Justin gives Britney tough love Mar 3, 2007 13:33:41 GMT 2
Post by on Mar 3, 2007 13:33:41 GMT 2
Justin Timberlake has decided to give Britney Spears some tough love.
Britney's ex has allegedly cut off the troubled pop princess until she has completed her rehab treatment and is feeling better.
Since her break-up with Kevin Federline, Spears has reportedly bombarded Timberlake with phone calls.
"She would sometimes call him 10 or 12 times in a row before he'd finally give in and take her call," a friend of Britney's told OK! Magazine.
Spears, 25, and Timberlake, 26, danced and sang together on the Disney Channel's Mickey Mouse Club and dated in 1999.
And insiders say that Timberlake has been deeply upset watching Spears' life unravel. ADVERTISEMENT
"Justin is a really caring, sweet guy and basically a very good person," a mutual pal told the magazine.
"Loyalty means a lot to him, and when Brit started calling him last year, he tried to be there for her as much as he could.
"I know that it is crushing him to see her this way. They grew up together.
"They were each other's first loves. Their mothers remain good friends.
Justin is still friends with Brit's mom, Lynne.
"They all still exchange birthday cards and Christmas gifts and such."
But despite the close relationship, Timberlake finally decided to pull the plug on Spears, the magazine reports.
He reportedly changed his mobile phone number, and even told his friends not to help Britney contact him.
"He felt it was a mistake to let her use him as a crutch. He had to go the tough-love route - just as her own mom did - and say if you want me in your life, you have to clean up first."