Justin Timberlake is a global superstar with a wonderful family. He has dated the most beautiful women in the world eventually marrying, the beautiful, actor Jessica Biel. The two welcomed a son, Silas, in 2015. He grew up in Memphis and cites his parents as a huge influence on his career.
Timberlake has shown the world that he is a good family man. Here are 5 fast facts you need to know about Justin Timberlake’s family.
1. Timberlake Grew up in Memphis, TN
Timberlake is the son of Baptist minister Randy Timberlake, and Lynn Bomar Harless. His parents were divorced in kindergarten with both parents remarrying.
He has always been close to his mother stating: “she’s been my best friend since I figured out what I wanted to be.” She now runs an entertainment company called JustinTime Entertainment.
He grew up in Shelby Forest, a small community outside of Memphis. He was surrounded by music and musicians his entire life.
2. He Learned About Music From his Uncle and Grandfather
Timberlake went to live with his grandparents after his parents divorce. His grandfather jammed with Elvis Presley and showed the young Timberlake how to play the guitar.
Timberlake’s uncle played in a bluegrass band and he lived close to Memphis, the home of the blues.
3. Timberlake has Three Half-Brothers and Sisters
Timberlake has two half-brothers, Jonathan and Stephen from his father’s second marriage. He also has a half-sister, Laura Katherine, who passed away shortly after birth.
Timberlake paid tribute to her in the NSYNC liner notes calling her “My Angel in Heaven.”
4. He Appeared on Star Search at Age 11
Timberlake performed on Star Search at the age of 11 where he performed country music songs under the name “Justin Randall.” In the early 90s he was a cast member on the Mickey Mouse Club. Timberlake worked on the same show as Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Ryan Gosling, Keri Russell, and JC Chasez.
Following his stint on the Mickey Mouse Club, Justin asked fellow club member JC Chasez if he would like to take part in an all-boy singing band. The group went on to become NSYNC.
5. Silas Timberlake was Born in 2015
Justin Timberlake and his wife Jessica Biel welcomed their first child Silas into the world in 2015. Timberlake has spoken about being a father saying: “You literally just wake up, you look in the mirror and go, ‘I have no idea what I’m doing.'”
He goes on to say that he is more intentional about enjoying every moment, “While it’s happening, now more so than ever, while it’s actually happening…the moment and all of this imperfection is the best part.”
He credits Silas for influencing his to write “Can’t Stop the Feeling.”