With some of the most amazing memories in pop culture history, particularly when it comes to Hollywood couples, the mid-to-early 2000s were a transformative period. After 15 years, a number of famous couples have come and gone, including Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake, a former couple you might not even be aware of ever dating.
Well, currently, Diaz and Timberlake both have happy marriages with their partners, Benji Madden and Jessica Biel respectively. But many years ago, the two celebrities were a hot and popular couple who appeared to be totally in love with each other. Unfortunately, their relationship did not endure the test of time as a result of the many difficulties they encountered.
Timberlake’s hugely popular song What Goes Around….Comes Around was one of the main factors that ultimately caused the breakdown of their relationship.
According to reports, Diaz was not pleased with the music video, which featured her ex boyfriend and Marvel actress, Scarlett Johansson.
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Cameron Diaz Was ‘Jealous’ of Scarlett Johansson?
There are many factors, both significant and minor, that can cause a relationship between two people to end. After dating for four years, from 2003 to 2007, Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake broke up due to a variety of issues.
However, one of the key factors behind their breakup was allegedly Timberlake’s music video for the song, What Goes Around…Comes Around. This was because it starred Scarlett Johansson. Sources alleged that the Black Widow actress’ participation in the song has upset The Mask actress.
Moreover, Timberlake and Johansson shared passionate kisses and cuddles in the sensual music video.
The Rock Your Body artist had just ended his relationship with the S*x Tape actress when his What Goes Around…Comes Around’s video was released. According to Fox News, the former couple may have called it quits because of Johansson’s close friendship with Timberlake.
According to a close friend of the 42-year-old singer:
“Cameron was very jealous of Scarlett … She could not believe he went behind her back to put her in the video.”
It was said that Diaz felt “threatened by” Johansson because the Lucy star had a crush on Timberlake.
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Scarlett Johansson On Her Alleged Romance With Justin Timberlake
Scarlett Johansson and Justin Timberlake never officially confirmed their relationship, despite the rumors that they dated. The Marvel actress and the singer-songwriter reportedly became friends at a Super Bowl party, according to CBS News in 2007. As per the source:
“They were talking, dancing, holding hands all night — it was very cozy.”
The two seemed to have a connection because, according to US Weekly, after a brief split from his wife (Jessica Biel) in 2011, Timberlake went back to Johansson.
According to the source, the couple were completely engrossed in each other while out partying in New York. The source shared,
“Other guys were trying to talk with Scarlet, but she was only focused on Justin.”
The couple has consistently refuted the rumors despite being seen together on multiple occasions. Even Johansson addressed the alleged romance in a 2007 interview with People. She stated:
“We have a lot of friends in common, and Justin’s a sweetheart, and it’s always good to see him, but there’s a lot of speculation, and I try not to read that stuff.”
The Ghost in the Shell actress continued by saying that because the two were both single at the time, it only served to fuel the rumors.
Well, whether their relationship was merely a friendship or something more, Johansson and Cry Me a River artist respected each other.