Justin Timberlake reportedly feels guilty and vows to make it up to his wife Jessica Biel after he was pictured holding hands with his co star Alisha Wainwright.
Footage showed the singer, 38, looking worse for wear as he held hands with his on-screen love interest Alisha, 30, outside a bar in New Orleans last Thursday.
Now, insiders claim Justin admits he was ‘drunk and got carried away’ but is determined to move past the boozy night out, while his wife Jessica, 37, is trying to ‘laugh it off’.
Married: Justin Timberlake reportedly feels guilty and vows to make it up to his wife Jessica Biel after he was pictured holding hands with his co star Alisha Wainwright (pictured)
Fans of the couple were in shock when the images emerged and rumours have been swirling since, before the latest update from insiders.
On the scenario, a source told E!: ‘They are downplaying everything and trying to laugh it off as nothing. But it was definitely inappropriate and something that would make any wife uncomfortable.’
The insider added Justin admits he had ‘too much drink and got carried away’. They said: ‘Their marriage will survive. He feels guilty and will make it up to her.’
The source told the publication Justin ‘knows how lucky he is’ and says it’s ‘not a big deal’ because they were all hanging out together.
Moving on: Now, insiders claim Justin is determined to move past the boozy night out and his wife Jessica, 37, is trying to ‘laugh it off’ (pictured 2018)
Strong: After the pictures emerged, Jessica brushed off the drama stepped out smiling and wearing her wedding ring (pictured on Monday)
MailOnline contacted Justin’s representatives for comment at the time.
Justin is currently filming his latest drama Palmer and was pictured back on set on Tuesday- four days after his boozy night out.
The actor seemed to be in great spirits as he chatted away on the phone.
During the night out, days earlier The Cry Me A River singer was seen looking worse-for-wear as he sat with Alisha, 30, on the balcony at The Absinthe House on Bourbon Street in New Orleans.
Close? At one point, Justin held onto Wainwright’s hand as he laughed among what appeared to be cast and crew from the flick
Reunited: Justin is currently filming his latest drama Palmer and was pictured back on set, four days after his boozy night out (pictured on Monday)
Adding to the mystery of the interaction, Justin appeared to be missing his wedding ring.
Justin and Alisha play on-screen lovers in the football-themed drama and sat together in the corner of the balcony, both drinking alcohol.
Approaching midnight, Justin was seen reaching over and clutching the arm of the stunning actress, before she tenderly rested her hand on his right knee.
Filming: Timberlake and Wainwright were back on set together in New Orleans on Monday
The singer seemed to place his arm around Alisha in a video shot around the same time. The pair then gripped each other’s hands tightly as they sat chatting and drinking.
But after the pictures emerged, Jessica showed no signs of concern over the state of her marriage.
The actress, who has been married to Justin for seven years and have a four-year-old son called Silas, stepped out smiling and wearing her wedding ring in Los Angeles on Monday.
On-screen romance: Timberlake stars as Eddie Palmer who was a college football star, while Alisha plays his girlfriend
The former 7th Heaven star started dating the Cry Me A River hitmaker in early 2007. They got engaged in late 2011 and married in Italy in October 2012.
Three years later, in April 2015, they welcomed their son Silas.
Palmer is an independent movie being directed by Fisher Stevens and produced by green Book producer Charles B. Wessler.
Timberlake stars as Eddie Palmer who was a college football star before becoming addicted to painkillers and getting sent to prison for attempted manslaughter.
As Stevens outlined to Billboard.com in September, after 10 years behind bars, Palmer returns to his hometown to live with his grandmother who helps care for the young son of her neighbor, a meth-addicted single mom.
Palmer finds himself becoming close to the youngster who stands out in the town in a unique way as well as finding romance with Wainwright’s schoolteacher character.
Celebrity couple: The former 7th Heaven star and the Cry Me A River hitmaker started dating in early 2007. They welcomed their son Silas in April 2015. (pictured in Paris on October 1)
Getting the role in the film is a big step for Wainwright.
Her big break came in 2016 when she was cast as a recurring character in the Freeform TV series Shadowhunters, becoming a series regular for the show’s third season.
She was then cast as the female lead in the Netflix series Raising Dion which premiered on the streaming platform in October and is based on the 2015 comic book of the same name. Palmer marks her first significant big screen role.
Who is Alisha Wainwright?
Justin Timberlake was seen getting cozy at a New Orleans bar with his Palmer co-star Alisha Wainwright this week.
Despite pictures of them holding hands – with Justin’s wedding ring missing – a source told DailyMail.com they were ‘out with a group of people from [the Palmer] production. There was nothing going on.’
So who is the leggy bombshell at the center of the rumor storm?
Origin story: Alisha Ena Wainwright was brought up by her single mother in Miami far from the glitter of Hollywood
Alisha Ena Wainwright was brought up by her single mother in Miami far from the glitter of Hollywood.
‘My mother is Jamaican and my father is Haitian, so growing up I spent a lot of my very early years going back and forth between both countries,’ she told Conde Nast Traveler.
Her teen years were scarred by money problems but her mother made sure to insulate Alisha from any distress.
‘My mom was incredibly good at sectioning off things that were stressful from my life. I never knew about the issues she had,’ Alisha said to Shondaland.
Well-traveled: ‘My mother is Jamaican and my father is Haitian, so growing up I spent a lot of my very early years going back and forth between both countries,’ she has said
‘She always felt fun and authoritative to me. I never knew what she was going through until later on when I realized there was an incredible financial struggle she went through during my adolescence.’
After majoring in botany at the University of Florida she conducted PhD research in Panama.
She told W: ‘I had a very weird anthropological-botanical focus, and I couldn’t find anyone to give me the money to study it.’
Rising star: She starred as werewolf Maia Roberts on Shadowhunters and now leads the cast of the Netflix sci-fi series Raising Dion
Her professional frustration drove her away from science and into acting, where she made her bones in 2012 on the YouTube comedy show Smosh.
Alisha became a star as werewolf Maia Roberts on the Freeform show Shadowhunters from 2017 till the end of the show this year.
Now she stars as the widowed mother of a child superhero on Raising Dion, a Netflix sci-fi show featuring Michael B. Jordan as her late husband.
‘I was raised by a single mother so I know that there’s a lot of drama in that life, and there is a lot to pull from,’ she told W.
Globetrotter: Her travels are documented on her Instagram page as in this smoldering snapshot taken in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago