A Mistake And An Apology
Timberlake ended up posting an apology on his Instagram account when the gossip didn't blow over.
"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. 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 Fresh Start In 2020
Since the incident, there have been many reports about how Timberlake and his wife, actress Jessica Biel, have been coping. While it has been a long few months, a new report from Entertainment Tonight explains that they are in "a good place."
"After Justin was spotted holding hands with his costar, the couple took time to reconnect, spending much needed quality time together. Justin and Jessica love one another very much and weren’t going to let this come between them, more so since Justin told Jessica he didn’t cheat, and she believes him.
The couple has put everything past them and has moved on."
They're In A Better Place
According to Page Six, the couple was seen in New York City looking very much like a family.
"The couple stepped out with their 4-year-old son, Silas, in New York City on Tuesday and looked every bit the family unit they were before Timberlake was spotted holding hands with his Palmer co-star Alisha Wainwright in November.
The singer, 38, and the Sinner actress, 37, were photographed kissing each other before loading their son into the car and hugging a friend goodbye."
Still, you can't judge a marriage by one good day, so it's probably safe to assume that they're still working through things.
US Weekly reports that "Sometimes they’ll have a great day together and other days they argue. Justin knows exactly what Jessica wants to hear to relieve any stress." The gossip mag also reported that Timberlake and Biel were in couples therapy to work through any lingering issues.
"They believe it’s constructive for their relationship … he is trying his hardest to prove himself."
While Biel is "still upset with Justin," she "does want to move on. She knows she has to let it go. It’s something she’s working on."
Here's hoping Justin is working as hard not to get handsy with coworkers ever again.