Pop beauty Britney Spears has spoken out about her mixed feelings for ex-boyfriend Justin Timberlake.

The OVERPROTECTED singer, who is nearing the end of a one-year career break, split from her childhood sweetheart last year (02), and while Justin has dated a string of beauties before current love Cameron Diaz, Britney has had less luck in the romance department.

However, she concedes, "I'll always have feelings for Justin. OK, not have feelings for him - but he'll always have a special place in my heart. He was my first love, after all."

She adds, "It's more exciting when you don't have a boyfriend. You get so excited about the stupidest of things."

31/07/2003 22:36