Justin Timberlake just nabbed his first Oscar nomination — and heard the news first from wife Jessica Biel!
The 35-year-old, who got a Best Original Song nod for “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” — a tune he cowrote for the animated film Trolls — revealed that he slept through the initial announcement. “I was recovering from a late night at the studio, so when I woke up there was a whirlwind of emails and texts, but my wife broke the news to me which was even sweeter,” he told Deadline. “We were just giddy this morning, and I’m still like in a tornado. I’m just really honored and grateful they recognized the song.”
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The father-of-one, who shares the nom with record producers Max Martin and Shellback (whose real name is Karl Johan Schuster), added, “I’ve honestly been walking around today thinking, ‘Did that happen?’ Obviously it was a great year for Max and Johan and myself with the success of the song. I’m having a pinch-yourself moment.”
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And in the weeks leading up, it seemed like Justin and Jessica would have even more exciting news to celebrate. Rumors began circulating that the actress was expecting the couple’s second child, which TV host Ellen DeGeneres recently teased the ‘NSYNC alum about. "Oh. I can't wait to find out whose it is!" the Grammy winner hilariously responded.
But in all seriousness, we’d love to see Justin win an Oscar just so we can hear what he has to say about his wife of four years. When getting inducted into the Memphis Hall of Fame in October 2015, the singer choked back tears while talking about the brunette beauty. “Baby, I love you more than I could put into words and more than any song I could ever write,” he said at the time, adding that the 34-year-old is “beautiful, loving and incredibly understanding.”
Scroll through the gallery below to see the pair's most adorable Instagram photos!
"Happy Halloween from Poppy, Branch and lil Branch. We be Trollin'..." Jessica captioned this pic of the family dressed as Trolls characters in 2016.