Jimmy Fallon talks Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake’s 2002 split: ‘We used to hang out all the time’

Justin Timberlake’s bestie Jimmy Fallon wasn’t afraid to spill the tea during his Thursday appearance on Watch What Happens Live. Fallon played a game of “Plead the Fifth” where host Andy Cohen quickly asked him about an important year – 2002.

That was both the year that he became friends with Timberlake and the year that Timberlake and Britney Spears split.

Fallon confirmed that his pal did tell him why they broke up and added that Spears’ name will occasionally come up in conversation with Timberlake.

He also added, “We used to hang out all the time with Britney as well. That’s how we met each other on Saturday Night Live. I remember going to a Super Bowl party at Planet Hollywood that Britney and Justin were having. It was just really fun.” 

“At the time did you think, ‘These two are never breaking up. This is amazing,’” Cohen asked.

Fallon gave the host a funny skeptical look, shaking his head no.

But he wasn’t always as forthcoming about Timberlake. When a caller asked if Timberlake plans to include Janet Jackson in his Super Bowl half-time show, Fallon replied, “That’s top secret.”

See photos of Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake together:

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(NO TABLOIDS) Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake during The 2000 MTV Video Music Awards at the Radio City Music Hall in New York, NY. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
Chris Kirkpatrick, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears and Joey Fatone (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
383913 01: Pop singer Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake of ''N SYNC leave the Newsroom restaurant after having lunch together January 4, 2001 in Beverly Hills, CA. (Photo by Jason Kirk/Online USA)
Britney Spears & Justin Timberlake of NSYNC at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears and Chris Kirkpatrick (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
UNITED STATES - JULY 01: Photo of Britney SPEARS and Justin TIMBERLAKE; with Justin Timberlake from N'Sync (Photo by Christina Radish/Redferns)
Singer Britney Spears (L) and her boyfriend, Justin Timberlake of 'N Sync, warm up prior to the celebrity basketball game at the pop band's 'Challenge for the Children III' charity event at the Thomas & Mack Center July 29, 2001 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
396961 02: (ITALY OUT) Singer Britney Spears and her boyfriend Justin Timberlake attend the Britney Spears and Jive Records Release Party for Britney's new album 'Britney' November 6, 2001 in New York City. (Photo by Arnaldo Magnani/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 01: Photo of Britney SPEARS; with Justin Timberlake (Photo by Christina Radish/Redferns)
UNITED STATES - CIRCA 2002: Hostess Britney Spears and host Justin Timberlake at SuperBowl Party at Planet Hollywood to raise funds for their charities. (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake during Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears Host 'Saturday Night Live' - After Party - February 2, 2002 at New York City in New York, NY, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
400521 01: Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake arrive to host a Super Bowl XXXVI fundraiser February 3, 2002 at Planet Hollywood in New York City. Britney and Justin will unveil personally designed T-Shirts to be sold at Planet Hollywood with the proceeds benefiting their favorite charities. (Photo by Diane L. Cohen/Getty Images)
(NO TABLOIDS) Justin Timberlake & Britney Spears during Super Bowl XXXVI - Britney Spears & Justin Timberlake Host Super Bowl Fundraiser at Planet Hollywood Times Square at the Planet Hollywood Times Square in New York City, NY. (Photo by Denise Trusc
10 Feb. 2002: Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake watch the 2002 NBA All Star Game at the First Union Center in Philadelphia, PA. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consentingto the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory copyright notice and Credit: Copyright 2002 NBAE Photo By: Andy Hayt/NBAE/Getty Images
Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears at the 'NBA All-Star Game' at the First Union Center in Philadelphia, Pa. 2/10/02 Photo by Scott Gries/NBAE/ImageDirect
PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 10: Pop superstars Britney Spears (R) and boyfriend Justin Timberlake (L) talk as they sit courtside at the NBA All-Star Game 10 February 2002 in Philadelphia. (Photo credit should read TOM MIHALEK/AFP/Getty Images)
Britney Spears and boyfriend Justin Timberlake arrive at the premiere of her movie 'Crossroads' at the Mann Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, Ca., Feb. 11, 2002. (photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)
Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
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“He has so many ideas for this thing. It’s going to be the biggest show ever,” Fallon said of his friend.

He also played a game of “Shag, Marry, Kill,” with fellow late-night hosts Jimmy Kimmel, James Corden, and Stephen Colbert.  

“I’m friends with all of them,” he prefaced his picks. “Me and Kimmel have already shagged, so I’ll shag Jimmy. I will marry Colbert.” 

And though he admitted he’d kill Corden, he noted, “It will be a funny British way of killing. It will be a Monty Python way of killing.”

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ORLANDO, FL - APRIL 06: Jimmy Fallon (r), his wife Nancy Juvonen and daugthers Winnie and Frances greet the audience during the Grand Opening of Universal Orlando's Newest Attraction 'Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon' at Universal Orlando on April 6, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images )
ORLANDO, FL - APRIL 06: Jimmy Fallon speaks during the Grand Opening of Universal Orlando's Newest Attraction 'Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon' at Universal Orlando on April 6, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images )
ORLANDO, FL - APRIL 06: Jimmy Fallon, his wife Nancy Juvonen and daugthers Winnie and Frances cut the ribbon during the Grand Opening of Universal Orlando's Newest Attraction 'Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon' at Universal Orlando on April 6, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images )
ORLANDO, FL - APRIL 06: Jimmy Fallon dances with his daughter Winnie Rose during the Grand Opening of Universal Orlando's Newest Attraction 'Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon' at Universal Orlando on April 6, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images )
ORLANDO, FL - APRIL 06: Jimmy Fallon, his wife Nancy Juvonen and daugthers Winnie and Frances laugh during the Grand Opening of Universal Orlando's Newest Attraction 'Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon' at Universal Orlando on April 6, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images )
ORLANDO, FL - APRIL 06: Jimmy Fallon dances with his daughter Winnie Rose during the Grand Opening of Universal Orlando's Newest Attraction 'Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon' at Universal Orlando on April 6, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images )
ORLANDO, FL - APRIL 06: General View of Universal Orlando's Newest Attraction 'Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon' at Universal Orlando on April 6, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images )
ORLANDO, FL - APRIL 06: Jimmy Fallon greets the audience during the parade at the Grand Opening of Universal Orlando's Newest Attraction 'Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon' at Universal Orlando on April 6, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images )
ORLANDO, FL - APRIL 06: General View of Universal Orlando's Newest Attraction 'Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon' at Universal Orlando on April 6, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images )
ORLANDO, FL - APRIL 06: Jimmy Fallon, his wife Nancy Juvonen and daugthers Winnie and Frances cut the ribbon during the Grand Opening of Universal Orlando's Newest Attraction 'Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon' at Universal Orlando on April 6, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images )
ORLANDO, FL - APRIL 06: Jimmy Fallon dances with his daughter Winnie Rose during the Grand Opening of Universal Orlando's Newest Attraction 'Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon' at Universal Orlando on April 6, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images )
ORLANDO, FL - APRIL 06: Jimmy Fallon (R) and Steve Higgins pose during the Grand Opening of Universal Orlando's Newest Attraction 'Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon' at Universal Orlando on April 6, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images )
ORLANDO, FL - APRIL 06: Jimmy Fallon, his wife Nancy Juvonen and daugthers Winnie and Frances laugh during the Grand Opening of Universal Orlando's Newest Attraction 'Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon' at Universal Orlando on April 6, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images )
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0651 -- Pictured: Host Jimmy Fallon during the monologue on April 3, 2017 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0653 -- Pictured: (l-r) Host Jimmy Fallon and actor Dwayne Johnson during 'Mascot Photobomb' on April 5, 2017 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
ORLANDO, FL - APRIL 03: General view of Universal Orlando's Newest Attraction 'Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon' at Universal Orlando on April 3, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Gerardo Mora/FilmMagic)
ORLANDO, FL - APRIL 03: Jimmy Fallon poses during a presentation for the media of the Universal Orlando's Newest Attraction 'Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon' at Universal Orlando on April 3, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Gerardo Mora/FilmMagic)
ORLANDO, FL - APRIL 03: Jimmy Fallon answers questions from the media during a presentation of the Universal Orlando's Newest Attraction 'Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon' at Universal Orlando on April 3, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Gerardo Mora/FilmMagic)
ORLANDO, FL - APRIL 06: Jimmy Fallon, his wife Nancy Juvonen and daugthers Winnie and Frances cut the ribbon during the Grand Opening of Universal Orlando's Newest Attraction 'Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon' at Universal Orlando on April 6, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images )
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