Jessica Biel: I Had "Time of My Life" Visiting Justin Timberlake in Puerto Rico

Celebrity News Jul. 26, 2012 AT 10:30AM
Couple Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel playing a little smashball tennis on the beach in Puerto Rico on July 15, 2012.
Couple Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel playing a little smashball tennis on the beach in Puerto Rico on July 15, 2012. Credit: FameFlynet Pictures

Before her press tour for Total Recall commenced, Jessica Biel spent some quality time in Puerto Rico with husband-to-be Justin Timberlake.

"I was visiting my fiance there," Biel, 30, said on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno July 25, finally acknowledging their engagement. (Us Weekly first broke the news in January.) "He's shooting a film there. So I'm vacationing. I'm having the best time of my life. It's fantastic."

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While Timberlake, 31, filmed scenes for Runner, Runner with Ben Affleck, 39, Biel swam, laid out on the beach and went scuba diving. "I got an advanced certification because I love, love scuba diving," she explained. "You can go around 100 feet and a little bit deeper. You learn how to use a compass underwater in case you get lost."

Being underwater felt heavenly, according to Biel. "When you're down there it's so peaceful. No one's talking to you, no one's bothering you. It's just you and the fishes."

Actress Jessica Biel during an interview with host Jay Leno on July 25, 2012.
Actress Jessica Biel during an interview with host Jay Leno on July 25, 2012.
Credit: Stacie McChesney/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank

Once Biel gets some downtime, the Minnesota native also hopes to open her own restaurant with "a couple friends." (Timberlake co-owns the eatery Southern Hospitality, which has two locations in New York City.)

"I would have the bakery component," Biel told host Jay Leno, 62. "I say I'm into it, but I'm not a great beaker -- yet. Baking is really very mathematical and I'm terrible at math. I'm a really good loaf person. I do loaves -- but sweet loaves! -- like zucchini loaf or banana loaf or banana blueberry loaf. It's really good!"

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Though Biel's baking abilities are still a work in progress, she hopes foodies will give her dishes a try. "Please come to my restaurant," she pleaded. "It's going to be called Oh, Fudge."

Biel and Timberlake have been together on-and-off for five years. The "SexyBack" singer proposed to Biel over the holidays with a $130,000 diamond ring.

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