After Justin Timberlake made a public apology for those photos of him holding hands with a costar at a bar, Wendy Williams said she believes it was someone else in his home pulling the puppet strings.
The singer/actor posted a lengthy statement on Wednesday night, after photos of him with his “Palmer” costar Alisha Wainwright made headlines. Calling it a “strong lapse in judgment,” he apologized to his “amazing wife and family” and denied anything happened between them.
Wendy, however, didn’t think the apology was really necessary at this point.
“We do Hot Topics, that’s our business. I forgot all about you, Jessica Biel, the costar and the whole bit and now you’re apologizing?” she began her show on Thursday. “It must be hell at home, honey!”
Williams then said Biel probably “grabbed [Justin] by the scruff of his neck and said you better get out there and say something,” she continued. “Which is only making it a bigger situation than it was. I had forgotten.”
Her studio audience clapped in unison when she asked them to applaud if they also forgot about the controversy. She then said “there’s nothing wrong with a hand on the knee sometimes” and said the statement only brought “more light to the fact your marriage must be in scrambles right now.”
She continued to set her sights on Biel, by saying she never thought the two had much chemistry as a couple. “They look good together, but I don’t really understand the appeal of Biel beyond a look,” said Wendy. “I don’t see her being able to dance to his music or drink all night with him. Maybe too serious for him.”
Calling Biel “a lovely girl” who was also “very beautiful,” Wendy said she pictures Justin with someone who has “a little swivel in her step.”
On Wednesday night, Timberlake shared his apology to Instagram, his first public statement since the photos dropped.
“I stay away from gossip as much asI can, but for my family I feel it is important to address recent rumors that are hurting the people I love,” he wrote. “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.”
“This is not the example I want to set for my son,” he continued. “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.”
He concluded the statement by saying he is “incredibly proud to be working on Palmer” and is “looking forward to continuing to make this movie and excited for people to see it.”