Is there trouble on the horizon for Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel?
Three months after Justin Timberlake made headlines for getting a little too close to another woman, Jessica Biel has been spotted without her wedding ring.
Back in November, Justin set the internet ablaze, but definitely not for the usual reasons. No, this time, it was because photos surfaced showing him getting all touchy-feely with his Palmer co-star Alisha Wainwright.
The pair were hanging out in a New Orleans bar late at night, along with some of the other cast, crew, and makeup artists. But both Justin and Alisha appeared to be more than “just friends,” as they were caught holding hands and Alisha rested her hand on Justin’s knee.
Some sources defended JT, saying that the hangout was “innocent” and “there is nothing going on between them,” but the candid photos (and video!) seem to tell a different story. Other sources deemed the display “inappropriate” and “something that would make any wife uncomfortable.” After seeing the photos, I have to agree.
In any case, the media had a field day over it. JT finally broke his silence over the ordeal, posting a lengthy public apology in response. He claims that “nothing happened” between him and Alisha.
“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,” he said.
He also went on to apologize directly to his “amazing wife and family” for the “embarrassing situation.”
Since then, there have been reports that Jessica has been unhappy about the situation. JT has been putting in work to repair his marriage in the wake of the controversy. He’s been “making a big effort” to make sure his wife “knows how much she means to him.”
But has he not done enough? Or is it possible that his PDA scandal created a cloud of doubt that no amount of “big effort” can erase?
The Daily Mail managed to snag photos of Jessica out and about in Beverly Hills on Saturday. She donned a comfortable, casual weekend outfit as she ran errands, but there was one item noticeably missing: her left ring finger was sans wedding ring.
The couple did spend the holidays together in December, a month after Justin’s scandal made headlines. And back in January, the pair had an intimate dinner date at Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles. An onlooker reported that “Justin had his attention focused on Jessica.”
Perhaps it just wasn’t enough for Jessica. Or maybe she knows more about what happened between JT and Alisha than she’s letting on. So far there are no reports of Jessica getting a divorce attorney involved, but inside sources claim that she’s “still upset” with her husband over the whole ordeal.
“He has been making big promises and not sticking to them as much as she thinks he can and should,” the insider revealed, continuing, “He promised that he would be more involved with their family and she doesn’t feel like he’s doing that.”
On Tuesday morning, March 3, Biel posted a photo of her and Justin at home, celebrating her 38th birthday and looking happy. The wedding ring is back…perhaps even purposefully displayed in the photo to calm rumors?
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Celebrating my birthday in style… and by that I mean, in pajamas. I made Justin PROMISE not to sing Happy Birthday to me, so he improvised. Sorry you can’t hear it, but I’m still laughing 😂. Thank you, you wonderful human, for really listening to me, and for throwing my kinda party. And thank YOU ALL for the birthday wishes. Feeling the love.
After seeing Justin with his hands on another woman, it’s hard to believe Jessica would go out in public without her ring on for no reason. Our guess is she’s playing it cool as they try to figure things out.