Britney Spears may have made a public decree that things are cool between her and Justin Timberlake after posting a photo of her famous ex during a birthday tribute to her younger sister. The Princess of Pop lit the Internet on fire over the weekend after she took to Instagram to wish Jamie Lynn Spears a happy 30th birthday. However, fans reacted more over Britney’s choice of photo than her message and felt the star may have been delivering a little message about her old beau.
It all went down after Britney Spears revealed the iconic throwback of herself and Justin Timberlake with a much younger sister Jamie Lynn Spears.
“Happy belated birthday to this beautiful soul ??? !!! I love you so much and damn it I wish I was as smart as you at 30!” Britney wrote to her sister.
She added, “It’s weird to say that I was basically your momma when you were younger and yes I’m still older but your soul is and always has been wise!”
Although Britney did not reference Justin Timberlake in her pic, fans obviously keyed in on the little detail and began to dissect the message. The stars famously dated from 1998-2002, and the harsh media treatment of Spears following her breakup with JT was showcased in the recent documentary, “Framing Britney Spears.” It garnered such a huge response from the public, Timberlake ended up delivering an open apology to his ex-GF via social media.
“Not a photo with JT ??? whyyyy,” one fan wrote on Britney’s post.
Other fans of Britney Spears began to voice their opinions over the throwback with JT.
“Of all the pictures to choose from…JT?!” one person wrote.
“As Cardi B says, that’s suspicious,” another fan commented.
Not everyone thought the show by Britney was negative, with one person writing, “People crucify Justin, but you can clearly see she has no hard feelings.”
The photo by Britney also comes months after Timberlake apologized to the pop star for his part in the public scrutiny and exploitation of their relationship.