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Justin Timberlake Follows Through On Promise, Takes Marine To Ball

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Actor and singer Justin Timberlake attends the 198th 'Wetten, dass ...?' show at Messe Leipzig on Nov. 5, 2011 in Leipzig, Germany.  (credit: Ronny Hartmann/Getty Images)

Actor and singer Justin Timberlake attends the 198th ‘Wetten, dass …?’ show at Messe Leipzig on Nov. 5, 2011 in Leipzig, Germany. (credit: Ronny Hartmann/Getty Images)

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RICHMOND, Va. (CBS Washington/AP) — Justin Timberlake followed through on a promise to take a Marine to her unit’s annual ball.

The singer and actor posted a photo along with a letter on his website Sunday that the Marine Corps Ball in Richmond, Va., was “one of the most moving evenings I’ve ever had.”

Cpl. Kelsey De Santis had invited Timberlake through a YouTube video to Saturday night’s event and Timberlake accepted.

Timberlake brought “sexy back” by wearing a tuxedo to the ball at the Greater Richmond Convention Center.

“I felt so proud to be there. I felt like I was getting a chance to be among my heroes. It’s funny too because a lot of them are so younger than me,” Timberlake told People Magazine.

De Santis seemed nervous about the whole evening, he added.

Timberlake’s “Friends With Benefits” co-star, Mila Kunis, earlier this year accepted a similar invitation to a Marine Corps Ball in Greenville, N.C.

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