It shouldn’t come as a shock to anyone who’s seen them chatting on Late Night, or cracking each other up on SNL, but Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake are friends in real life. In addition to warming our hearts, it makes perfect sense: They’re both young, in the biz and have a penchant for comedy.
But how friendly are they? Timberlake sounded off about the depths of their friendship in his piece for Time’s 100 Most Influential People:
Picture this: I’m in the heart of an impromptu speech at my wedding reception in front of 150 guests, pouring it out to my lovely new bride. You could hear a pin drop. I paused for just a moment in between thoughts. And then there was Jimmy, shouting a joke from his seat, sparking an improv between the two of us that went on for a good five or tenminutes and had all our guests roaring with laughter. Interrupting the groom’s speech at the wedding reception? Cracking jokes when your buddy is looking desperately for the words to say that he hopes his wife will remember forever? It turned into a moment that everyone there will remember forever.
Anyone else would have bombed on that stage. And then I would have kicked their ass.
Sounds like the makings of a fine bromance.