07/15/2011 at 07:35 PM EDT
He said yes!
Following the lead
of his Friends with Benefits
costar Mila Kunis
, Justin Timberlake
has accepted a servicewoman's invitation
to the Marine Corps Ball.
"I'll tell you what: I accept," he told reporters of Kelsey De Santis's request that he accompany her to the Washington, D.C. ball.
"But not because she shouted out one of my songs, which I do love," he joked (De Santis referenced his hit "Cry Me A River" in her video invite). "And not because she had all those beefcake military guys behind her to intimidate me."
So why did
he agree to go to the ball with her?
"I don't get asked out," said Timberlake. "Ever. So I was very flattered by that."
"If my schedule works out to do it, I'd love to do it. It's an honor."
Despite rumors to the contrary, Kunis also confirmed that she will, in fact, be attending the Marine Corps Ball in Greenville, N.C. with Sgt. Scott Moore.
"Never did I say that I was not going," Kunis told reporters at a Friends with Benefits
media event. She went on to say the rumor was made up and "people believed it, unfortunately."