At one point or other, Justin Timberlake has been every Jewish girl’s fantasy gentile boyfriend.
And that makes the gentleladies here at The Forward convinced — absolutely convinced — that he cooed these Paul Anka lyrics to his wife, Jessica Biel, when the EPT came back with a plus sign.
“You’re having my baby
What a lovely way of sayin’ how much you love me.
Having my baby
What a lovely way of sayin’ what you’re thinkin’ of me.”
A modern feminist interpretation describes the song as utterly sexist, but we could see Biel getting all doe-eyed as the hunk-a-dunk sang on.
Ok. None of this happened. All we know is what Timberlake Instagrammed: a pic of him kissing the gorgeous actress/model’s baby bump.
He posted the photo on Saturday, his 34th birthday, and wrote this: “Thank you EVERYONE for the Bday wishes! This year, I’m getting the GREATEST GIFT EVER. CAN’T WAIT.”
The hashtags? #BoyOrGirl #YouNeverKnow #WeDontEvenKnow #WeAreTakingBets.
That Biel, whose Jewish surname comes from her paternal great-grandfather, was preggers was not much of a secret. Just not officially confirmed.
Joey Fatone, Timberlake’s former fellow boy-bander from ‘NSync, spilled the beans in December.
“He told me a while ago, and I kept my mouth shut. But now I can talk about it!” Fatone told InTouch.
Nice goin’, Fatone.
John Oswald is The Forward’s deputy digital media editor.
Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake Are Having a Baby