Justin Timberlake has broken his silence and publicly apologized to his wife, Jessica Biel, for recent allegations he was inappropriate with his movie co-star Alisha Wainwright.
Timberlake took to social media to address the cheating scandal head-on, saying, “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.”
But, Justin was clear he did NOT cheat on his wife with his co-star, “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 I regret my behavior. I should have known better.”
The singer is currently filming the movie ‘Palmer’ in New Orleans and was photographed on a night out of drinking holding the hand of Wainwright.
“This is not the example I want to set for my son,” Timberlake said in his statement. He continued, “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.”
Justin concluded his statement, “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.”
Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake have been married since 2012, and the couple shares one son, Silas, 4.
After the story broke, Timberlake’s representatives quickly shot down rumors of any cheating or issues in the marriage, saying, “There is no validity to this speculation. They are working on a project together.”
The singer’s fans are defending him online saying he did the right thing apologizing for his behavior.
“Yes, you should of know better & she should of known better also. But it takes a real man to admit they were wrong,” one person wrote.
Another added, “You did nothing… your wife and your family knows you.. sorry you have to deal with so much judgment.”
A fan of the singer put it this way, “I truly feel absolutely awful for you or anyone in the public. I understand this is the life you chose but it is NOT anyone’s place to judge. I could not even imagine being scrutinized every time I went to the grocery store, gas station, or Comedy Club.”
They continued, “My God half the time I walk out of my house looking like a hot mess and would never want my face plastered on every magazine when I decide not to wear a bra! You are a father and a devoted husband. At the end of the day you are the only one that has to live with your choices. The public should have no play in any of that. I personally wish you all of the success on this movie and have no doubt that you are raising a remarkable child. One that will have the ability to admit his shortcomings.”
Jessica has not addressed the situation, but according to E! Jessica Biel isn’t upset by the photos and video, saying, “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.”