TMZ has dropped a bombshell report (since confirmed by People) claiming Britney Spears reveals in her upcoming memoir, The Woman in Me, that she got pregnant and had an abortion while dating Justin Timberlake.
Per TMZ's exact wording: "Justin Timberlake got her pregnant and after some heart-wrenching discussions they agreed she would get an abortion."
The outlet also says sources told them "Britney felt Justin was the love of her life" when they were dating, and she learned about her pregnancy in "late 2000." In her memoir, Britney explains, per TMZ, that she was "conflicted" about the decision but after "difficult, emotional discussions," she and Justin "both agreed getting an abortion was the right decision."
Meanwhile, People reports Justin "didn’t want to be a father," and dropped an excerpt of Britney's writing on the subject, where she says, “But Justin definitely wasn’t happy about the pregnancy. He said we weren’t ready to have a baby in our lives, that we were way too young."
As a reminder: Britney and Justin dated from 1999 to 2002, and she went on to have two children with Kevin Federline.
At this point, neither Britney nor Justin have weighed in publicly on TMZ's story nor People's excerpt.
This report comes amid People publishing an exclusive interview with Britney ahead of her memoir The Woman in Me, in which she said, “Over the past 15 years or even at the start of my career, I sat back while people spoke about me and told my story for me. After getting out of my conservatorship, I was finally free to tell my story without consequences from the people in charge of my life.”
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.