Watch Justin Timberlake Surprise Ellen DeGeneres With A Sweet Birthday Gift

Anyone who has seen “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” knows DeGeneres love surprises—and Justin Timberlake.

So as her 60th birthday rolled around, it was only fitting that Timberlake had a surprise of his own up his sleeve for the beloved talk show host.

On the episode that will air on her birthday, Jan. 26, Timberlake appears via satellite with a special message for DeGeneres.

“Hey baby. I’m rehearing for the Super Bowl, rehearsing for the tour. I’m so sorry I can’t be there to kick off your birthday week,” he said. “You know I’d like to be there but I need to make sure we are great.”

Of course, that’s not at all. The “Filthy” singer then serenaded DeGeneres—with the help of his band The Tennessee Kids—with a version of “Happy Birthday” and had a bouquet of pink peonies delivered to her.

Watch the sweet moment below:

While Timberlake did refuse to confirm any rumors about special guests at his Super Bowl performance, he also invited DeGeneres to join him.

“You’re welcome to come out with me if you want,” he said. “You’re very good at dancing too.”

DeGeneres declined the offer, but did ask him to send her a secret sign during the performance.

“I know there’s a lot going on but during the performance, could you give some kind of signal so I know you’re thinking of me? Like a dance move and a rubbing of the stomach… ?”


He agreed, saying, “Well, you are my other girl. Although that feels creepy doesn’t it.”

Aw, Justin, we sure do love your sense of humor!


Although seriously amazing, Timberlake wasn’t even the only musical treat DeGeneres received for her birthday. Guest Kristen Bell gave the birthday girl a shirt with the saying “It took 60 years to look this good.”

Bell then introduced her husband, Dax Shepard, who apparently wrote an original song about how DeGeneres made 60 look “so sexy”. The actor, all dressed up in a white tuxedo, sang: “You make 60 look so sexy. I know Portia’s your girl, but if you were single and straight I’d rock your world.”

Other lyrics included, “If I could be with you, I’d be the luckiest guy then you could hook me up with a check from Shutterfly” and “You get better with time, like a really fine wine and did I mention all your money?”

We do have to point out that the voice doing the singing sounds an awful lot like John Legend, but we’ll say it’s totally Shepard because that makes it all the more hilarious.

Happy Birthday, Ellen!