Justin Timberlake And Ashley Olsen: Friends With Benefits?

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Justin Timberlake‘s rep may say he’s “not romantically involved with anyone,” but ain’t nobody said anything about romance. The gossip world’s been buzzing since Timberlake and Ashley Olsen caught a play a week ago, and a source for People‘s source—while admitting “they were hanging out as a group”—is happy to add fuel to the fire. “I’m not sure if Ashley is serious with Justin or not,” says the insider. “They aren’t dating but they have hooked up recently.” Hiyo! Do you mean “hook up” as in “swapped numbers to discuss a potential fashion line collaboration” or “hook up” as in “Justin gave Ashley a sneak preview of scenes from his upcoming summer comedy, Friends With Benefits“? Because there’s a huuuuge difference.

Considering Timberlake would rather sing praises of exes like Jessica Biel and Britney Spears than compile a running list of the famous ladies he’s brought sexy back to since reclaiming bachelorhood, it’s possible this dalliance with Ashley will fall into the “maybe they did, maybe they didn’t” vortex along those alleged escapades¬† Olivia Wilde and Olivia Munn. But that gabby People source isn’t so sure. “Ashley is a relationship person, much more than [her sister, Mary-Kate], so we’ll see.” Um, no offense to Ashley, but her commitment to this potential relationship isn’t what we’re questioning.

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