Justin Timberlake has spoken out after photographs emerged of him holding hands with Palmer co-star Alisha Wainwright during a night out in New Orleans.
38-year-old Timberlake, who is married to The Sinner actor Jessica Biel, was photographed ‘smiling and laughing’ with Wainwright on a balcony at The Absinthe House bar on Bourbon Street. At one point, Wainwright, 30, can be seen placing her hand on Timberlake’s knee. Timberlake reportedly then took her hand in his, and could be seen not to be wearing his wedding ring.
Justin Timberlake posted a public statement to his Instagram on Wednesday night, apologizing to wife Jessica Biel for “a strong lapse in judgment” after photos of him seemingly canoodling with Palmer co-star Alisa Wainwright were published two weeks ago (a.k.a. The Day Our Relationship Goals Died).
In the photos, and a corresponding video, Timberlake appeared inebriated and could be seen holding hands with Wainwright, leading to rumours of an affair. At the time, the pair were on a break while filming in New Orleans.
In his statement, however, Timberlake denied cheating, and said he had simply been drinking too much.
Despite the fact that the photos had been published several weeks ago and the rumours had died down, it seems odd the 38-year-old would make a statement now. Though, he explains, the news was “hurting the people I love.”