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Jessica Biel had 'no say whatsoever' in ring Justin Timberlake gave her

July 12, 2012 at 10:40 AM ET

When it came time for Justin Timberlake to pick an engagement ring for fiancee Jessica Biel, the singer/actor/designer made the decisions all by himself.

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Jessica Biel at the ESPY Awards in Los Angeles on Wednesday night.

"I had no say whatsoever [in the ring]. I don’t micromanage,” the 30-year-old “Total Recall” beauty told InStyle’s August issue.

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“[Justin] is fearless in his choices and has a real eye for design. And I’ll be honest: He has better taste than I do!” Biel said, explaining that Justin often helps her pick out what to wear.

"When I walk out of the closet after getting dressed in the morning, I’ll go like this [turns palms upward as if to say, ‘Well?’] And he goes like this [shakes his head no]. Then he picks again. It’s hilarious,” she continued.

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The actress, who got engaged in December, also opened up about what makes a relationship work for her.

“Letting go of the little stuff. You can’t let it get to you,” Biel explained. “It is important to me to have a partner who is loving and fun -- someone who inspires me and he must be a good person.”

Biel says that having a strong sense of her own identity is a key to her happiness.

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“In my earlier experiences with relationships, I really was vulnerable to somebody else’s personality, hobbies, and way of life. But as I’ve gotten older, I’ve become proud of the traits that make me who I am. Maintaining my individuality is really important to me because otherwise I can easily slip into somebody else’s life. So I’m glad I’m getting better at it. It’s a process, but it’s getting simpler,” she told the mag.

Biel and Timberlake might be super busy with numerous projects, but they try to maximize their time with each other.

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“Justin and I have a rule that we don’t let a certain amount of time go by without seeing each other, but it doesn’t always work. Sometimes you are both working and it just happens. But from here on out, I want to participate in making smart choices for the relationship,” she added.

Catch Jessica -- along with Colin Farrell and Kate Beckinsale -- in the “Total Recall” reboot in theaters on Aug. 3.

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