Cpl. Kelsey De Santis and her date, Justin Timberlake, applaud guest speaker retired Sgt. Maj. Ralph Larsen at the Instructor Battalion Marine Corps Ball on Nov. 12 in Richmond, Va. De Santis asked Timberlake to the ball via a YouTube video. (Lance Cpl. Emmanuel Ramos / Marine Corps)
RICHMOND, Va. 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 http://militarytimes.com/blogs/battle-rattle/2011/07/13/and-so-it-begins-a-female-marine-asks-justin-timberlake-to-her-marine-corps-ball/">through a YouTube video to Saturday night's event, and Timberlake accepted. WTVR-TV reports Timberlake wore a tuxedo to the ball at the Greater Richmond Convention Center.
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.