Guess the invite got lost in the mail!
Chris Kirkpatrick was in Italy Oct. 19 when his *NSYNC band mate Justin Timberlake married Jessica Biel, but as the singer explains, Timberlake purposefully left each of his former colleagues -- including Lance Bass, Joey Fatone and J.C. Chasez -- off the guest list.
"I wasn't invited to the wedding," Kirkpatrick recently told Orlando radio station XL1067, dispelling speculation that he attended the lavish service at the posh Borgo Egnazia resort.
As Timberlake's buzzed-about wedding date neared, Kirkpatrick hadn't yet received an invite to the bash -- but didn't have the heart to ask his former band mate if he was invited when they caught up in Las Vegas at a charity golf tournament weeks ago. "I didn't want to be like, 'Hey, I didn't get invited . . . '" Kirkpatrick recounted.
Instead, he and girlfriend Karly Skladany jetted off to the nearby island of Capri on their own posh Italian vacation -- planned a year in advance.
"I [planned] the trip last year," Kirkpatrick told XL1067, adding that he and his girlfriend -- to whom he proposed during their vacation -- were "laughing" when it was reported he was in attendance at Timberlake's wedding.
Why the *NYSNC snub? "From what I know, it's because [Justin] didn't want all of us there making it about a reunion rather than a wedding. It was her day. She's amazing, so we wanted to make sure it was about her," Kirkpatrick explained, referring to Biel, 30. (Chasez was back in the U.S. attending his own brother's nuptials.) When asked whether any of the former bandmates were invited, Kirkpatrick replied, "I don't think so."
A source told Us that no *NSYNC music was played at the former boy bander's wedding, but Timberlake did dedicate a song to his bride. "Justin performed one song at the wedding," the insider revealed. "It's a new one that he hasn't released yet."