He is handsome and talented. He has sex-appeal and his seductive potential is incontestable. He is a successful pop singer who won numerous awards. We are talking, of course, about Justin Timberlake. Sporting an elegant blazer and black trousers, the 30-year-old hunk is showing his sexiest looks for Vanity Fair’s July 2011 issue. In the interview, Justin opens up to the magazine’s contributing editor Vanessa Grigoriadis and talks about his love for recent ex-girlfriend Jessica Biel, but also about Britney Spears and his future career plans.

Justin and Jessica Biel were a couple for more than four years. Early this year their relationship ended, the two mutually deciding to part ways. However, it seems that the singer-turned-actor still has special feelings for the actress. “She is the single-handedly most significant person in my life. In my 30 years, she is the most special person, O.K.? … I don’t want to say much more, because I have to protect things that are dear to me—for instance, her,” JT told ‘Vanity Fair’.

As for marriage, Justin says that, “I think the mistake is that people commit to who that person is right then and not the person they’re going to become. That’s the art of staying together, is changing together. When you say it like that, it seems damn near impossible, right?” Nevertheless, Justin confesses he wants a family and plans to settle down some day. “…as little as six months ago I wouldn’t have even thought about that, but now it feels like a closer planet orbiting around,” he admits.

Justin Timberlake for Vanity Fair July 2011

On celebrities dating other celebrities, Justin explains the reason behind this reality. “Why do you think we all like each other? Why do you think we wind up dating each other, and feeling more comfortable around each other? We understand what it’s like. ‘Oh, thank God—finally, somebody who knows how I feel.’ It’s refuge,” the singer told the magazine.

Justin dated Britney Spears from 1999 to 2002. On their relationship, the singer says that he hasn’t spoken to her in almost 10 years. “I wish her the best—that goes without saying. We haven’t spoken in 9 or 10 years. We were two birds of the same feather—small-town kids, doing the same thing. But then you become adults, and the way you were as kids doesn’t make any sense. I won’t speak on her, but at least for me, I was a totally different person. I just don’t think we were normal; there was nothing normal about our existence. We spent way too much time being the biggest thing for teenyboppers,” he says.

Timberlake also recalls his early years of fame. “It was exciting that we were having so much success and we could do whatever we wanted. And I mean that about everybody: Backstreet Boys, ’NSync, Britney, Christina. At that time, we could literally go, ‘Oh, man, let’s go to Bali,’ and we’d be on a plane to Bali. We were little kids with big toys. You do the math—that’s not going to last.” He then remembers the days in ‘The All-New Mickey Mouse Club’. “Ryan [Gosling] and I used to steal golf carts and go driving in the middle of the park to get milk shakes, and we never got in trouble for it. We thought we were big s***,” he told the magazine.

What about his career plans? Justin says that, “I wouldn’t say I’m not going to put out another [album]. I would say that would be a bad bet, if you were betting. But I could see myself only doing one more big tour.”

Britney Spears and Justin TimberlakeBritney adn Justin back in 2000

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