Are Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel Really Over?

Girlfriends come and go for Justin Timberlake, but there seems to be some question whether his latest, Jessica Biel, is really gone.

Amid rumors that Timberlake and Biel have split, his grandmother, Sadie Bomar, told a British magazine that despite his two-and-a-half-year relationship with the actress, the only thing JT is really committed to is his career.

VIDEO: Reports claim that Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel have broken up.

"Jessica was keen to marry, but Justin isn't ready," Bomar told Closer earlier this month. "He's busy writing new material and he works hard to be successful -- he's really focused on that. As far as we're concerned, he's always been single.

"The girlfriends come and go, but we believe nothing has ever been serious," the grandmother added. "Justin does his own thing and he isn't ready to marry just yet."

Perhaps that explains why Timberlake has dated some of Hollywood's most beautiful women, including Britney Spears and Cameron Diaz -- and broke up with both of them.


It's unclear, though, whether he and Biel are finished just yet. Reps for Timberlake and Biel did not return requests for comment.

But E! gossip columnist Ted Casablanca said he believes the writing is on the wall.

"What I hear more from people who know them is that it's ending, that it's not going to work," he told

It's a good thing too, Casablanca said.

"When he brought sexy back, it was a great moment for him. I wanted him to bring sexy back in his own personal life," he said. "Instead he brought blah back. They are one of the most anemic couples, and they are attractive people. But they've become two unattractive people. He's pale, he's pasty. She looks unhappy, she looks tense. They need to stop boring us to tears. Who cares if they are together or not.

"It's not working," Casablanca continued. "It's almost like they cancel each other out -- same age, same look. There's no heat. I don't think you're seeing as big of a dynamic as there was with Cameron."

As for the conflicting comments from Timberlake's family, Casablanca said: "This is obviously a man who needs to stop listening to his grandmother and mother. He's a well-known mama's boy."

That may be why it appears Timberlake is trying to give his relationship with Biel one more try.

On Sept. 30, US Weekly announced on the cover that the couple had called it quits and that Timberlake had ended the relationship a month earlier by telephone. Biel was said to be in "severe denial" about the breakup.

But that same, People magazine called the split talk premature, posting a photo of them holding hands during a Northern California getaway and citing a source who said: "They're together. They're not breaking up. Any time they spend time apart it's because they're working."

On Monday, Timberlake's mother did not exactly speak of Biel in the past tense when she was interviewed by E!

Asked what kind of woman she'd like to see with her son, Lynn Harless replied, "The one he's with now is awesome. He's found someone that'll golf with him, give him a hard time when he deserves it and stand up to him."

Presumably she meant Biel.

Timberlake's former NSYNC bandmate Chris Kirkpatrick also had good things to say about the two together.

"They're awesome. She's amazing. She's a real sweetheart," Kirkpatrick told People magazine last week. "He really cares about her. It's nice to see him happy."

On Tuesday, Timberlake and Biel were caught canoodling during a screening of "Where the Wild Things Are" in Vancouver.

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