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Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel split for real

March 11, 2011 | 10:33 am

Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake in 2009 Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel have split up, their reps confirmed Thursday — and though breakup rumors have swirled for many moons, there's apparently no need to expect any big drama now.

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel in 2009

"The two remain friends and continue to hold the highest level of love and respect for each other," the couple's reps said in a statement. Timberlake and Biel have been together since 2007, and in February both attended the Vanity Fair Oscar party.

A source told People that the decision was "completely mutual" with "no hard feelings."

That's a change from the last time around for Timberlake, seen recently in "The Social Network."

The singer and actor had dated Cameron Diaz for almost four years — and then a month after they'd split, Diaz notoriously and publicly argued with her ex at a Golden Globes after-party, where he was chatting with Biel.


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Photos: Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake on the red carpet in May 2009 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute gala in New York, left, and at an L.A. Lakers game at Staples Center in April 2009. Credits: Larry Busacca / Getty Images, left; Noel Vasquez / Getty Images, right.