Justin Timberlake appeared on Ellen yesterday and dropped a bomb that will send fan fiction authors into overdrive. Apparently he and fellow mega-star Ryan Gosling used to be roommates! But before you let your fantasies wander, it’s probably important to note that this was when they were mere tweens, or “pre-hotties.” Little Ryan came to live with Justin when they were cast mates on The Mickey Mouse Club in the early ’90s. “His mother had to keep her job in Canada the second year that we were on the television show,” Justin explained, “and my mom was his guardian for like six months.” That’s how the bond between the two Mousketeers went deeper than most. “We were probably a little closer that the rest of the kids that were on the show just because we had to share a bathroom.”
Clips of the guys at the time show that they definitely had chemistry, but Justin admits that he and Ryan were also partners in crime off camera as well. “We used to do terrible things… I was like, ‘What you want to do, thug?’ And he was like, ‘I don’t know, cuz,’ because that’s definitely how we talked.” Their hefty rap sheet includes vehicle theft…sorta. “We stole a golf cart. You know what it’s like on a backlot. There’s just golf carts everywhere. So, we stole the golf cart and we drove into MGM Studios, which is totally illegal by the way.” Mickey would be appalled! Maybe they did it to impress little Britney Spears.
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