Earlier this week, Justin Timberlake publicly apologized via social media for pictures that showed him holding hands with his Palmer co-star Alisha Wainwright at a bar. In a new “hot topics” segment, talk show host Wendy Williams said that she believes Timberlake’s wife Jessica Biel forced him to apologize even though it wasn’t necessary.
In his statement, Timberlake wrote that he stays away from gossip as much as he can, but he felt it was important for his family to address the rumors about him and Wainwright because they were hurting people he loved.
“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 regret my behavior. I should have known better,” wrote Timberlake.
He went on to say that this is not the example he wants to set for his son, Silas, and he apologized to his “amazing wife and family” for putting them through such embarrassment. Timberlake said he is focused on being the best husband and father he can be, and “this was not that.”
The 38-year-old concluded his statement by telling his fans that he is proud to be working on Palmer, and he looks forward to completing the film and is excited for people to see it.
Williams said on The Wendy Williams Show that it wasn’t necessary for Timberlake to apologize because the story had already died, and bringing it up again proves things “must be hell at home.”
The talk show diva said that Biel probably grabbed her husband by the scruff of his neck and demanded that he “get out there and say something.”
“Which is only making it a bigger situation than it was. I had forgotten,” said Williams.
She then asked her studio audience if they had forgotten about the pics and rumors, and they responded that they had with applause. Williams said that all Timberlake’s statement did was show the world that his marriage “must be in scrambles right now.”
Wendy Williams then gave her honest opinion about Timberlake and Biel’s relationship, saying that they look good together, but she doesn’t see the appeal of Biel “beyond the look.” Williams said Biel is a “lovely girl” who is “very beautiful.” But, she sees Timberlake with someone who has “a little swivel in her step.”
“I don’t see her being able to dance to his music or drink all night with him. Maybe too serious for him,” said Williams.
The Wendy Williams Show airs weekdays in syndication.