Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel fell on hard times recently when the "Can't Stop The Feeling!" singer was recently spotted getting a little too close and personal with his Palmer co-star, Alisha Wainwright.
The two co-stars were photographed and filmed partying on a balcony with the film crew. Wainwright was seen to be putting her hand on Timberlake's knee and the two appeared to be holding hands underneath a table. Timberlake was said to have been fairly inebriated at the time.
Nothing To See Here
The internet immediately lit up with people defending all sides. Some expressed their sympathy for Timberlake's wife, actor Jessica Biel, criticizing Timberlake for behaving in this manner with a wife and kids at home. Timberlake's defenders said it appeared that he had moved Wainwright's hand off his knee and others said Wainwright appeared to be in a friendly mood, not a romantic one.
A source defended both Timberlake and Wainwright, saying that there was nothing happening between the co-stars and that they were just hanging out as friends.
An Apology, Sort Of
Reports and inside sources claimed Biel was hurt by the incident, despite her saying that she intended to stand by Timberlake's side. The Friends With Benefits actor wrote a lengthy apology on Instagram, calling the incident a "strong lapse of judgment." Timberlake again denied that anything romantic was going on between him and Wainwright.
However, social media users were not very pleased with Timberlake's attempt at attrition after the performer ended his post with a call to action asking people to go see his movie.
Things Are Still Tense
Another anonymous source now says that Biel is still struggling to move past this incident and that things between the Shock And Awe actor and her husband. The source claims that Timberlake promised his wife that he would renew his dedication to his family by spending more time with them but Biel reportedly does not believe that he is living up to his word.
This report directly conflicts with another source who says that the couple are doing fine and that there is no tension between them.
Out And About
Biel and Timberlake were seen out together last week, marking their first public appearance together since the photos of Timberlake and his co-star first leaked.
The couple were spotted eating together at a restaurant in the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles. People who were on the scene at the time said Timberlake and Biel seemed to be in a good mood with each other and that everything seemed to be "forgiven." One source said Timberlake was paying extra attention to Biel at the time, describing his behavior as "extra attentive."