Justin Timberlake on Britney Spears' 2007 Breakdown

Aired on 09/19/2007 | CC tv-pg
In the early 2000s, Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake were the iconic power couple. They broke up in 2002, and just five years later, Britney seemed to be having a meltdown. Her head was shaved, and she was taped attacking a photographer with an umbrella. Later, we learned she had been hospitalized in a psychiatric ward for observation and was in the middle of a heated custody battle with ex-husband Kevin Federline.

How did Britney fall so quickly? What was really going on with the former Mouseketeer? Here, in a 2007 appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show, before Britney launched her comeback, Oprah asks Justin whether he has any insight into his troubled ex.