Britney Spears, 41, revealed how she and her ex-boyfriend Justin Timberlake, 42, hid her pregnancy from their family before she had an abortion, in her new memoir, The Woman in Me. The singer said it was “important that no one find out” about the pregnancy or abortion so she had to do “everything at home,” according to PEOPLE.
“It was important that no one find out about the pregnancy or the abortion, which meant doing everything at home,” Britney reportedly wrote. “We didn’t even tell my family. The only person who knew besides Justin and me was Felicia [Culotta, Britney’s former assistant], who was always on hand to help me. I was told, ‘It might hurt a little bit, but you’ll be fine.’”
“On the appointed day, with only Felicia and Justin there, I took the little pills,” she reportedly continued. “Soon I started having excruciating cramps. I went into the bathroom and stayed there for hours, lying on the floor, sobbing and screaming.”
Britney reportedly went on to say that Justin, whom she dated from 1999 until 2002, comforted her with music. “Justin came into the bathroom and lay on the floor with me,” she shared. “At some point he thought maybe music would help, so he got his guitar and he lay there with me strumming it.”
It was first reported that Britney wrote about having an abortion during her romance with Justin just over a week ago. “Justin definitely wasn’t happy about the pregnancy. He said we weren’t ready to have a baby in our lives, that we were way too young,” she wrote about the moment in time. She has also written about Justin allegedly cheating on her throughout their relationship.
Although Justin has yet to publicly comment on Britney’s words, a source told Page Six he has been curious about what she would write about. “He’s very curious what she’ll reveal from their relationship,” the source said. “It’s eating at him.”