Justin Timberlake says fatherhood ‘changes everything’

TORONTO, Oct. 12 (UPI) — Justin Timberlake says fatherhood has turned his life upside down.

The 35-year-old singer revealed in an interview with the Today show how Silas, his 18-month-old son with wife Jessica Biel, has dramatically influenced his life, including his new music.

“It changes everything,” Timberlake told host and fellow dad Willie Geist. “You literally, you just, like, wake up [and] look in the mirror and go, ‘I have no idea what I’m doing.'”

“I would’ve never written a song like ‘Can’t Stop the Feeling,'” he said. “I don’t know that it was directly inspired to be something that my son could listen to of mine, [but] there’s a lot of music that he can’t listen to of mine, at least not yet.”

“It’s crazy. There’s new appreciation for both of them — her and him. It’s humiliating and it’s humbling at the first time,” the star added. “You watch her realize she has a gear she didn’t have and then you go, ‘Whoa!'”

Timberlake and Biel married in Fasano, Italy, in 2012, and welcomed Silas in April 2015. Biel had shared similar sentiments about parenthood during a Today show appearance in May.

“It does change things because you have a first-hand experience of how difficult it is to have a kid,” the actress said at the time. “How many diapers they need a day. How many wipes you use … It really changes your perspective massively.”

“I definitely have that unit feeling,” she added of her family. “It’s a good feeling. It’s very insular and it feels like it’s you against the world and you can do anything. It’s kind of that aspirational feeling, I guess.”

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Timberlake recorded and released “Can’t Stop the Feeling” for the Trolls soundtrack. The singer will voice Branch in the animated film, which co-stars Anna Kendrick and opens in theaters Nov. 4.


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