Yahoo! searches on the engagement soared following the initial report. Lookups for "justin timberlake engaged" spiked 4,877%. Related searches for "justin timberlake jessica biel rumors" roared to a 1,913% gain, and queries on "justin timberlake and jessica biel engaged" jumped 1,467%.
The couple, who have been dating for some time, are known for their fiercely private natures when it comes to their relationship. The recent announcement appears to be no exception. Thus far, neither has spoken out. According to People, Timberlake popped the question during a recent vacation. Timberlake apparently gave Biel a "custom-designed" ring.
Timberlake's grandmother has spoken out about the good news. Sadie Bomar told blog Gossip Cop, "He called me on Christmas Day and told me he's engaged ... the family loves Jessie ... she's a very sweet girl."
While Timberlake and Biel have been together for some time, they did break up for a brief period in 2011. Prior to Biel, Timberlake dated Britney Spears and Cameron Diaz. Biel was linked with "Captain America" star Chris Evans for several years.
No word on when the wedding will be, but expect it to be a hot ticket in Hollywood.