Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel are going their separate ways, the couple announced Thursday night (Mar. 10) in a joint statment.
“Addressing the media speculation regarding Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake’s relationship, we are confirming that they mutually have decided to part ways,” reads the statement. “The two remain friends and continue to hold the highest level of love and respect for each other.”
Timberlake, 30, and Biel, 29, started dating in 2007, and both were previously in long-term relationships: the pop star and actor dated Cameron Diaz for three years, while Biel dated actor Chris Evans for five.
While Timberlake has shifted his focus to acting in recent years, with plum roles in “The Social Network” and the upcoming “Friends with Benefits” and “Bad Teacher,” he recently hinted that he may return to making music soon. “I think I may spend some time in the studio this summer,” he revealed at the Oscars, adding that he had no film work on the dock anymore. “I haven’t been hired for anything so I may hire myself to write some music…It’s right around the corner.”