Is Justin Timberlake’s Apology for His ‘Regretful Behavior’ Enough to Save His Marriage to Jessica Biel?

Apparently, even #couplegoals partnerships go through hard times. Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake have been the epitome of the saying since they got married in 2012. They are beautiful, both powerhouses in their own rights, and seem to really love one another. Initially, their relationship was a shock to fans, but once people got used to it, they began to root for Timberlake and Biel.

Unfortunately, after pictures of Timberlake holding hands with his new costar Alisha Wainwright surfaced, it was clear that the relationship was under a lot more duress than we could have ever imagined.

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What happened between Justin Timberlake and Alisha Wainwright?

At the end of November, Timberlake was spotted holding hands with Wainwright, who is in his new movie Palmer, at The Absinthe House in New Orleans. Representatives were quick to claim that the meeting was completely innocent.

Sources told Entertainment Tonight that many members of the cast and crew were also there.

“There is no validity to the speculation,” a source told the outlet. The insider went on to say that Wainright and Timberlake viewed each other like brother and sister.

Justin Timberlake apologizes

Despite insiders claiming that nothing was inappropriate about Wainright and Timberlake’s behavior, Timberlake decided to post an apology to his Instagram.

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

Is the apology enough to save the relationship?

Things happen in relationships. No one is perfect. But apparently, this indiscretion isn’t just one bump in the road for Biel and Timberlake. It’s just the newest accusation in a string of claims over the years.

In 2010, the singer was accused of having an affair with Olivia Munn and then in 2014, he was spotted at a Parisian bar flirting with someone else.

On top of all of that, according to people close to the situation, the couple hasn’t seen eye to eye in months.

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“Justin and Jessica have been arguing for months,” the insider told In Touch. “They’ve been fighting to save the marriage for the sake of Silas, but the photos of him wasted and being all handsy with Alisha is the final nail in the coffin.”

Hopefully, Timberlake’s apology will help mend his and Biel’s relationship before they reach a point of no return.