Justin Timberlake opens up about the emotional world of fatherhood

goss 02/11/2018

Justin Timberlake has just released his first book and in it, JT gets raw and honest, touching on everything from his music career, his marriage to Jessica Biel and his experiences parenting his 3 and a half.

He recounted the day his life turned upside down while on his 20/20 Experience World Tour. After finishing up a show in Detroit, the singer-songwriter got an urgent message from Jessica.

"There was a text from Jess, in all capital letters. It read, 'CALL ME NOW.' I FaceTimed her back immediately," wrote Justin. "She answered with this look on her face, and I knew exactly what she was going to say. Instead, she just held up the pregnancy test, and we both started bawling. I ended the tour early so I could be at home and take care of my family."

JT went on to discuss the conflict him and wife Jess found when their son was born. While they kept their son out of the limelight for a while, Justin revealed why they chose to show him on social media.

"It was important to us to choose how to share him with the world because this is a whole new era for me," said Justin. "It's no longer just about me. I have a wife, a child — a family. It's terrifying. It's invigorating. It's more meaningful than anything I've ever been a part of."

The 37 year old also wrote about the struggles of fatherhood. While he tries to enjoy all of the "small moments" with his little family, he reveals that some days are harder than others. 

"My son sometimes wants his mom; he just doesn't want me. I can't give him what he needs, sometimes, and he pushes me away," wrote Justin. "I'll feel bad for a moment. I'll feel inept. Why can't I help him? Why doesn't he love me? I have to remind myself that of course he loves me. But she's his mother, and that's who he wants right now."