By Kyra Senese
RYAN GOSLING RECENTLY ADMITTED TO SHARING MORE THAN MEMORIES WITH FORMER FELLOW MOUSEKETEER BRITNEY SPEARS. Before their lives were changed by nose jobs and fame, the two shared an occasional kiss as pre-teens playing spin the bottle.
“Britney was a sweetheart,” Gosling told The Sunday Times. “She lived right above me, the girl next door. The little girl I used to play basketball and spin the bottle with.”
The Blue Valentine actor appeared on Disney Channel’s Micky Mouse Club in the early 90s with the former reigning pop princess, where he also shared some illicit knowledge about sex.
“I was just telling them what I’d heard about sex, you know, positions and stuff,” The Notebook star told Uk’s Heatworld in 2008. “Disney had a meeting with me, and they were like, ‘You’re not Disney material. We’re gonna kick you off the show if you say anything sexual again.’ “
Of course, Gosling was not the only Mouseketeer to share a kiss with Spears. Soon after her spin-the-bottle phase with Ryan Britney moved on to fellow Mickey Mouse Club co-star Justin Timberlake. The two pop stars carried on a very public romance spanning from 1999 to 2002.
When asked if he and Britney still are in contact, Gosling admitted, “Not really. I mean, sometimes you are at the same event…but it’s a lot like I imagine what it’s like to run into someone from elementary school.”
The Place Beyond the Pines star attributes the success of his Disney peers to their early training in the Mickey Mouse Club.
”You give these kids an unparalleled work ethic which is why you see the difference between ‘NSYNC and those other bands, and between Britney and Christina and the other girls,” Gosling said.
Kyra Senese is studying journalism at Columbia College In Chicago..