Before their romances were splashed all over the tabloids, Ryan Gosling and Britney Spears were just two kids singing songs for the Mickey Mouse Club. But, as kids do, Gosling did admit that he got into a bit mischief with his neighbour and co-star, and sometimes that led to kissing.
Referring to the former X Factor judge as his “girl next door,”; the Place Beyond the Pines star told U.K.’s The Sunday Times Style magazine of meeting Spears at age 12, “Britney was a sweetheart. She lived right above me, the girl next door. The little girl I used to play basketball and spin the bottle with.”;
As we all know, Spears, 31, soon moved on to another Mickey Mouse Club member, Justin Timberlake, whom she dated from 1999 to 2002. Gosling, 32, said of keeping in touch with his MMC pals, “Not really. I mean, sometimes you are at the same event, but it’s a lot like I imagine what it’s like to run into someone from elementary school.”;
Adding of the talent that came out of the Disney show (i.e. Christina Aguilera, Keri Russell, Spears, Gosling, Timberlake), “It is remarkable, but it isn’t, in a way. Now you have the X Factor and all that stuff, but back then it wasn’t around. You give these kids an unparalleled work ethic which is why you see the difference between “NSYNC and those other bands, and between Britney and Christina and the other girls.”;
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