 2022: Jessica Biel says vow renewal with Justin Timberlake was "so moving" and "really nice" During an appearance on Today, Biel dished about her vow renewal in Italy with Timberlake. She shared that the couple enjoyed a "very intimate" ceremony with a "couple of friends" to celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary. "We almost canceled it," Biel said. "We thought, 'This is silly, are we going to feel goofy doing this?' And actually, it was so moving. I felt like, 'Wow, we're going to keep doing this. Look at us!' It felt really nice." The 7th Heaven star went on to talk about marriage after a decade. "It feels so, I don't know, a combination of incredibly safe and just deep understanding of another person," she said.