//Justin Timberlake addresses Alisha Wainwright hand-holding incident, apologizes to spouse Jessica Biel

Justin Timberlake addresses Alisha Wainwright hand-holding incident, apologizes to spouse Jessica Biel

Justin Timberlake is talking out after he was noticed holding hands with co-star Alisha Wainwright late final month.

In an Instagram submit on Wednesday, Timberlake, 38, addressed the incident, 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.”

“A few weeks ago I displayed a strong lapse in judgment — but let me be clear — nothing happened between me and my co-star,” he continued. “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,” Timberlake stated of his 4-year-old son Silas, whom he shares with spouse Jessica Biel.

The actor and singer went on to apologize to his household and spouse of seven years for his actions.

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“I apologize to my superb spouse and household for placing them by such an embarrassing state of affairs, and I’m centered on being the most effective husband and father I may be.

“This was not that. I’m extremely proud to be engaged on Palmer. Trying ahead to persevering with to make this film and excited for individuals to see it,” he concluded.

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel attend the Louis Vuitton Womenswear Spring/Summer 2020 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on October 01, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel attend the Louis Vuitton Womenswear Spring/Summer season 2020 present as a part of Paris Style Week on October 01, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photograph by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Photographs)

Final month, Timberlake and Wainwright, 30, have been noticed holding arms in a New Orleans bar in images obtained by The Sun. Cameras additionally caught the actress putting her hand on Timberlake’s knee.

On the time, sources instructed the outlet that Timberlake appeared to have had so much to drink and was unsteady on his toes.

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Nonetheless, sources defined to Us Weekly that nothing needs to be made from the connection.

An insider instructed the journal that Timberlake and Wainwright have been a part of a gathering of associates, in addition to forged and crew members, on the widespread Absinthe Home and have been seated on a balcony overlooking the famed Bourbon Road when cameras caught the incident.

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“Nothing remotely romantic is going on with Justin and Alisha,” a source said of the outing. “The whole cast is shooting out there and likes to hang out together. They were very much in public and nothing inappropriate was happening.”

Justin Timberlake and his "Palmer" co-star Alisha Wainwright were spotted holding hands at a New Orleans bar last month. 

Justin Timberlake and his “Palmer” co-star Alisha Wainwright have been noticed holding arms at a New Orleans bar final month. 
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A second insider added: “They are like brother and sister. They are definitely not hooking up. She has been dating an actor who lives in L.A.”

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In the meantime, in a press release to Entertainment Tonight, Wainwright’s rep stated: “There is no validity to this speculation. They are working on a project together.”

Within the movie they’re taking pictures, titled “Palmer,” Timberlake performs Eddie Palmer, a former highschool soccer star who returns to his hometown following a jail stint.

Fox Information’ Julius Younger contributed to this report