By now, you’ve probably heard that Justin Timberlake did indeed attend a Marine Corps birthday ball last night in Richmond, Va., with Cpl. Kelsey De Santis. The Corps has released the photograph above, and there are others floating around online.
Timberlake just weighed in on the experience on his website. To say he appreciated the evening would appear to be an understatement. A passage from his note:
To all of you that serve every day for us… Ensuring our freedom, I say: My deepest gratitude to you. I’ve met so many of my heroes… From Michael Jordan to Michael Jackson. And, nothing makes me feel more honor and pride than when I get to meet one of you. Last night changed my life and I will never forget it.
It’s well worth reading the entire message.
UPDATE: 9:50 a.m., Nov. 14: De Santis posted a single message on Twitter about the experience here:
The ball was epic! Had a wonderful time.