London, May 19 : American pop singer Justin Timberlake is finally ready to pop the question to his girlfriend Jessica Biel, it has emerged.
The news that Timberlake was ready to ask Biel to be his wife comes after the singer was seen looking at potential wedding venues or in his case, islands.
The two have been dating since January 2007 and speculations are going around that they are already planning a family, a rumour, which had been sparked off when Biel was seen not touching any alcohol.
"Justin is 27 and thinking about marriage and kids," The Sun quoted a source as saying.
"For the first time in his life he is feeling settled and has definitely decided to pop the question to Jessica.
"He is so happy with her. They spent quite a bit of time apart recently when Justin was working with Madonna. That made him certain Jessica was the person he wanted to spend the rest of his life with," the source added.
Timberlake already has a favourite place where he would like the ceremony to take place, the beautiful West Indian island of Mustique.
It has been described on websites as, "An exclusive, 1,400-acre island in the southern Caribbean with lush, rolling terrain cooled by trade winds, surrounded by pristine white beaches and clear, aquamarine waters."
The reason he likes the island so much, is not only because of its natural beauty, but because it is privately owned, enabling him to ban all paparazzi from even landing there.
"Although Justin has lived his whole life in the public eye, he feels his wedding is the one day that should remain private," a friend said.
"To get all his close friends and family to Mustique will cost a fortune. But he can't put a price on how he feels about Jessica.
"Then there are the rumours about a baby being on the way," the friend added.