Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel Seen Together for First Time Since The Hand-Holding Scandal
Things seem to be back to normal for Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel. Two months after he was seen holding hands with his Palmer co-star Alisha Wainwright in New Orleans, The Sun published photos of the couple together at the Hotel Bel-Air. The dinner marks the first time they've been photographed together since the incident.
Peopleadds that a representative for Wainwright confirmed that there is "no validity" to any rumors surrounding a romance between the actor and Timberlake. After the news broke in late November, both Wainwright and Timberlake returned to work.
"Nothing has changed or been influenced by the press reports," a source told People. "The show goes on."
As for Timberlake, he issued a public apology on his social media channels, although Biel hasn't made any sort of statement.
"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," he wrote. "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."
An onlooker told The Sun that Timberlake appeared to be "extra attentive" with Biel at dinner.
"Justin seemed to be intently focused on conversation with Jessica," a source explained. "He was extra attentive, rubbing her shoulders and leaning in to her. Then they left the hotel arm in arm after what looked to be a fun dinner date."
Sources close to the couple told People that the couple has moved on from the scandal.
"Obviously Justin drank too much this time, but Jessica believes he didn’t cheat on her," a source said. "What's most important to her in life is her family and being the best mom to Silas. She'll never break up her family over something like this."