Justin Timberlake Is Taking a Break From the Spotlight

October 28, 2011 By:
Justin Timberlake Is Taking a Break From the Spotlight

Justin Timberlake is planning to take a break from his career so he can travel and be “spontaneous.” You know what this means? Justin Timberlake is about to announce he’s pregnant. Because this is exactly what Beyonce said four months ago.

Timberlake said goodbye to his boy band days, quickly became a solo sensation, and then decided to take the acting world by storm. This all happened in less than ten years. So yeah, he’s probably kind of tired. Justin told Esquire:

"I think you can work and work and work and never really live. The plan is to have no plan. I'll probably travel, but I'd rather be spontaneous. I feel like I've earned at least a little bit of time to do that.”

With a $70 million net worth, he has literally earned it. And it’s probably a good time for a break, because I think the rest of us are reaching our Justin Timberlake threshold.

More power to him, but I think I reached my limit during his third SNL hosting.

"There were times I was motivated by the fact I wanted to be the biggest music star in the world,” Timberlake continued. “Maybe it wasn't a conscious thought, but it was an underlying theme. I've spent a lot of time feeling like I needed to validate so much of who I was by what I did.”

And again, like Beyonce, Justin’s new lease on life came around his thirtieth birthday:

"After I turned 30 I started asking myself questions,” Timberlake explains. “The only validation I crave now is to be inspired in the same way I've always been. That's all I really owe myself at this point. If I stopped now, I could look at everything I've done and be so proud."

But he’s definitely not feeling like an old man.

“I’m excited about this next decade,” Justin said. “I don’t have a choice! So you can say that I’m really cool with it. Bring it on!"

Recently, Justin has been seen reuniting with his ex, Jessica Biel. Timberlake brought Biel to the reopening of his restaurant, Southern Hospitality, in New York City. And I guess this place is pretty hospitable, because she was basically sitting on his lap.

The couple took a picture with Elton John and David Furnish, and Biel and Timberlake looked very much the couple.