So, your husband is caught holding hands with a colleague on a drunken night out, what would you do?
This is something actress Jessica Biel had to determine when Justin Timberlake was caught holding hands and caressing the thigh of his Palmer co-star Alisha Wainwright while out drinking with friends.
The pair were seen on the balcony of a bar in New Orleans, and when there is photographic evidence, well, things can get dramatic pretty quickly.
While Justin was hoping the story would die on its own, he should know by now the media just doesn’t work like that.
The “Sexy Back” singer was forced to issue a public apology to his Instagram, writing, “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 regret my behavior. I should have known better.”
Well, “cry me a river,” Justin. Though he claims nothing else happened, and he may very well be telling the truth, putting himself in that position in the first place was not the smartest thing to do.
Justin and Jessica were recently seen on a date night, most likely trying to patch things up after a difficult couple of months.
According to Us Weekly sources, the couple had dinner together at Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles, and were having a “staycation.”
The source said, “They had lunch at Wolfgang Puck at the hotel earlier in the week. They also had dinner there with friends the other night.”
They continued, “Jessica and Justin kept to themselves and other restaurant goers left them alone. Justin had his attention focused on Jessica and after they had dinner they left together.”
Despite their recent outing, it’s been rumored that Jessica is still extremely upset with Justin, and who can blame her? It’s most likely going to take more than a “staycation” and a dinner to patch things up between the pair.
Another source recently told Us Weekly, “He has been making big promises and not sticking to them as much as she thinks he can and should. He promised that he would be more involved with their family and she doesn’t feel like he’s doing that.”
So, it appears there is still major trouble in paradise for this once seemingly devoted couple. Will they be able to patch things up and stick it out in the long term?
Despite the major drama going on in their marriage right now, a third source told Us Weekly that Jessica is “still not happy about the situation, but they’re OK as of now.”
What “OK as of now” means is anyone’s guess, though that sounds like their marriage is hanging on by a thread.
As with any Hollywood cheating scandal, the media will continue to speculate on what is going on behind the scenes with the couple. For now, we’ll have to take these “sources” at their word, and see what happens in the future.