O N D O N, July 9 — Reigning queen of pop
music Britney Spears isn’t getting hitched so fast — or rather,
not fast enough for the British tabloids.
The News of the World, Britain’s biggest-selling tabloid, quoted a friend close to the couple as saying Timberlake, 19, proposed to the chart-topping Spears two weeks ago in New York. However, this turns out to have been untrue.
The tabloid reported he popped the question two weeks ago and that not even their parents knew.
Another British paper, the Sun, quoted Spears as saying, “We’re just friends. We have hung out before, although it’s nothing serious.” Nuptials was a hot topic for the pop diva, as the Sun also reported she would love to marry Prince William. Even though they have never met, she said, “Marry Prince William? I would love that. After all, who wouldn’t want to be a princess?”
Spears, 18, has sold millions of records around the globe with her youthful energy and catchy dance tunes.
Each Other Since ’93
The paper said the pair have been dating on and off since November 1998.
“It’s all very exciting,” the source said to the newspaper. “They may only be teenagers, but they haven’t got any money problems.”
Not long ago, the guys from ‘N Sync said that they’d be joining Britney Spears for a British tour in October. Both acts were looking forward to the collaboration, because they’re both such good friends. Unfortunately, the plan has now been called off.
‘N Sync’s No Strings Attached tour has been such a big hit that the group has decided to remain in the U.S. and add another leg to their tour. Those dates will keep them on the road through December, so they won’t be getting over to the U.K. this year. However, Britney’s record company says that her British tour is still on — she’ll just have to do it without her pals.
Meanwhile, ‘N Sync have rescheduled their Chicago area show, which was canceled after the wind blew over their stage. Fans who bought tickets for the June 25 show can now use them for the make-up concert, scheduled for August 1. The British media have linked the blond Spears with a number of celebrities, including Britain’s Prince William.