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14 Pictures That'll Take You Back To When Life Was Simpler

Oh, the good ol' days.

1. Fam, it's the holidays, so let's take it back to a simpler time — the beautiful years between 1999 and 2002.

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2. When The Man With The Most Amazing Ramen Hair courted Miss Britney Jean Spears.

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3. While theirs was a love that perhaps didn't last through the ages, it did spawn some of the best outfit fuckery ever. For instance:

Is that some lingerie you're wearing with that porkpie hat and jeans? Justin, did you crumple that shirt up in a ball before you decided to throw it on?
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Is that some lingerie you're wearing with that porkpie hat and jeans? Justin, did you crumple that shirt up in a ball before you decided to throw it on?

4. Justin and Brit-Brit were skilled at ~subtly~ matching. See this beige on beige ensemble for proof.

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5. Or remember when they #blessed us with this AMAZING LEWK?

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6. Everyone was all:

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7. And then they were all:

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8. Here they are hanging out with their adopted son Chris Kirkpatrick and adopted grandpa Joe Perry.

JK this their weird 2001 Superbowl performance.
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JK this their weird 2001 Superbowl performance.

9. Here, Justin traded in his ramens for a truly bewildering shirt.*

It was the early 2000s. Nothing made sense.
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It was the early 2000s. Nothing made sense.

10. Even J and B could not comprehend their awesomeness.

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11. And unfortunately, not even all the shiny jackets and slip dresses in the world could keep their love safe.

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12. The couple that played together did not stay together.

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13. Also, one time Justin Timberlake wore pants that had a fucking GUITAR DOWN THE CROTCH.

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14. So here's to you Justin and Brit. We miss the beautiful music you used to make together.

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