Pop icon Britney Spears opens up about undergoing abortion, reveals ex-boyfriend Justin Timberlake's role

American pop icon Britney Spears has shared in her memoir that she had an abortion during her relationship with singer-actor Justin Timberlake, media reports said.

Pop icon Britney Spears claims she had an abortion during her relationship with Justin Timberlake Photo Courtesy: Britney Spears Instagram page

In her upcoming memoir, The Woman in Me, the pop icon, 41, revealed that when she dated Justin Timberlake, she became pregnant with his baby, but had an abortion, People magazine reported.

“It was a surprise, but for me, it wasn’t a tragedy. I loved Justin so much. I always expected us to have a family together one day. This would just be much earlier than I’d anticipated,” Spears noted about the pregnancy in the book, as quoted by People.

“But 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 said.

A representative for Timberlake did not immediately respond to People’s request for comment.

She wrote in the book: "If it had been left up to me alone, I never would have done it. And yet Justin was so sure that he didn’t want to be a father.”

Spears penned about her experience of undergoing the abortion: “To this day, it’s one of the most agonising things I have ever experienced in my life."

Spears and Timberlake split in 2002.

She became a mother to two children- Sean Preston, 18, and Jayden James, 17- with her second husband, Kevin Federline-.

Ahead of the book release, sources told Page Six exclusively that Timberlake, 42, had been “concerned” about what Spears, 41, was going to share from their relationship.

“It’s eating at him,” one insider shared on Monday, while another insisted the tell-all was “not a takedown” of anyone in particular.

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