Mandy Moore and Justin Timberlake rock "Abercrombie t-shirts and bucket hats" in the throwback photo

By Brianne Tracy
March 31, 2017 11:15 AM
Credit: Source: Mandy Moore/Instagram

Mandy Moore and Justin Timberlake may be all grown up, but there was a time when the two ruled the tween pop world.

The This Is Us actress took to Instagram Thursday to relive those days with a fun throwback photo posing with Timberlake, now 36, from the time she went on tour with *NSYNC at the turn of the millennium.

“Summer of 1999. Abercrombie tshirts and bucket hats. Opening for this guy and his band. Look at my nervous smile! #tbt #memories,” Moore, 32, captioned the post.

“There was a flood at my parents house and it forced them to go through everything and figure out what to keep and what to toss. It also meant that I inherited a TON of old photos from my childhood (so be prepared for more tbts and fbfs), including this gem. Guys, there was once a minivan with my silly face plastered on the side to promote my first single, ‘Candy,'” she wrote alongside a photo of her from the same summer.

“This was most certainly taken while on the road, opening up for *NSYNC on their amphitheater tour in the summer of ’99 (and by open I mean we were on a tiny, rickety side stage performing for folks as they walked through the gates, not on the main stage).”

During an appearance on The Late Late Show in November, Moore told host James Corden that she had always been a fan of Timberlake—but one of her few interactions with him didn’t go as well as hoped.

“I was freaking out that Justin Timberlake was there, and he was like, ‘You have big feet for a girl,’” said Moore. “I’m sure he doesn’t remember this at all. But I was so impressionable and I thought the world of him. He was on a pedestal. I mean, 16 years later, it’s stuck with me.”

Though Moore has come a long way in terms of her style since the ’90s, she recently sat down with PEOPLE Now to talk about the other “questionable” fashion choices she made in that era.

“I started when I was 15,” she said about her early outfit picks. “I had no idea who I was or what I was doing.”

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Moore admitted to styling herself in the music video for her hit “Candy.”

“I give myself a bit of a pass, but there’s like leather pants with fringe on them. In the ‘Candy’ video, I decided it was really cool to tie a leather ribbon around… that was my choice,” she said. “There were some really questionable choices.”