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Selfish to the core

Jessica Biel has revealed that her relationship with Justin Timberlake works because they’re both “selfish”.

The actress — who married the singer at a ceremony in Italy in 2012 — said there were “a lot of similarities” between them, especially the fact they are “very career-oriented”.

In an interview with Marie Claire magazine for its February issue, the Total Recall actress said: “We really have a lot of similarities. We believe in loyalty, honesty. We like to have fun. Also, in the business, we’re very career-oriented, and you have to be a little selfish. I understand that about my peers - about being focused and driven — and if you have someone who shares the same values as you, it’s like, ‘Score!’”

Biel and Timberlake have a son, Silas, two, and the singer has previously said he would love to have a daughter with her. 

He told The Hollywood Reporter: “I feel really inspired to be in this room. People like Angelina (Jolie), Sherry (Lansing), Shonda (Rhimes), Nancy (Dubuc) and you strong women that are younger than me ... Oh my God, I’ve got to have a daughter. I’m ruined after today.

“To the men in this room ... I think we actually are here because we deserve the opportunity to speak up, to say when something is not right. We need to get on board. It’s not a responsibility, it’s our privilege. It’s our privilege because at the end of the day if you can be lucky enough to be raised by a strong woman and convince a strong woman (Jessica Biel) to marry you, you will realise that we are nothing without the strength of women.”

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