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Justin Timberlake dubbed absolute sweetheart by ex

entertainment Updated: Jun 02, 2012 19:05 IST
Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake’s former girlfriend Veronica Finn has said that the singer turned actor is an “absolute sweetheart.”

The SexyBack hitmaker had romanced a number of famous women including Cameron Diaz and Britney Spears before getting engaged to Jessica Biel last Christmas, but his first girlfriend was Finn.

Timberlake and Finn met when she was 16 and he was 17 and they were both in groups - she was in girl group Innosense while he was part of boy band *NSYNC - and she remembers the time that they spent together fondly.

“He was very special. Our love was unique, and he was an absolute sweetheart,” Contactmusic quoted Finn as telling Star magazine. “I was a girl version of Justin, we hit it off right away. It wasn't typical dating because we both were touring by then. But when we had time together, we went to the movies, to the park or just hung out at each other's house. We even vacationed together in the Bahamas,” she said.

Finn, now 30, keeps a box of mementoes and love letters that were written by The Social Network star during their year-and-a-half time together. “Justin loved to express his feelings for me in writing. I've kept a box of mementos from him, including his cards and letters, in my attic for years,” she said. In one letter Timberlake has described himself as “the happiest man alive,” and finishes the note with “Damn, I love that girl.”

The young lovers had parted ways back in 1998 when Finn started to get jealous.

Although she never suspected Justin was unfaithful to her, she said he “might cheat, even though he loved me. There were a lot of female fans and a lot of temptation out there.”