"Don't listen to all the BS," Fatone told Parade Magazine when asked what Timberlake should keep in mind as he settles into married life with Jessica Biel.
"The key is to keep it happy, light and fun," Fatone advised. "There can be a lot of drama."
Fatone said he was fortunate his wife wasn't in the limelight; however, both Timberlake and Biel have celebrity status and jobs that will often require them to travel separately.
"It's the communication that really needs to drive that relationship," Fatone said.
Fatone, who has taken up cooking and stars in the Live Well Network show "My Family Recipe Rocks," told Parade he keeps in touch with Timberlake and the rest of the *NSYNC team.
When asked what he planned to get Timberlake for a wedding present, he laughed and told Parade, "A smack in the head."