The fallout from photos showing Justin Timberlake holding hands in New Orleans with his Palmer co-host continues. Us Weekly is now sharing some insight in Jessica Biel’s midnight following the whole debacle.
“Jessica was very upset and embarrassed by Justin’s behavior and thought it was completely inappropriate,” the source said.
Timberlake made a public statement about the incident on his Instagram feed last week.
“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.”
The source told Us Weekly that Biel was the one who wanted him to make that statement.
“Jessica encouraged Justin to put his statement out on Instagram because she felt embarrassed by his actions and wanted him to take accountability and feel embarrassed as well,” the outlet reports.
Sources previously told PEOPLE that Biel doesn’t think Timberlake did anything egregious enough to break up the family over.
“Obviously Justin drank too much this time, but Jessica believes he didn’t cheat on her,” the source told the outlet. “What’s most important to her in life is her family and being the best mom to Silas. She’ll never break up her family over something like this.”
“I don’t think he would do anything to change his current situation,” the source said. “He has grown up a lot over the past few years and enjoys every minute of being a dad. He even likes the added responsibilities.”