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Monday, 11 March, 2002, 17:57 GMT
Britney denies split
Britney Spears
Britney met Justin Timberlake in 1993
Britney Spears has denied rumours that she has split from boyfriend Justin Timberlake.

Friends of the couple were quoted in newspapers as saying the 20-year-old N'Sync singer Timberlake ended their relationship a week ago.

But Spears told MTV Italy: "No, that's not true. Me and Justin did not split up."

Spears and Timberlake
All smiles: Spears and Timberlake share a joke
Her record company had earlier refused to comment on the reports.

Britney recently denied rumours she and Timberlake were planning to get married on Valentine's Day.

But she revealed that the pair were engaged.

Speaking in January, she said: "We do want to get married and have kids and stuff like that - however, maybe in 15 years time."

She and Timberlake were a couple for two years, but first met on the Disney TV show The Mickey Mouse Club in 1993.

They appeared singing and dancing and wearing Mickey Mouse ears.


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