Earlier tonight, it was rumored that the four-year relationship between Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel had come to an end. To end the speculation and confirm the news, both the reps of Timberlake and Biel released the following joint statement to People:
“Addressing the media speculation regarding Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake’s relationship, we are confirming that they mutually have decided to part ways. The two remain friends and continue to hold the highest level of love and respect for each other.”
The couple had been an item since January of 2007. For many people that have followed the two, the split didn’t come as much of a surprise as rumors have been making the rounds that the two weren’t very happy together and have been wanting to break-up for a while. The split was confirmed on Thursday.