Justin Timberlake can’t stop the feeling everyone has after seeing him hold hands with another woman, even though he swears the entire thing was “completely innocent.” The former NSYNC star was snapped while in New Orleans and was seen showing off some PDA with the co-star of his new movie, Alisha Wainwright*.
In photos, posted by The Sun, Wainwright can be seen with her hand clamped to the inside of Timberlake’s thigh while the two sit on a balcony among friends.
Timberlake’s also not wearing his wedding ring in the pics.
A source told The Sun Wainwright was also “stroking” the singer’s leg during a night of heavy drinking. In another shot, Timberlake can be seen holding Wainwright’s hand under a table, almost as a move to keep it out of the public eye.
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Despite how suspect the photos look, Timberlake and Wainwright are already hopping on the grenade and having “sources” circulate stories to make sure that everything seemed on the up-and-up.
A source told PEOPLE that the touching was “completely innocent,” adding that, “It’s a balcony with a group of people and it was definitely nothing happening.”
Timberlake and Wainwright are currently starring in a movie together, “Palmer,” which is currently shooting in New Orleans. PEOPLE’s source said the two are “cool and everybody was just hanging out.”
A rep for Wainwright, also tried to downplay the pics, adding, “There is no validity to this speculation. They are currently working on a project together. Members of the cast and crew were all together.”
The sources trying to put out the fire also pointed out that both Timberlake and Wainwright are standing on a balcony in public, which they claim is hardly a location for infidelity to take place.
It was announced back in September that Timberlake had signed on for the lead role in “Palmer.” He last appeared in the 2017 Woody Allen movie, “Wonder Wheel,” which ended up being a huge box office flop.
According to the announcement on Deadline:
“Palmer, written by Cheryl Guerriero, follows a former college football phenomenon named Eddie Palmer (Timberlake) who, after a stint in prison, returns to his hometown to get his life back on track. There, he faces not only lingering conflicts from his past but also a much more surprising challenge as he finds himself suddenly in charge of a unique young boy who has been abandoned by his wayward mother.”
Things had seemed well between Justin Timberlake and his wife Jessica Biel, who share 4-year-old son Silas, and he recently spoke about how much she has impacted his life. During an interview with Entertainment Tonight, he talked about his love for her.
“I think anybody out there, you know, you go through anything, to have somebody by your side to really go through it with you and get in the mud with you, so to speak, I’m sure you know what that’s like.”
The stars, who recently paid homage to Timberlake’s *NSYNC career in a Halloween couple’s costume, has yet to publicly comment on the pictures with Wainwright.