Justin Timberlake is a first-time dad as well as a first-time Oscar nominee. Recently, he sat down with The Hollywood Reporter to open up about the “childhood trauma” that has resurfaced in parenthood. The singer was coy about the precise experiences that trouble him but said becoming a father helped him understand his own past.
“You go through your life with your own traumas, big and small, and think, ‘It’s not that bad, I have a lot to be thankful for, my parents did the best they could,’ ” he said. “But then you have a child of your own, and suddenly it opens all the floodgates, and you’re like, ‘No, no, no! That childhood trauma really did f— me up!‘”