Justin Timberlake Shares Rare Photos of His Son in an Emotional Father's Day Post

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Photo credit: Photo from Justin Timberlake's Instaggram. - Instagram
Photo credit: Photo from Justin Timberlake's Instaggram. - Instagram

From Oprah Magazine

  • Justin Timberlake shared several photos of himself with his five-year-old son, Silas Randall.

  • He also wrote an emotional note about raising a kid while America reckons with its racist history and the importance of teaching love and acceptance.

In celebration of Father's Day, Justin Timberlake shared several photos of his son, Silas Randall, who turned five on April 8, and is Timberlake's only child with wife Jessica Biel.

In the caption, Timberlake reflected on raising a kid today as America reckons with its racist history, and talked about the importance of imparting lessons about equality early in life.

"We try to teach our son to love and to respect everyone—we teach him that all people are all created equal, and that no one should be treated differently because of the color of their skin. We teach him this because one day, he will go on to teach his kids the same. It’s a cycle," Timberlake wrote. "And right now, as we all work to undo generations of discrimination that have plagued our system and our communities across this country... I’m reminded today that the first lessons start at home."




In the caption, the Memphis-bred musician also thanked his own family for raising him to believe all people are equal, and also for accepting new viewpoints that he has shared with them as time has gone on.

"I'm grateful for both of my dads and my mother for teaching me those lessons from the beginning," he said. "And for listening to me when I had something to say that they hadn’t learned. I pray for that humility with my own son."

The 39-year-0ld has been outspoken on social media about the killing of Breonna Taylor and other instances of police brutality.

He's also gotten candid about the struggles of parenting in a pandemic. In an April interview with SiriusXM, Timberlake, who is protective of Silas's privacy, spoke about his family's life in quarantine, talking about the challenges of being home all day with a young child.

"We’re doing good," Timberlake said. "We’re mostly commiserating over the fact that...24-hour parenting is just not human."

Biel shared a photo of her and Silas for her son's birthday, echoing Timberlake's sentiments about the chaos, writing "This little man is five today! We’re at home, covered in legos and birthday cake right now." She also said that they made donations to Save the Children and Feeding America to help families struggling during the coronavirus pandemic.



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