In a Twitter announcement, Justin Timberlake issued an apology to his wife over the way he and a costar inappropriately touched one another.
Recently, Timberlake was seen out in public holding hands with Alisha Wainwright, his Palmer co-star. However, he’s married to Jessica Biel, so this activity raised some serious eyebrows.
Timberlake addressed his overly touchy conduct in a recent Instagram post, writing that he doesn’t normally respond to gossip. “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 star wrote “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.”
Thinking of his legacy, Timberlake 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. I am incredibly proud to be working on Palmer. Looking forward to continuing to make this movie and excited for people to see it,” the singer and actor concluded.
Timberlake and Biel met in 2007 and were married in 2012 in a very romantic ceremony in Italy. They have a young son, named Silas, who is four years old. At the time of this writing, Biel has made no statement on her husband’s conduct, though the pair have likely discussed it behind closed doors.
PR representatives for Wainwright and Timberlake have both insisted that their conduct was “completely innocent,” insisting that a pair of very famous movie stars wouldn’t be engaging in any untoward behavior in public on a balcony in New Orleans.
One source close to the production crew added “The video may look a way, but literally it was nothing. It was some friends, members of the team, crew and people like that. They all know each other and were hanging.”