Gushing over the sweet couple, a confidante revealed:
We can't believe it!
At least, according to sources close to the actor, who claims that he fell HARD for Justin Timberlake's new bride while they both filmed the romantic comedy Playing For Keeps together back in 2011…but he just wasn't ready to relinquish his womanizing ways, and she wasn't planning on waiting around for him to do so!
"Gerard doesn’t have many regrets but not treating Jessica with the respect she deserved while they dated is one of them. He genuinely believes she was the one that got away. Jessica liked Gerard a lot, she was into his boyish nature, but she wanted something more serious. She was ready to settle down. That’s why after getting close on the set of Playing for Keeps back in 2011, their relationship soon fizzled out. He still thinks he missed out. He just wasn’t man enough to admit the feelings he had for her at the time."
And clearly, she wasted no time rekindling her relationship with JT!
We just want to stop and quickly imagine a universe where THESE TWO are married instead of the current arrangement!
Yeah…SORRY! We can't do it!
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