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PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 01: Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel attend the Louis Vuitton Womenswear Spring/Summer 2020 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on October 01, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Justin Timberlake has finally come forward to address the hand-holding incident that happened between him and his co-star, Alisha Wainwright.

To recap, pictures and videos surfaced of Timberlake and Wainwright holding hands in a social setting. There was also a photo of Wainwright stroking his knee.

Now Justin has gone to Instagram to explain himself and apologize. The singer wrote in a lengthy post,

“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 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. 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.”

Instagram post by Justin Timberlake * Dec 5, 2019 at 1:05am UTC

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