In an Instagram publish 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.
“I apologize to my wonderful spouse and household for placing them by such an embarrassing scenario, and I’m centered on being the very best husband and father I might 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 folks to see it,” he concluded.
Final month, Timberlake and Wainwright, 30, had been noticed holding fingers 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 advised the outlet that Timberlake appeared to have had quite a bit to drink and was unsteady on his toes.
Nevertheless, sources defined to Us Weekly that nothing must be made from the connection.
An insider advised the journal that Timberlake and Wainwright had been a part of a gathering of associates, in addition to forged and crew members, on the widespread Absinthe Home and had been seated on a balcony overlooking the famed Bourbon Road when cameras caught the incident.
“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.”
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.”
In the meantime, in an announcement 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 capturing, 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