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Justin Timberlake Reveals How He Won Over Jessica Biel

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Justin Timberlake has been relatively quiet about his personal life (post-Britney Spears, especially). Though he and fiancee Jessica Biel are a pretty private couple by Hollywood standards, but he’s opening up about how they met, got together and eventually how they’ll deal with married life.

The pair met through mutual pals — just like a lot of normal couples do! “There was nothing starry about the way we got together,” Timberlake admits. “It was very un-Hollywood-esque, in fact. We met and got talking. Afterwards I asked my friend if I could call her and ask her out. My friend called Jessica and Jessica said yes, and so I called her.” Cute!

It turns out, Biel didn’t agree to go out with Timberlake right away. The girl made him work for it! And Timberlake thinks part of why he finally won her over is the fact that he doesn’t let text messages run his relationship. Yup, the ‘Sexy Back’ singer is bringing chivalry and actual telephone conversation back.

“I did it the old fashioned way — by telephone. That’s something I learned from both my stepdad and my grandfather — that there is a thing called chivalry and it doesn’t have to die with the birth of the Internet,” Timberlake said. (Gentlemen, pay attention!) “The way I see it, if you’re asking a girl out on a date, it’s only right to do it in a way that she can hear your voice. I had to be pretty persistent in order to get her to say yes. But I have a fair amount of tenacity and if I want something I stick to it. And in the end she agreed.”

And now they’re getting hitched! Is J.T. prepared to deal with married life? Yes and no. He explained, “I think it’s important to remember that you go into something like marriage knowing that you don’t know very much about it at all. But I do look at the marriage of my mother and stepdad, and what makes it work for them is that it’s a team effort,” he said. “My mother is a ball of fire in the world and I love that about her. But what I have learned from my stepdad is something as important, which is patience and compassion. Because when you are living with someone else, those two qualities go a long way.”

Okay, so we know what he loves about his mom. So what does he love about Biel? Timberlake, who recently celebrated his bachelor party in Las Vegas, doesn’t go into too many specifics, but he gives more than reason enough. “She’s a really, really, really special person,” he said. “Plus, she’s really, really, hot!”

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