Pair starred in the Mickey Mouse Club with 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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