updated 03/02/2012 AT 3:00 PM ET
•originally published 03/04/2012 AT 6:00 PM ET
“Especially in his situation, he and his fiancée … they’re both in the limelight as well,” adds Fatone, 35. “It’s tough for those celebrity couples. It’s really hard.”
Timberlake and Biel’s high-profile jobs – which might force them to spend stretches of time apart – could also cause strain, notes the Dancing with the Stars alum, who is married to his high school sweetheart, Kelly Baldwin Fatone. His solution? “It’s the communication that really needs to drive that relationship.”
Fatone, father to two daughters – Briahna, 11 this month, and Kloey, 2 – also advises Timberlake to “keep it happy, light, and fun” to maintain romance once kids and other pressures eventually enter the picture.
As for Fatone, he hosts a new show, My Family Recipe Rocks, Saturdays at 9 p.m. on the Live Well Network.