Celeb Parents Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel Want Their Sons to Be Kids "For as Long as Possible"
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel are parents to two sons, Silas and Phineas, and they love raising their family. The pair, who wed back in 2012, welcomed their first son in 2015, followed by their second baby boy in 2020.
If you've ever wondered what it would look like to mix Biel's coveted cheekbones with Timberlake's gorgeous baby blues, then you'll have to keep wondering, because the power couple keep their mini mes mostly out of the spotlight. Though they've posted photos of their boys on social media over the years, we've rarely gotten a good glimpse at their sons' faces. Timberlake explained the reason for that on Dax Shepard's "Armchair Expert" podcast back in January 2021, saying, "I try to be conscious of making sure we can live a life where we're not weirdly private."
He added: "But we're conscious of making sure they can be kids for as long as possible and not have the weight of somebody else treating them differently because of something that their parents do."
Though Timberlake and Biel already seem to have their hands full with their little ones and busy careers, could they one day expand their family again? In 2018, before giving birth to her youngest, Biel told Entertainment Tonight, "I think it would be amazing to have a bigger family."
Ahead, get to know Biel and Timberlake's two kids and see their cutest photos.
Timberlake and Biel welcomed their first son, Silas Randall, into the world on April 11, 2015. According to People, Silas was named after Timberlake's grandfather and great-grandfather. Silas also has the same middle name as his singer dad, per ABC 7.
Back in 2021, Timberlake opened up about how Silas felt about becoming a big brother during an appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" (via People) saying, "Silas is super excited." "Right now he's very much liking [having a brother]," he added at the time. "But, you know, Phin can't walk yet or chase him down, so, I don't know, we'll see what happens."
Of Silas's interests at the time, Timberlake shared, "He is [musical], but he's into Legos and tennis and . . . we got him a Nintendo Switch . . . I don't know if you've ever seen a child when you threaten to take their technology away, but it's like, 'Come on, Daddy, don't do me that way!'" The singer added that Silas likes golf but he doesn't want to pressure him too hard to be into the same things as his dad. "He's fast and he's active, so he's very good at tennis."
Despite having two famous parents, Silas, apparently, isn't fazed by their many accomplishments. While on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" in May 2021, Biel shared that Silas is familiar with his father's music but has a nonchalant attitude toward it. "Whenever he hears Daddy's song, he'll go, 'Oh yeah, that's Dad. No big deal, whatever,'" she recalled.
Biel and Timberlake welcomed their second child, a son named Phineas, in the summer of 2020, though his exact birth date is still unknown. Despite news of Phineas's birth circulating that fall, it wasn't until January 2021 that we found out more about their newest addition, as Timberlake first talked about his youngest son while on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."
"He's awesome and so cute," the singer shared at the time, per People. "Nobody's sleeping, but we're thrilled. We're thrilled and couldn't be happier. Very grateful."
Of him and Biel going from one kid to two, Timberlake joked: "We don't see each other anymore and . . . no, it's a lot of fun. But I guess the saying goes, 'Go from a zone defense to a man-to-man really quickly.' You sort of, like, split, 'You go get that one, I'll get this one!'"
A few months later in June, Biel appeared on Dax Shepard's "Armchair Expert" podcast, where she revealed that she'd had her youngest son in secret, though not on purpose. "It wasn't like it was supposed to be a secret," she said. "It was, just, COVID happened, and then I went to Montana with my family and never left."
It's unclear whether Phineas has a middle name like his older brother, but we do know he has a sweet nickname: Phin!