Pair starred in the Mickey Mouse Club with Justin Timberlake

Even though he’s currently loved up with Eva Mendes, Ryan Gosling has revealed that Britney Spears was his childhood sweetheart.

Ryan and Britney, 31, were members of the Mickey Mouse Club as kids, along with Christina Aguilera and Britney’s ex Justin Timberlake.

And Ryan says he used to love hanging out with the young singer.

Britney was a sweetheart,’ says Ryan, 32.

She lived right above me, the girl next door. The little girl I used to play basketball and spin the bottle with.’

Despite their childhood flirtation, Drive star Ryan says he rarely sees Brit anymore.

I mean, sometimes you are at the same event,’ the actor tells Metro.

But it’s a lot like I imagine what it’s like to run into someone from elementary school.’

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