"The breakup was absolutely heartbreaking for me," the then-21-year-old singer admitted to in September 2002.
He continued, "I can't just have meaningless relationships with women.
Fans of Britney, meanwhile, have had their hopes of a musical reunion of her and her ex Justin Timberlake dashed forever.
Justin's camp denied there were plans for a duet, despite various rumours forming ahead of the much-hyped release of his next album.
The two, who met on the set of her steamy music video for "Slumber Party," were first linked romantically back in November when a since-deleted photo of the two surfaced on Asghari's Instagram. He is just a really fun, funny person."Of course this isn't the mother of two's first dip in the dating pool, the pop princess has previously dated a slew of men including Justin Timberlake, Jason Trawick and David Lucado. Take a gander through Spears' romantic road to Asghari... The worst thing is everyone wants to talk to me about it.