Justin Timberlake in 2008. (Stephen Lovekin/GETTY IMAGES)

“In my 30 years, she is the most special person,” Timberlake told the magazine. “I don’t want to say much more, because I have to protect things that are dear to me — for instance, her.” The couple, who started dating in 2007, confirmed their split in March.

As for his first public love, Britney Spears, he said the two “haven’t spoken in nine or 10 years.” Maybe he’s just trying to forget the time they wore matching denim to an awards show?

Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake arrive at the 28th Annual American Music Awards in 2001. (MARK J. TERRILL/AP)

(Source: Vanity Fair)