Justin Timberlake dedicates music video to grandparents
March 20th, 2013
03:30 PM ET

Justin Timberlake dedicates music video to grandparents

It's easy to assume that Justin Timberlake's wife, Jessica Biel, could have served as inspiration for the singer's newest love song, "Mirrors." But when it comes to the track's music video, 32-year-old Timberlake went old school.

The beginning of the clip, which runs just over 8 minutes in length, opens with a dedication to "William and Sadie," who are his grandparents, MTV reports.

The video, in essence, is a retelling of their love story, as it flashes back between a retro romance that isn't without its hardships and an elderly couple reflecting on their past.

But appearances in the contemporary portions of the video are a bit deceiving - as MTV notes, it appears that those scenes also depict a grieving widow. Timberlake's grandfather reportedly passed late last year.

Giving more insight into the song itself, which has a refrain toward the end of "you are the love of my life," Timberlake explains on his website that it's about "someone that you feel like is your sort of other half" - not specifically about looking into a mirror.

"I think one of the most valuable things in a relationship is being able to constantly change and be [an] individual, but [still be able to] look to the other side of that relationship, that person that you're with, and know that they're changing as well ... but somehow you two can mirror each other."

More than one person has mentioned to the "20/20 Experience" artist that "Mirrors" could serve as a good wedding song, an idea Timberlake approves of.

"I find that interesting, too, that in wedding vows you say 'I do,' when I feel like what you should say is I will," he went on. "A relationship, when it's working, is constantly evolving. You want to know that that person that you're with is evolving with you. To know that the other half of that special part of your life is mirroring you, but also being an individual in their own is really what the song is about.

You can check out the music video below. What do you think?

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuZE_IRwLNI&w=450&h=315%5D

Filed under: Celebrities • Justin Timberlake • Music

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  1. daz all you got....don't worry we'll help you

    March 26, 2013 at 7:00 am | Report abuse |
  2. LISA

    YOU HAVE GOT TO SEE THIS http://www.google.com/aclk?sa=L&ai=CaXb8-ntRUfDLFaj76QG184DwCq2p68sDnauT6kTlqIyLsgEQAiC5VCgIUJqtncf______wFgyY70iISk7A_IAQGqBCBP0Iw5CSXmfyYqUdxRxBbDjFJdcHc0NkmtNaIAZ0HRcIAFkE6AB_WVjR8&num=5&sig=AOD64_2-XVFLOh5YjGkmzx1l77i6zuPP5w&ved=0CLIBENEM&adurl=http://basementsfinished.com&rct=j&q=basement+finishing

    March 26, 2013 at 6:50 am | Report abuse |
  3. Justin Timberlake is a true talent in our industry...

    i can't wait too see him in concert with jay z...yay

    March 25, 2013 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  4. agreed...they don't know what they are hearing and they don't know what is fake or real....

    thanks for defending me kind blogger.

    March 25, 2013 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  5. S.T.F.U.

    all you hacker troll idiots. we're all sick of your stupid comments here. Just shut the f.u. and take it somewhere else.

    March 25, 2013 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |

    In business we cannot say our business to everyone.....but what we know you were hacked in each time.....

    March 25, 2013 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  7. person

    thats sweet that he deticated his song to his grandparents. I like all of your songs justin.

    March 25, 2013 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
  8. Justin Timberlake is a talent in the music industry

    yet the music business is very very lonely at times....i do wish him well.

    March 23, 2013 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  9. 500,000 files on a band that has nothing on it....

    who approved this.....we didn't

    March 23, 2013 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  10. we know it blocks other websites...

    thanks for that newflash

    March 23, 2013 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  11. firefile

    we gotz our job backs in other area....

    March 23, 2013 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  12. normalem

    Reblogged this on normz512.

    March 22, 2013 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  13. She is not afraid of him anymore...life goes on however...

    and i say this too the public...never ever depend on cnn blogging -

    March 22, 2013 at 5:57 am | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      Some of us have to because our work blocks all other websites. d!ck.

      March 23, 2013 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  14. you just fed off of me in the last 10 minutes...

    dammit all you like --

    March 22, 2013 at 5:49 am | Report abuse |
  15. danielwalldammit

    Back in mah day, you couldn't dedicate a song ta yer grandparents; they'd disown ya! [/Grandpa voice]

    March 22, 2013 at 5:47 am | Report abuse |
  16. i cannot believe is still worried about suits, music and dancing..

    We will be good as friends...take the wall down...i do not have anymore material for hysterical anymore

    March 21, 2013 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Jessica M. doesn't care if he does not to sing, dance or hates suits.

    stop letting her repeat herself...

    March 21, 2013 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Jessica M. doesn't care if he does not sing, dance or hates suits.

    stop letting her repeat herself...

    March 21, 2013 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  19. M.A.P. (Mothers against poo)

    He's boring, self obsessed, worst kind of celebrity EVER!!! He startet as a mikey mouse loser and now he thinks he's gt hard core street cred? I'm sorry how does that work? Just because Timberlake wants some of the mouskateer profits does not make timberlanke 'cool'. He's a wannanbe through and through.

    March 21, 2013 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
    • Jimmy

      Haters gonna hate. What do you do for a living?

      March 21, 2013 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P. (Mothers against poo)

      I drop poo on losers who say haters at anyone who doesnt love their teeny bopper idol. splat on your head.

      March 21, 2013 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • your just taking the same feeds everyday...

      enuff ...

      March 21, 2013 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      enuf? you dont even have a name so I refuse to write to you. and you probably smell like turds.

      March 23, 2013 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  20. mukazzi

    This is not in reference to his love for his grandparents; this is about the OVER, OVER reporting of Timberlake as the white savior of R&B and Hip Hop: I'm only glad he successfully made it through potty training.

    March 21, 2013 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
  21. Jessica Timberlake is so high end...

    i want to tv in her bathroom while she's watching movies.

    March 20, 2013 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Justin Timberlake Loyalty

    He is one of the best in music history and we need too comment his efforts as a friend.

    March 20, 2013 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |

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