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Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake may have been the royal couple of late-’90s pop, but in hindsight, their relationship, and especially its ending, is a lot less fun to look back on. The 2021 documentary “Framing Britney Spears” explores some of the consequences of their highly public breakup, particularly the accusations of cheating and the way the media took sides. In Spears’s forthcoming memoir, “The Woman in Me,” she reveals even more about some of the most challenging aspects of their relationship, including an abortion that she discusses in an excerpt shared by People on Oct. 17.

Over the years, these artists have created iconic music, and when they dated, they were the ultimate power couple. However, details about their relationship and breakup have continued to trickle in over the years, making it clear that there was a lot more going on under the surface than most people realized at the time. Ahead, we’re taking a look back at their whole history together, from their first meeting on a children’s TV show to their messy breakup and their subsequent statements to the public. Here’s a complete rundown of what you should remember about the couple.