Jessica Biel on Her Engagement Ring from Justin Timberlake: I Had No Say Whatsoever
“I had no say whatsoever [in the ring]. I don’t micromanage,” the actress, 30, tells InStyle, on newsstands Friday.
“He is fearless in his choices and has a real eye for design. And I’ll be honest: He has better taste than I do,” she added.
Timberlake proposed to his blushing Total Recall bride-to-be, 30, in December 2011 with a vintage-style, square-cut diamond engagement ring; the two had been dating on and off for more than four years.
In the August 2012 magazine, the typically private star opens up about their relationship and much more.
Biel says she puts her relationship with the 31-year-old singer first and that they try their best to spend enough time with each another.
“Justin and I have a rule that we don’t let a certain amount of time go by without seeing each other, but it doesn’t always work. Sometimes you are both working and it just happens. But from here on out, I want to participate in making smart choices for the relationship,” she added.
Biel, who grew up in Colorado, also revealed what she learned about love from her parents.
“The best thing I learned from them is that you have to put your relationship first. You need to make time for your partner. It is really easy to let that go by the wayside. It’s easy to say, ‘Hey. I’ll see you later. I love you.’ And you can’t do that.”
The actress, who is reportedly planning a blowout summer wedding, believes she’s finally in a relationship where she can be herself and maintain her individuality.
“In my earlier experiences with relationships, I really was vulnerable to somebody else’s personality, hobbies, and way of life. But as I’ve gotten older, I’ve become proud of the traits that make me who I am.”
“Maintaining my individuality is really important to me because otherwise I can easily slip into somebody else’s life,” she said. “So I’m glad I’m getting better at it. It’s a process, but it’s getting simpler.”
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