Justin Timberlake is set to marry his long-time girlfriend Jessica Biel, according to the singer-turned-actor's Grandmother Sadie Bomar. The rumor-mill went into overdrive last week with some sources claiming Justin had popped the question on Christmas Day, though the speculation had remained pure conjecture - until now.
Spilling the beans to website Gossip Cop.com, Grandma Timberlake gushed, "He called me on Christmas Day and told me he's engaged". Bomar explained how Justin asked her not to discuss the news in public "until after the holidays" and also spoke of how the family "loves Jessie", adding, "She's a very sweet girl". According to People magazine, the Social Network star got down on one knee during a romantic vacation in Montana - he is said to have presented Biel with a custom-designed engagement ring. It's not the first time that Grannie Bomar has revealed information about Justin's private life - during a whirlwind of rumors concerning a possible breakup in 2009, she told the UK's Daily Mail, "Jessica was keen to marry, but Justin isn't ready.He's busy writing new material and he works hard to be successful, he's really focused on that. Justin does his own thing and he isn't ready to marry just yet". Since then, Timberlake seems to have put his music career on hold having turned his attention to movies - he was lauded for his turn as Sean Parker in David Fincher's 'The Social Network' and became a leading man in thriller 'In Time'. Just this week, Elton John personally selected Justin as his "No.1" choice to play him in the forthcoming biopic 'Rocketman' - a request the 30-year-old is said to be taking "very seriously".
Though there is no word on a specific wedding date, sources claim Justin and Jessica could tie the knot before the year's out.