Famous pop stars and exes Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake, had a public exchange about their past on Instagram yesterday, April 15.

The quarantine period brings people together as a few days earlier, former lovers Sean "Diddy" Combs and Jennifer Lopez talked during Diddy's "Dance-a-thon" with J. Lo's beau, New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez.

This time, Britney and JT connected via Instagram and fans went wild. The unlikely catch-up started when Spears posted a video on IG where she projected and danced to the tune of Timberlake's 2018 single "Filthy." She said that the video is her version of Snapchat or TikTok before quipping that she's not really dancing and she's "just very bored."

Britney's IG video caption continued with a reference postscript "I know we had one of the world's biggest breakups 20 years ago... but hey the man is a genius" before mentioning Timberlake for a "great song."

The TikTok-like IG video, which now has more than 2 million likes, was filled with fans sending love and expressing disbelief with "Oh my God" and "My heart!" comments. The hype skyrocketed when Justin Timberlake himself commented with a cry-laughing face followed by three raised hands emojis.


Both Spears and Timberlake have known each other since childhood, both being former stars of the 90s series "The Mickey Mouse Club," which also included Ryan Gosling, Christina Aguilera, Keri Russell and JT's former *NSYNC bandmate, JC Chasez.

At the height of their careers, the two entered into a relationship in 1998 which lasted until 2002. The breakup was the talk of the town, especially as Timberlake released "Cry Me A River" a few months later, controversially featuring a girl who resembled Spears in the music video.

After 18 years, the former exes now have their respective families; Britney Spears is a mom to two young boys with ex-husband Kevin Federline, Jayden (14) and Sean (13). On the other hand, Justin Timberlake had his first child with actress Jessica Biel. In 2005, Silas Randall Timberlake was born, making JT officially a dad.

Although Britney Spears started appearing in "The Mickey Mouse Club" at eight years old, she started her music career in the United States with her 1999 debut album "... Baby One More Time." This album reached the top Billboard 200 with its title track peaking at No. 1 on the Hot 100. She later released hit after hit with her succeeding albums, from the 2000 "Oops! ... I Did It Again" to 2016's "Glory."

Aside from her colorful career, the pop icon has also founded "The Britney Spears Foundation," which aims to help children in need under the idea that entertainment and music has a healing capability. Among the projects held by Britney's charitable institution is the annual Camp for the Performing Arts, inviting young campers to develop their talents.

In April 2002, a grant amounting to one million dollars was made by her foundation to the Twin Towers Fund, which supports the children for first responders affected by the September 11, 2011 attacks. The Britney Spears Foundation also made efforts to help AIDS programs in Africa in 2011 and the people affected by the Hurricane Katrina in 2006.