Recently, photos surfaced of (the very-much-married) Justin Timberlake and his Palmer costar Alisha Wainwright at a New Orleans party… holding hands in some, and with Alicia’s hand on Justin’s thigh in others. There was also a video in which Justin was appeared to be drunk, and had trouble standing and needed help leaving the party.
Now, Timberlake has broken his silence, addressing the issue on Instagram, saying:
“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 that I love. A few weeks ago I displayed a strong lapse in judgement – 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. 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. I am incredibly proud to be working on Palmer. Looking forward to continuing to make this movie and excited for people to see it.”
A source at E! News says the Cry Me a River singer and his wife Jessica Biel are taking the first steps of moving on from this “momentary lapse in judgment.”
“They are downplaying everything and trying to laugh it off as nothing. But it was definitely inappropriate and something that would make any wife uncomfortable,” the insider shares. “He had too much to drink and got carried away. Their marriage will survive.”
Further, the source shared with E! News that Timberlake feels guilty for what transpired and that he is trying to make it up to Biel. “She is very good to him and he knows how lucky he is. He says it was not a big deal, they were all hanging out together and that’s the end of the story.”
So “nothing happened between me and my costar……and I regret my behavior”? Hmmmmm. Nothing to see here, I guess, moving along…