Jessica Biel ‘Encouraged’ Justin Timberlake to Publicly Apologize to Her for His Photo Scandal

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Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake

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Jessica Biel was a big force behind her husband Justin Timberlake’s public statement last week, when he apologized to her for photos that came out of him last month holding hands with his Palmer co-star Alisha Wainwright, Us Weekly reports. She pushed him to post it because no, she was absolutely not okay with the scandal, although their marriage will survive it.

“Jessica encouraged Justin to put out his statement on Instagram because she felt embarrassed by his actions and wanted him to take accountability,” a source told the outlet.

A source explained that “Jessica was very upset and embarrassed by Justin’s behavior. [But] they are still united, very much together and strong.”

Wainwright’s rep denied any affair was happening between her and Timberlake when the photos initially came out. Timberlake, in his Instagram statement last week, reiterated that.

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.

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. 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.

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