And yesterday, he celebrated his 37th birthday. Justin posted a video online thanking fans for their birthday wishes…and clarifying a misconception about the album.
In the video, Justin’s in a barber chair, getting his hair cut. In the background, he’s listening to what seems to be the title track of the album. “I feel like [DJ] Khaled right now. New song alert! Man of the Woods! Major Key!” he laughs.
Then he says, “Hey! by the way, the album is named after my son, O.K.? His name means ‘Of the Woods,’ so stop telling me I’m making a country album!” Justin’s son’s name is Silas.
Justin’s referring to the fact that fans have been expecting Man of the Woods to be his foray into country music, because he announced the album with a video featuring shots of wild horses, cornfields, snow-dusted plains and rivers, and said it was inspired by his home of Memphis, Tennessee. But when neither of the first two singles – “Filthy” and “Supplies” – sounded remotely country, some fans were confused.
After clearing that up, Justin goes on to say, “Ay! Ay! Ay! I’m really feeling myself right now on my birthday. Thank you for the birthday wishes y’all. I love you. Thank you.”
Timberlake was flooded with birthday love by his friends and family – including his wife, Jessica Biel. The actress took to Instagram to share an adorable photo of the pair hugging and smiling, looking more in love than ever, with a caption that fittingly started with, “A picture says a thousand words.”
She continued to express everything she loved about her “super hot dad” husband – and his hilarious fatherly duties for their 2-year-old son Silas: “A ninja dad. A kiddie teeth brushing, Jedi sleep mind tricking, intimidating dad voice disciplining SUPER HOT DAD. I love you, you hot dad.. I’m here, right by your side, OG fan girl #1.”
A picture says a thousand words. And thank goodness because there aren’t enough to express ALL the aspects of my love and respect for you. Here’s to a spectacular year ahead. I’m so proud of all you’ve accomplished and all that is ahead for you. plus you’re a super hot dad. A ninja dad. A kiddie teeth brushing, Jedi sleep mind tricking, intimidating dad voice disciplining SUPER HOT DAD. I love you, you hot dad.. I’m here, right by your side, OG fan girl #1. Happy birthday, my beloved. Now go crush it this weekend at SB LII.