Justin Timberlake has been in hot water recently over accusations of cheating on his wife Jessica Biel. He was spotted holding hands and getting way too cozy with Alisha Wainwright, his co-star in the upcoming movie Palmer.
Photos emerged of the two on a drunken night out at The Absinthe House in New Orleans, and they appeared to be having an intimate moment on a balcony. Many wondered how Justin’s wife, Jessica Biel would be feeling about seeing the scandalous photos.
A spokesperson for Justin was quick to shoot down rumors of a relationship or any kind of affair going on between him and his co-star, saying, “There is no validity to this speculation. They are working on a project together.”
A source told People, “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. Like come on, they’re on an open balcony in New Orleans and he’s famous. It was nothing.”
While this may be true, a photo speaks a thousand words, and it didn’t look good.
Apparently Jessica Biel isn’t reading very much into the implicating photos, with sources telling E!, “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. He had too much to drink and got carried away.
They continued, “Their marriage will survive. He feels guilty and will make it up to her. 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, it appears Jessica will trust her husband and take his word for it, though if I were her, I would be quite cautious (the whole Angelina Jolie-Brad Pitt scandal says it all.)
Alisha Wainwright’s rep told Us Weekly, “There is no validity to this speculation. They are working on a project together.”
Working on a project, getting handsy while they drink on a balcony in New Orleans, potato potato right?
Alisha’s dad came to her defense, telling Daily Mail, “She is in New Orleans doing some work—that is all. They are working on a movie together. I did not make anything of it, really. I am a music producer, so I am used to all the hoopla. This is the business we are in. This is how it goes.”
He continued, “I cannot be telling you whether or not she is in a relationship or things like that. She is a young lady, 30 years old, she is living her life and doing what she has gotta do. She has always been a big traveler and open-minded. Even if there is something going on, I would not know. When you are in show business, you separate family from the business. When you are at home with your family, you talk about other things. You don’t talk about this crazy stuff.”
I’ve always believed that the more people try to deny something, the more likely it is that they are lying. Is it possible the “hand-holding” was innocent, and a result of too much to drink? Perhaps, but Justin’s wife Jessica should probably keep a closer eye on her husband for the remainder of filming.