'No idea it was coming': Jessica Biel reveals details of Justin Timberlake's 'hilarious' proposal

On The Late Late Show With James Corden Wednesday, Jessica Biel, after all these years, finally revealed details about how Justin Timberlake proposed to her in late 2011. Biel said it was incredibly sweet and unexpected…and hilarious, but that part was most likely unintended.

The couple were at a property they owned in Montana at the time, and had just finished a day of snowboarding. Biel explained that they still had all their gear on, and that the snow was about waist deep, which immediately made an impact on the proposal.

“All of a sudden he gets down onto his knees and just sinks into the snow,” Biel said. “And then he looks up at me and holds up this ring and it was the most lovely, surprising, hilarious…” Corden interjected, “You had no idea it was coming.” “No,” Biel replied.

Corden couldn’t get past the fact that Timberlake proposed in the snow after a day of snowboarding with the ring on him. And as it turns out, Timberlake’s timing created obstacles for Biel as well.

“I should have thought about it because I had this huge glove on,” Biel said. “So I was, like, ripping a glove off, and…” Corden interrupted, saying, “For the first time, I’m questioning Justin Timberlake. Now I think about it. Now I think about it. I think this is a nuts way to propose, but I love that he did it.” “That’s just confidence, I guess,” Biel replied. “Yeah, well, he’s not lacking in confidence,” Corden said. “That’s why we love the chap.”

The couple will be celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary this October.

Video transcript

JESSICA BIEL: It was so nice and so sweet and so unexpected. I had no idea it was coming. We were in Montana on a piece of property that we owned at the time. We had snowboarded all day. It was in the middle of the winter, waist high snow.

KYLIE MAR: On "The Late Late Show with James Corden" Wednesday, Jessica Biel revealed details about how Justin Timberlake proposed to her in late 2011. It seems as though Timberlake hadn't thought everything through.

JESSICA BIEL: And all of a sudden, he gets down onto his knees and just sinks into the snow. And then he looks up at me and pulls up this ring. It was the most lovely, surprising, hilarious--

JAMES CORDEN: You had no idea it was coming?

JESSICA BIEL: No.

KYLIE MAR: Everything clearly worked out as the couple will be celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary this fall, but Corden had a hard time understanding Timberlake's thought process at the time.

JAMES CORDEN: Bold to go skiing with a ring in your pocket.

JESSICA BIEL: Yeah.

JAMES CORDEN: That's not a decision I would make. That can only backfire. That is so--

JESSICA BIEL: I never thought about that.

JAMES CORDEN: That it's only if you're some kind of Maverick.

JESSICA BIEL: Wow.

KYLIE MAR: As it turns out, Timberlake's timing created obstacles for Biel as well.

JESSICA BIEL: I should have thought about it because I had the huge glove on. So I was always like ripping a glove off and--

JAMES CORDEN: For first time, I'm questioning Justin Timberlake. Now I think about it. Now I think about it. I think this is a nuts way to propose but I love that he did it.

JESSICA BIEL: That's his confidence, I guess.

JAMES CORDEN: Yeah.

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