Jessica Biel once had the worst Valentine's Day ever, and it's seriously cringeworthy
Valentine's Day is less than a week away, and whether you've got a hot date lined up, are planning a Galentine's night out, or would rather spend the evening alone pampering yourself, it's a date in the calendar that you can't seem to ignore. Even if you despise Valentine's Day and everything it stands for, the heart-eyed hopefuls in the world won't let you forget that Cupid's holiday is just around the corner.
But while it might be all about love and romance, Valentine's Day also comes with reminders of relationships past, as well as mortifying memories of failed attempts at showing your affection to your crush. Like poor old Jessica Biel. The 35-year-old actress has a Valentine's Day story from way back when she was still in school that continues to haunt her to this day.
Jessica, who's since gone on to become a successful Hollywood actress starring in the likes of Total Recall, New Year's Eve and – ironically – Valentine's Day, told of when she was in the fourth grade and had a big crush on a boy in her class. The young romantic decided to get crafty and make him a home-made card to show her affections. Only, things didn't turn out as planned.
"In fourth grade, I made the big huge card for a boy," Biel told US Weekly. "I found it in the trash later in the day. It's cool. It's fine. I feel like I am better for it… not that I'm still thinking about it or anything."
But is it like, "it's cool, it's fine", or is it like...
It's okay, Jessica, we all have emotionally-scarring memories like this that will torment us forever. But rejection is essential to fully appreciate what a good relationship is. And fortunately for her, she has managed to find the perfect partner in Justin Timberlake. They've been together for over a decade now after they first started dating in January of 2007.
Jessica and the singer got hitched in 2011, and three years later had their first child, Silas. Jessica once told Entertainment Tonight that she always knew that Justin was the one for her, saying: "We had been dating for a little bit ... There was just a moment when I called a girlfriend and I said, 'I'm going to marry this guy.'"
It seems the inner-romantic in Jessica got her wish this time around, with the pair positively beaming whenever they are in each other's presence. While they're still busy with their professional lives and raising 2-year-old Silas, Justin – who played the halftime show at the Superbowl last weekend – once told Beats 1 that he'd love to have a large family with Jessica.
He admitted that being a parent is challenging, but said: "I want to have as many kids as we can, if I’m being honest. I’ve never felt more inept my life. You wake up and all of a sudden there’s this human being you’re responsible for."
Anyway, let's hope JT makes her an extra big card this year to make up for her traumatising experience back in fourth grade.