“We Were All Over Each Other”: Britney Spears Recounts Two-Week Fling With Colin Farrell In New Memoir

Revelations from Britney Spears‘s love life continue to roll in thanks to pre-release copies of The Woman In Me making their way into the media universe. Colin Farrell, you’re up.

“Brawl is the only word for it—we were all over each other, grappling so passionately it was like we were in a street fight,” Spears writes of their short-lived romance in her memoir, which Time obtained ahead of its official October 24 publication date.

Spears and the actor briefly connected in 2003 shortly after her very public breakup with Justin Timberlake, whom she called her first love. During her relationship with Timberlake, from 1999 to 2002, Spears became pregnant and then got an abortion at Timberlake’s urging, and was later broken up with via text message and subsequently portrayed as “a harlot” in the singer’s “Cry Me a River” music video, all of which she writes about in the forthcoming book. 

Elsewhere in the memoir, Spears writes that Timberlake slept with “six or seven girls” in the weeks after their relationship “officially” ended, so she went out to have a little fun of her own in the midst of her heartbreak. “He was a girl’s dream,” she said of Timberlake. “I was in love with him.”

She writes that a “club promoter” friend set her up with Farrell, and they had a “two-week brawl.”

The two attended the premiere of Farrell’s movie The Recruits together, where Farrell insisted they weren’t dating and Spears reportedly dipped as soon as the cameras were gone.

“We’re not dating,” Farrell said at the time. “She’s a sweet, sweet girl. There’s nothing going on—just mates.”

Later that year, Spears would tell W Magazine, “Yes, I kissed him… He’s the cutest, hottest thing in the world—wooh!… But it was nothing serious.”

In her book, per Time, Spears writes of Farrell “for a brief moment in time, I did think there could be something there. The disappointments in my romantic life were just one part of how isolated I became. I felt so awkward all the time.”

“As I had before when I’d felt too attached to a man, I tried to convince myself in every way that it was not a big deal, that we were just having fun, that in this case, I was vulnerable because I wasn’t over Justin yet.”

Representatives for Britney Spears and Colin Farrell did not immediately return requests for comment.

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