Justin Timberlake Responds To Cheating Rumors In Instagram Post

by Christina Marfice
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Justin Timberlake apologized to his wife and son after photos showed him holding hands with a costar

Justin Timberlake has remained pretty quiet for the last few weeks as cheating rumors swirled around him and one of his costars after photos emerged showing them getting pretty cozy at a New Orleans bar. Now, finally, JT is speaking out and putting all those rumors to rest.

In a pretty lengthy statement posted to his Instagram, Timberlake apologized to his wife, son, and family for what he called “a strong lapse in judgement.”

“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,” he wrote. “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.”

His statement continued, “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.”

Timberlake ended his statement by saying he still looks forward to when his fans can see Palmer, the movie he’s filming that’s in the middle of all this controversy.

“I am incredibly proud to be working on Palmer,” he wrote. “Looking forward to continuing to make this movie and excited for people to see it.”

Timberlake was filming Palmer in New Orleans last month when he went out for what was apparently a pretty rowdy night with costars, including Alisha Wainwright. In photos that were later published by The Sun, JT and Wainwright can be seen sitting on a bar patio (with lots of drinks). They look like they’re sitting very close together. At one point, Wainwright rested her hand cozily on JT’s knee. And in some of the photos, they’re holding hands, which is what caused all this drama to begin.

Timberlake has been married to his wife, Jessica Biel, since 2012. They have one son together, 4-year-old Silas.

Biel has been spotted since this incident occurred, and she’s still wearing her wedding ring. She and Timberlake are known for keeping their private life and their family out of the spotlight, so there’s not really any telling what goes on with them behind closed doors. But here’s hoping this was all an innocent misunderstanding and one of our favorite Hollywood couples is as strong as ever.

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