Jamie Lynn Spears shares throwback photo of sister Britney Spears and her ex Justin Timberlake from 2001

Jamie Lynn, who was 10 years old back then, shared the picture from the New York City release party for 'Britney', the pop singer's third album


                            Jamie Lynn Spears shares throwback photo of sister Britney Spears and her ex Justin Timberlake from 2001
Britney Spears with Justin Timberlake in 2002 (Getty Images)

The holidays are a time to look back at memories of good times gone past and Jamie Lynn Spears has done just that, posting a picture of herself, her sister Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and Natalie Portman from 2001.

Jamie Lynn, who was 10 years old back then, shared the picture from the New York City release party for 'Britney', the pop singer's third album and features the four captured mid-laugh.

Lynn posted the picture on Friday, remarking "Nothing like childhood memories....#FBF #YoungJL" The picture has got a lot of fans reminiscing about a very specific time in pop culture history — when Britney Spears and her then-boyfriend Justin Timberlake were pop star royalty.

The two stars first met on the sets of Disney's 'The Mickey Mouse Club', which they both starred in, and later would date from 1999 to 2002. It is widely believed that Justin Timberlake's song 'Cry Me a River' is about his relationship with Britney Spears.

In October, actress Natalie Portman revealed to etonline.com how she and Britney Spears came to be friends. "We, very coincidentally, were understudies for the same show when we were kids. So we both were, like, child actresses," said Portman.

"And she understudied and then she got the part in The Mickey Mouse Club and she left and I took over for her. And so then when we were, like, 18 and both of us had had different careers — she obviously became a pop icon and I was acting — and then we met up again and we were like, 'We both had the same first job. That's wild'."

The careers of all four stars in the picture (Jamie Lynn is an actress now in her own right) have diverged in wildly different ways. The picture is a fun look back in time, and is doubtless bringing memories back for many devoted fans online.