HE'S SILAS' NO.1 FAN
“It is the most insanely amazing, most beautiful, unbelievable thing that can ever happen to you,” Timberlake told Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show of raising 5-month-old son Silas with wife Jessica Biel. The singer showed off three different photos on the show (two of which are pictured here) depicting the new parents clocking in some bonding time with their little guy.
HE'LL INSTILL HIS SON WITH THE RIGHT VALUES
Timberlake deeply understands the importance of indoctrinating your children while they’re young. The proud papa dresses up his newborn in Memphis Grizzlies gear for this Instagram shot of Silas yawning in his mom’s arms. “The Timberlakes are ready!!! GO GRIZZ! #GritNGrind #Playoffs #BabyGrizzROAR,” Dad captioned the photo.a
HE'S AN A-PLUS HUSBAND
Justin Timberlake is about as supportive as it gets in the husband department. Before welcoming son Silas Randall, he flew down to New Orleans to visit then-pregnant wife, Jessica Biel, on the set of her new movie, The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea. That can only mean he’ll be an über-supportive co-parent. On Biel’s birthday, Timberlake posted this gushing Instagram: “You make me smile ’til it hurts. I love you like crazy!”
HE RESPECTS MAMAS (AND GRANDMAMAS)
Timberlake is a mama’s boy – and not even a little ashamed about it. He hangs out with his granny at sporting events (claiming she’s “good luck”) and showers his mother in respect and kind words – he’s clearly had some excellent parenting role models. “Everything I am and continue to strive to be is because of you. I love you, Momma!” he wrote in another touching Instagram post.
HE'LL BE THE DAD MAKING PANCAKES ON SUNDAY MORNING
Singer. Actor. Dancer. Comedian. Baker? That’s right, there is literally nothing this man cannot do (and look adorable doing). Last Christmas, Timberlake was put on baking duty and clearly killed it.
HIS GODFATHER GAME IS ON POINT
HE'S BEEN PREPPING DAD JOKES HIS WHOLE LIFE
Having hosted SNL five times (and opened the sketch show’s 40th anniversary special with Jimmy Fallon), JT is basically a cast member. We’re confident the singer could make even the most stoic of children giggle uproariously.
HE'S GOING TO DRESS UP HIS KID IN THE BEST OUTFITS
As evidenced by several #TBTs, Timberlake’s childhood was characterized by dressing up in a series of ridiculous outfits, presumably at the hands of his parents. Our favorite lil’ JT look is this red, polka-dotted overall getup (the mini ukulele is a crucial prop). We predict Timberlake will impose even nuttier outfits on his child because he’ll become drunk with the dress-up power that consumed his parents.
HE LEGITIMATELY LOVES CHILLING WITH KIDS
HE CAN KIND OF DO EVERYTHING
A good parent must be able to simultaneously juggle making snacks and cheering up a crying child and shoveling the driveway, and we’re confident JT is the man for the job. We’re not sure how he finds the time and energy to record platinum albums, go on world tours, host SNL (and surprise us with guest appearances), bake cookies, film movies and be a stand-up husband all at the same time, but he manages his roles with grace, humor, and his characteristic gusto, which are skills that will carry over to his biggest role yet: Dad.
HE HAS SOME VERY IMPORTANT ENDORSEMENTS
Former ‘NSYNC-mate (and father of two) Joey Fatone knows that Timberlake will be a total natural at parenting. “He’s always been great with kids in general,” Fatone said in 2014, as pregnancy rumors swirled. “He’s going to be great. I think he’ll be very hands-on.” (Fellow former ‘NSYNCer Lance Bass agrees.)
MOST IMPORTANTLY: HE'S REAL FRICKIN' EXCITED
“This year, I’m getting the GREATEST GIFT EVER. CAN’T WAIT,” Timberlake wrote alongside the Instagram picture that broke the big news. Enthusiasm is half the battle! (The second half is diaper changing.)