Justin Timberlake won bet with Ryan Gosling that he’d kiss Jessica Simpson first


Justin Timberlake couldn’t resist texting Ryan Gosling to remind him of a bet they’d made when they were 12 years old after sharing a kiss with Jessica Simpson.

Jessica, 39, first met Justin when she auditioned for Disney’s The Mickey Mouse Club alongside the SexyBack star, Ryan, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. While she made it to the finals, she wasn’t eventually picked for the TV show, but that didn’t stop her and Justin reminiscing about their first meeting when they reconciled many years later.

In fact, the pair’s catch-up turned romantic when they shared a “nostalgic kiss”, Jessica revealed on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Wednesday night (January 29, 2020), before Justin “took out his phone and started typing”.

“And apparently he and Ryan Gosling had a bet on who would kiss me first when they were 12 years old,” Jessica laughed.

After failing to be picked for The Mickey Mouse Club, Jessica decided to go to an acting coach, after being told she needed to do some work on the acting side of things.

And the multi-talented star ended up going to a very unlikely source for the coaching.

“In Dallas, apparently Chuck Norris is the person to go to. Yes, he was my acting coach,” she grinned.

Revealing the lessons had taken place in 1992, right before Norris‘ hit TV series Walker Texas Ranger, Jessica explained that some of the tips he gave her included to cut back on her facial expressions, stop moving her eyebrows and to “channel Denzel Washington”.