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Jessica Simpson reveals Justin Timberlake couldn’t let go of bet he made with Ryan Gosling over who could kiss her first

Justin and Ryan made a bet to see who could kiss Jessica first (Picture: GC Images)

Jessica Simpson has revealed that Justin Timberlake and Ryan Gosling once made a bet with each other on who could kiss her first.

Turns out it was Justin that ended up winning, as he and Jessica kissed following her divorce from ex-husband Nick Lachey – and JT made sure to rub it in Ryan’s face, despite the bet being made when they were just 12 years old.

Surely they would have let that one go, right? Wrong.

Jessica explained on Jimmy Kimmel Live! that as soon as she kissed Justin, the first thing he did was text Ryan to say he’d won the bet.

You could have guessed, but it’s safe to say he and Jessica didn’t kiss again…

She said: ‘After [my] divorce [from Nick Lachey] and [when Justin] was out of a relationship, he was, like, over at my house, we shared a nostalgic kiss.

‘I thought, “Oh, this is interesting,” and [then Justin] took his phone out and started typing. I was like, “Okay, I hope that’s not, like, another girl…”‘

Jessica continued: ‘But apparently him and Ryan Gosling had a bet on who would kiss me first when they were 12-years-old. So, he texted Ryan and said he won the bet.

‘I was like, “Oh, okay. Um… we don’t kiss again. That’s done.”‘

Jessica ended up kissing Justin years later and he made sure to rub it in Ryan’s face (Picture: Getty Images)

Jessica first met JT and Ryan back when they were just kids during their Mickey Mouse Club days. She had auditioned for the show when she was 12, alongside the likes of Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears, and while she made it to the semi-finals, she wasn’t selected to be in it.

Justin and Ryan made the cut, as did Christina and Britney, but it sounds like Jessica was the one that caught the boys’ eye.

Years later, she went on to marry ex Nick in 2002 after meeting four years earlier at a party in 1998.

Jessica split from ex-husband Nick in 2005 (Picture: WireImage)

The couple announced their split three years later and in her new memoir, Open Book, Jessica has detailed their messy divorce and says she doesn’t know how Nick couldn’t have seen their split coming, like he claims.

‘We had been together almost seven years when I told Nick, “I think I want a divorce,”‘ Simpson said in an excerpt obtained by The Blast.

‘I don’t know how [he was blindsided]. At that point we were not even speaking to each other. Maybe he was just shocked that I stood up for myself. I don’t think he ever thought I would take the leap.’

Jessica, now married to Eric Johnson who she has three kids with, also discusses her battle with alcohol in her book, as well as her past relationships – including the time she dated singer John Mayer.

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