Justin Timberlake Publicly Apologizes to Wife Jessica Biel After Handsy Co-Star Photos

Justin Timberlake issues an apology after his “embarrassing situation” with “Palmer” co-star Alisha Wainwright.

On Wednesday on Instagram, the “Can’t Stop the Feeling” singer posted a statement in which he contends that “nothing happened” between him and his 30-year-old castmate, despite their being photographed holding hands at a New Orleans bar.

In addition to admitting he “drank way too much that night,” he also said sorry to his wife, Jessica Biel, and their 4-year-old son, Silas.

“I stay away from gossip as much as I can, but for my family I feel it is important to address recent rumors that are hurting the people I love,” the musician began his note.

“A few weeks ago I displayed a strong lapse in judgment — but let me be clear — nothing happened between me and my costar. I drank way too much that night and I regret my behavior. I should have known better,” he continued. “This is not the example I want to set for my son. I apologize to my amazing wife and family for putting them through such an embarrassing situation, and I am focused on being the best husband and father I can be. This was not that.”

He concluded, “I am incredibly proud to be working on ‘Palmer.’ Looking forward to continuing to make this movie and excited for people to see it.”

In addition to posting the controversial photos, The Sun shared a video in which where Timberlake was seen putting his arm around Wainwright’s waist.

Immediately after the story went viral, Alisha’s representative shut down affair rumors, telling Us Weekly last month, “There is no validity to this speculation. They are working on a project together.”

Despite this, Tamera Mowry-Housley commented on November 25’s live episode of “The Real” that the two actors “seemed a little bit too comfortable together.”

“So, at first I was like, 'Okay, I know when you’re doing a feature film, especially on location and for long periods of time, sometimes you become family,'” the co-host said. “But that was just… To me, this is the thing. They seemed a little bit too comfortable together. Now, they weren’t alone. That doesn’t make it right.”

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