As you’ve almost certainly heard by now, Justin Timberlake was spotted holding hands with actress Alisha Wainwright over the weekend.
We would be supportive of JT launching an on-set romance with his latest co-star were it not for the pesky fact that he’s married to Jessica Biel, who was at home raising his child at the time of the scandalous hand-hold.
Needless to say, the people who comment on this sort of thing on social media were livid on Jessica’s behalf.
A hand-hold might not sound terribly scandalous, but it’s worth noting that Justin had removed his wedding ring (even though he and Alisha weren’t filming at the time) and there was some light hand-on-knee contact:
“At one stage, he grabbed her hand and rested it on his knee," one witness tells E! News.
"She then gently started stroking his leg. Then he clutched her hand with both of his and was playing with her hands.”
Stroking? Clutching?! Playing?!?!?
It’s not hard to see why Biel supporters might be so upset by the description of this situation.
Biel herself has yet to speak out on the matter publicly, but we’re guessing she has some words for the man who was all on his high horse in "Cry Me a River" and is now out there just getting his caress on in broad daylight!
Anyway, one person who’s not keeping mum on the situation is Wainwright herself.
The acrtress hasn’t spoken out on the situation directly, a rep for Wainwright issued a statement to Us Weekly on Monday:
“There is no validity to this speculation," the rep said.
"They are working on a project together."
Wainwright’s team wants there to be no misunderstanding with regard to the actress’ (strictly professional) relationship with Timberlake.
“There is nothing going on between them,” a source close to Alisha tells People magazine.
"The video may look a way, but literally, it was nothing. It was some friends, members of the team, crew and people like that," the insider adds.
"They all know each other and were hanging. Like, come on, they’re on an open balcony in New Orleans and he’s famous. It was nothing.”
To be fair to everyone involved, it’s entirely possible that the physical contact between Justin and Alisha was entirely platonic.
That said, we can see why Jessica might have been less than thrilled by the video.