Last month however, they hit headlines as a photograph spread across the internet of Justin Timberlake holding hands under a table with his Palmer co-star, Alisa Wainwright, at a rooftop cast and crew party for the film.
‘There is no validity to this speculation. They are currently working on a project together,’ a representative for Alisa Wainwright immediately explained to People. ‘Members of the cast and crew were all together.’
Both Justin and Jessica however kept quiet, with JT speaking out only recently, releasing a statement as a public apology to his wife.
‘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 continued: ‘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 behaviour. 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’.
This week saw a wave of backlash against Jessica Biel as it was reported that she had told her husband to post the Instagram apology.
‘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 Us Weekly.
Our verdict? Fair enough. Jessica Biel has probably suffered the most out of this whole scandal, so if a public apology from her husband is what she needs to ‘work through this’, then we should all respect that.