Justin Timberlake down to duet with Britney Spears

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  • The couple split in 2002
  • Timberlake said he didn't know she wanted to work with him

(CNN)Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears are so far from ever getting back together, but that doesn't mean they can't still make beautiful music together.

The pair dated from 1999-2002 and there was much mourning by fans when they split. And sad as it was, some great music came out of it (cue Timberlake's hit "Cry Me A River").
    During a recent Q & A with the radio show "Most Requested Live with Romeo," Spears rattled off a few artists she'd like to collaborate with and noted, "Justin Timberlake is very good."
    Apparently, Timberlake has been busy with both his toddler and his Netflix concert film "Justin Timberlake + the Tennessee Kids" and had not heard.
    But when E! News asked him about it at the Toronto International Film Festival premiere, he sounded surprised and delighted.
    "She did?" Timberlake asked. "Sure! Absolutely, absolutely, I apologize for not being in the know."
    And he added, "I'm accessible, give us a call!"