AceShowbiz - Justin Timberlake has laughed off his startling run-in with notorious celebrity prankster Vitalii Sediuk. The former NSYNC member shared his hilarious response on Instagram after being ambushed by the former Ukrainian reporter at Paris Fashion Week.
The 38-year-old singer/actress made a funny reference to the social media-famous mischief-maker when sharing photos of him and his wife Jessica Biel from the Louis Vuitton Spring 2020 fashion show on Instagram on Wednesday, October 2. "Last night at @louisvuitton. Human anklet not included," he captioned the snaps.
He added a shout-out to fashion designer and the creative director of the house of Louis Vuitton, Nicolas Ghesquiere, "Congrats on the collection @nicolasghesquiere!"
Meanwhile, Jessica ignored the prankster drama while documenting her and Justin's appearance at the Paris Fashion Week. "Last night in Paris, in @louisvuitton. Thank you @nicolasghesquiere and congrats on another beautiful show. #LVSS20," she wrote along with their pictures at the event.
Justin and Jessica were making their way to Louis Vuitton's Paris Fashion Week show on Monday when Vitalii suddenly grabbed his foot and clung onto it as if trying to prevent the star from walking away. Security guards eventually removed the red carpet prankster and kept the situation under control.
The couple seemed to be a bit flustered after the incident, but no one was harmed. "Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel were understandably shaken up and startled after this stranger jumped out at them," a source told E! News. "Once inside, Jessica was comforting Justin and rubbing his shoulder." The two sat front row at the fashion show.
Vitalii posted a cryptic message on his Instagram Stories prior to the ambush. He shared a photo of Justin and Jessica, and captioned it, "It's been a while since I saw Justin Timberlake at the Grammys. Nothing has changed with the exception that we both have beards now." He added a smirk and devil horns emoji, hinting that he was up to no good.
Vitalii previously got slapped by Will Smith when he tried to kiss the actor at the premiere of "Men in Black 3" in Moscow in 2012. He crashed the stage at the 2013 Grammy Awards when Adele received her award, and tackled Bradley Cooper at the 2014 Screen Actors Guild Awards.