Justin Timberlake stepped out in New Orleans on Thursday, the first time he’s been seen in public since apologizing to his family for his night out with Palmer co-star Alisha Wainwright.

The 38-year-old singer issued a public apology to his wife, actress Jessica Biel, and their family, for his behavior, admitting to a ‘lapse in judgment’ though he said, ‘nothing happened’ between him and his co-star.

Unlike his night out with Wainwright, Timberlake was spotted wearing his wedding ring, all while sources close to Biel, 37, reveal she believes her husband didn’t cheat on her. 

Stepping out: Justin Timberlake stepped out in New Orleans on Thursday, the first time he's been seen in public since apologizing to his family for his night out with Palmer co-star Alisha Wainwright

Stepping out: Justin Timberlake stepped out in New Orleans on Thursday, the first time he's been seen in public since apologizing to his family for his night out with Palmer co-star Alisha Wainwright

Stepping out: Justin Timberlake stepped out in New Orleans on Thursday, the first time he’s been seen in public since apologizing to his family for his night out with Palmer co-star Alisha Wainwright

Timberlake was wearing a grey Nike Air t-shirt with black and grey shorts with black and grey Nike running shoes.

The singer and actor had one beverage bottle in his hand with another bottle tucked under his same arm.

While Timberlake’s wife Jessica Biel hasn’t spoken publicly about her husband’s behavior, sources have claimed to People.

Justin's look: Timberlake was wearing a grey Nike Air t-shirt with black and grey shorts with black and grey Nike running shoes

Justin's look: Timberlake was wearing a grey Nike Air t-shirt with black and grey shorts with black and grey Nike running shoes

Justin’s look: Timberlake was wearing a grey Nike Air t-shirt with black and grey shorts with black and grey Nike running shoes

Lapse in judgment: He admitted that he had a 'lapse in judgment' in holding hands with Wainwright last month, at a bar in New Orleans, but he made it clear that, 'nothing happened between me and my co-star'

Lapse in judgment: He admitted that he had a 'lapse in judgment' in holding hands with Wainwright last month, at a bar in New Orleans, but he made it clear that, 'nothing happened between me and my co-star'

Lapse in judgment: He admitted that he had a ‘lapse in judgment’ in holding hands with Wainwright last month, at a bar in New Orleans, but he made it clear that, ‘nothing happened between me and my co-star’

‘He’s charming and outgoing. And obviously he drank too much this time, but Jessica believes he didn’t cheat on her. She will stand by him,’ the source said.

‘They will work through this. It was good that he apologized publicly but obviously the real work he is doing is in private and hopefully this was just a bad drunken night of this type of behavior,’ the source added.

Another source said that the couple is ‘downplaying everything and trying to laugh it off as nothing.’

Charming: 'He's charming and outgoing. And obviously he drank too much this time, but Jessica believes he didn't cheat on her. She will stand by him,' the source said

Charming: 'He's charming and outgoing. And obviously he drank too much this time, but Jessica believes he didn't cheat on her. She will stand by him,' the source said

Charming: ‘He’s charming and outgoing. And obviously he drank too much this time, but Jessica believes he didn’t cheat on her. She will stand by him,’ the source said

‘But it was definitely inappropriate and something that would make any wife uncomfortable,’ the source added.

‘He had too much to drink and got carried away. Their marriage will survive,’ the source added.

‘She is very good to him and he knows how lucky he is. He says it was not a big deal, they were all hanging out together and that’s the end of the story.’

Inappropriate: 'But it was definitely inappropriate and something that would make any wife uncomfortable,' the source added

Inappropriate: 'But it was definitely inappropriate and something that would make any wife uncomfortable,' the source added

Inappropriate: ‘But it was definitely inappropriate and something that would make any wife uncomfortable,’ the source added

Timberlake said in his statement on Wednesday that he tries to, ‘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 that I love.’

He admitted that he had a ‘lapse in judgment’ in holding hands with Wainwright last month, at a bar in New Orleans, but he made it clear that, ‘nothing happened between me and my co-star.’

‘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,’ Timberlake said.

No gossip: Timberlake said in his statement on Wednesday that he tries to, '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 that I love'

No gossip: Timberlake said in his statement on Wednesday that he tries to, '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 that I love'

No gossip: Timberlake said in his statement on Wednesday that he tries to, ‘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 that I love’

Lapse: He admitted that he had a 'lapse in judgment' in holding hands with Wainwright last month, at a bar in New Orleans, but he made it clear that, 'nothing happened between me and my co-star

Lapse: He admitted that he had a 'lapse in judgment' in holding hands with Wainwright last month, at a bar in New Orleans, but he made it clear that, 'nothing happened between me and my co-star

Lapse: He admitted that he had a ‘lapse in judgment’ in holding hands with Wainwright last month, at a bar in New Orleans, but he made it clear that, ‘nothing happened between me and my co-star

Family: Timberlake added his behavior, 'is not the example I want to set for my son,' referring to his four-year old Silas, seen here in April this year

Family: Timberlake added his behavior, 'is not the example I want to set for my son,' referring to his four-year old Silas, seen here in April this year

Family: Timberlake added his behavior, ‘is not the example I want to set for my son,’ referring to his four-year old Silas, seen here in April this year

Justin Timberlake’s Dating History

Jessica Biel 

The couple married in 2012 after dating for five years and share a son, Silas, aged four.

Justin revealed in his memoirs that they met at a party and he fell for her when she was the only one who laughed at a joke he made.

‘We were both still seeing other people, keeping ourselves safe from getting hurt, from really putting ourselves out there.’ he wrote.

‘It took a bit for both of us to admit to ourselves that we were really, really into each other.’

They amicably announced their breakup through reps in March 2011 but by July an Us Weekly source said they were ‘quietly seeing each other again.’

He proposed in Montana in December 2011 and they held a sumptuous wedding at a resort in Puglia, Italy in 2012.

Jessica and Justin in 2018 at the Emmy awards

Jessica and Justin in 2018 at the Emmy awards

Jessica and Justin in 2018 at the Emmy awards

Cameron Diaz 

The A-list couple began dating in 2003 and announced their breakup at the beginning of 2007.

They apparently met when she gave him the Kids’ Choice Award for Best Burp onstage in 2003, two years after she got the same gong.

Their breakup occurred amid a storm of rumors about his infidelity with his What Goes Around… Comes Around music video co-star Scarlett Johanssen.

Scarlett responded to the conjecture in Seventeen: ‘We live in a world today where if two people are single – and one’s a guy and one’s a girl and they’re both famous – you’re going to be linked with somebody.’

She added: ‘If it’s somebody one week, it’s going to be somebody else the next week. It’s either me or Jessica Biel.’

Justin and Cameron announced their split in January 2007. Later that month People reported they had a blowout fight at a Golden Globes afterparty when she marched up to him while he was in conversation with Jessica.

Four years after their breakup, however, Justin and Cameron could be seen starring together in Bad Teacher. 

Justin and Cameron seen here in 2007

Justin and Cameron seen here in 2007

Justin and Cameron seen here in 2007

Tatyana Ali 

Justin Timberlake and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air actress briefly dated back in 2003.

She went on to marry Stanford professor Vaughn Rasberry in 2016 and the couple have a three-year-old son called Edward.

Alyssa Milano 

Justin and the Charmed star dated for a few months in 2002. 

On the Australian breakfast show Rove and Sam in 2016, Justin revealed he had a crush on her when he was a child and she was on Who’s The Boss.

‘Then we dated briefly, so that got weird,’ he quipped. ‘I was like: “Hey, I used to be obsessed with you when I was a kid.”‘ 

Jenna Dewan 

Channing Tatum’s ex has admitted she and the SexyBack singer dated in 2002, following his split from Britney Spears.

She said on Watch What Happens Live that she was his backup dancer ‘like, during-after the breakup’ with Britney.

According to Jenna the relationship was ‘not that long, guys. We were like friends, friends that then dated, and then we’re just really good friends now.’ 

Britney Spears 

Justin and Britney Spears dated between 1998 and 2002 – including their iconic double denim appearance at the 2001 American Music Awards. 

They met as children while both were members of the Mickey Mouse Club amid a group that included Christina Aguilera.

She famously opened for his boy band NSYNC in 1998. Three years later, Britney, NSYNC and Aerosmith played the Super Bowl halftime together.

There were rumors she lost her virginity to Justin but her mother Lynn wrote in her memoirs that Britney was 14 when she first had sex.

When they split in 2002 there was unconfirmed conjecture that the breaking point was her infidelity with choreographer Wade Robson.

Wade featured in the Leaving Neverland documentary where said that when he was a child he was sexually abused by Michael Jackson.

Britney and Justin at the 2001 American Music Awards

Britney and Justin at the 2001 American Music Awards

Britney and Justin at the 2001 American Music Awards

Veronica Finn 

Justin began dating Veronica in 1996 when he was 17, already in NSYNC, and she was 16 in the girl group Innosense.

In 2012 she told Star: ‘I was a “girl version of Justin.” We hit it off right away.’ She shared: ‘Our love was unique, and he was an absolute sweetheart.’

Veronica worried that Justin was unfaithful while touring and so they split, but she confessed in 2012 that she has held onto a box of pictures, letters and other items to remember the relationship by.

Fergie 

JT dated the Black Eyed Peas songstress way back in 1996.

The pop star, whose real name is Stacy Ann Ferguson, admitted on Watch What Happens Live that their fling wasn’t ‘all that serious.’

Who is Alisha Wainwright?

Justin Timberlake was seen getting cozy at a New Orleans bar with his Palmer co-star Alisha Wainwright this week.

Despite pictures of them holding hands – with Justin’s wedding ring missing – a source told DailyMail.com they were ‘out with a group of people from [the Palmer] production. There was nothing going on.’

So who is the leggy bombshell at the center of the rumor storm?

Origin story: Alisha Ena Wainwright was brought up by her single mother in Miami far from the glitter of Hollywood

Origin story: Alisha Ena Wainwright was brought up by her single mother in Miami far from the glitter of Hollywood

Origin story: Alisha Ena Wainwright was brought up by her single mother in Miami far from the glitter of Hollywood

Alisha Ena Wainwright was brought up by her single mother in Miami far from the glitter of Hollywood.

‘My mother is Jamaican and my father is Haitian, so growing up I spent a lot of my very early years going back and forth between both countries,’ she told Conde Nast Traveler.

Her teen years were scarred by money problems but her mother made sure to insulate Alisha from any distress. 

‘My mom was incredibly good at sectioning off things that were stressful from my life. I never knew about the issues she had,’ Alisha said to Shondaland

Well-traveled: 'My mother is Jamaican and my father is Haitian, so growing up I spent a lot of my very early years going back and forth between both countries,' she has said

Well-traveled: 'My mother is Jamaican and my father is Haitian, so growing up I spent a lot of my very early years going back and forth between both countries,' she has said

 Well-traveled: ‘My mother is Jamaican and my father is Haitian, so growing up I spent a lot of my very early years going back and forth between both countries,’ she has said

‘She always felt fun and authoritative to me. I never knew what she was going through until later on when I realized there was an incredible financial struggle she went through during my adolescence.’

After majoring in botany at the University of Florida she conducted PhD research in Panama.

She told W: ‘I had a very weird anthropological-botanical focus, and I couldn’t find anyone to give me the money to study it.’

Rising star: She starred as werewolf Maia Roberts on Shadowhunters and now leads the cast of the Netflix sci-fi series Raising Dion

Rising star: She starred as werewolf Maia Roberts on Shadowhunters and now leads the cast of the Netflix sci-fi series Raising Dion

Rising star: She starred as werewolf Maia Roberts on Shadowhunters and now leads the cast of the Netflix sci-fi series Raising Dion

Her professional frustration drove her away from science and into acting, where she made her bones in 2012 on the YouTube comedy show Smosh.

Alisha became a star as werewolf Maia Roberts on the Freeform show Shadowhunters from 2017 till the end of the show this year.

Now she stars as the widowed mother of a child superhero on Raising Dion, a Netflix sci-fi show featuring Michael B. Jordan as her late husband.

‘I was raised by a single mother so I know that there’s a lot of drama in that life, and there is a lot to pull from,’ she told W.

Globetrotter: Her travels are documented on her Instagram page as in this smoldering snapshot taken in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

Globetrotter: Her travels are documented on her Instagram page as in this smoldering snapshot taken in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

Globetrotter: Her travels are documented on her Instagram page as in this smoldering snapshot taken in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago