Patrons of Los Angeles’ Hotel Bel-Air got a special treat last night when they were joined by Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel.
The Sun obtained a few low-quality cell phone pictures of the couple sharing a cozy bite to eat. Onlookers at the restaurant said it seemed “all was forgiven” between the two. A source told the mag that “Justin seemed to be intently focused on the conversation with Jessica. He was extra attentive, rubbing her shoulders and leaning into her.”
Justin and Jessica’s three-hour dinner is the first time the two have stepped out publicly since he was photoed (and videod) getting a little handsy with Alisha Wainwright, his Palmer costar.
This mini-scandal occurred just before Thanksgiving last year, when Timberlake and Wainwright were spotted together at a New Orleans bar during break in the movie’s filming. The evidential photo/video shows Timberlake grabbing Wainright’s hand and placing it on his knee. The two continued going back and forth with their hand games and were even left on the balcony alone for 40 minutes.
Fans were also concerned that – while Timberlake was photographed wearing his wedding ring earlier that week – he was not wearing it during his night out with Wainwright and other costars. They were seen clearing out of the bar around 12:30 AM.
Timberlake was quick to not only clear the air after the incident but also publicly apologize to wife Jessica via social media.
“A few weeks ago I displayed a strong lapse in judgment,” he began his post following a brief disclaimer.
“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 this embarrassing situation, and I am focused on being the best husband and father I can be.”
Timberlake has only posted twice on Instagram following his December 4th apology. Biel, also with only two posts since her husband’s apology, has made no mention of the situation.
Always and faithfully seen as one of Hollywood’s most solid couples, it’s not surprising that Justin and Jessica were eating off of each other’s plates before leaving arm-in-arm last night.
The pair began dating in January 2007 – Biel told GQ she “technically met” Justin when she was in attendance at a party he was hosting. The two became engaged in December 2011, and were married at the end of October 2012 in Fasano, Italy. Justin and Jessica are parents to one son, Silas, who will be turning five later this year.