Justin Timberlake posted a message on Instagram addressing the cheating rumors surrounding himself and actress Alisha Wainwright. Last month, he was photographed behaving intimately with his co-star in New Orleans, and Timberlake, who is married to Jessica Biel, was not wearing his wedding ring in the photos and video.
In his Instagram message, Timberlake, 38, apologized for his behavior and blamed it on drinking too much. He wrote, “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.”
Timberlake continued on, “A few weeks ago I displayed a strong lapse in judgement – but let me be clear – nothing happened between me and my costar,” referring to Wainwright, 30, who’s known for acting in the Netflix series, Raising Dion, and is working with the singer on the movie, Palmer.
“I drank way too much that night and I regret my behavior,” Timberlake wrote, who was spotted earlier in the week wearing his wedding band. “I should have known better.”
The singer also apologized to his son, Silas, 4, with whom he shares with Biel, whom he married in 2012. He wrote, “This is not the example I want to set for my son. I apologize to my 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.”
There’s little doubt that after the photos and video of Timberlake and Wainwright were published by The Sun and quickly went viral, as weird vibe was created on set. Referring to the film he’s working on in New Orleans, Palmer, which in addition to Wainwright, also stars Juno Temple, June Squibb, and Jake Brennan he wrote, “I am incredibly proud to be working Palmer. Looking forward to continuing to make this movie and excited for people to see it.”
There Were Mixed Reactions Online To Timberlake’s Written Apology
Many of his fans, Timberlake has nearly 57 million followers on Instagram, commented on the post with positive messages. Users wrote, “God Bless you and your family,” a series of clapping hands emojis, and “no need to explain.”
However, others found his excuse of blaming his actions on alcohol to be weak, while some fans are hoping he takes this whole experience and writes a song about it. A few users online find his actions completely inexcusable.
Biel Has Not Publicly Commented On The Cheating Rumors & Has Been Instagram Silent Since The Photos Surfaced
While Wainwright’s representative told Us Weekly in a statement: “There is no validity to this speculation. They are working on a project together,” Biel, 37, has yet to remark on the situation.
Her latest post on Instagram was shared on November 21, which was two days before The Sun posted the photos and video of Timberlake and Wainwright. At the time Biel, shared a cast photo from the set of her latest project, Last Summer.