Justin Timberlake has recently got himself into a whole heap of trouble.

For the past week, rumors have been circulating as to whether Justin has been cheating on his wife, Jessica Biel. Now, pictures have been unearthed featuring his Palmer co-star, Alisha Wainwright.

And now, Justin has finally spoken out.

Here's what's happened and what everyone's saying...

Justin and Jessica have been married since 2012.

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The pair began dating in 2007 and have a 4-year-old son, Silas Timberlake.

This is one celebrity couple you wouldn't expect such drama from.

Justin and Jessica have always put on such a strong front. There have never been any questions about their loyalty to each other.

Not so happy family?

It seems this couple might not be the American dream everyone had thought they were.

The public isn't happy.

After Timberlake had made such a big deal out of Britney cheating on him back in the day, the public are calling him out as a hypocrite.

Timberlake was certainly not a good ex to Britney.

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When they broke up in 2002, Britney Spears tried to minimize public speculation by saying they'd decided to mutually split. Timberlake threw his dummy out of the pram and made assertions that Britney had been getting close to her choreographer. He then went on to write "Cry Me A River" as a diss track and later released "What Goes Around... Comes Around" years later when Britney announced her divorce from Kevin Federline. Many critics considered the track to be another diss toward Britney and one that seemed pretty unnecessary.

Women are cancelling Timberlake.

Those who remember his past with Britney are pretty sure he's willing to throw other women under the bus to save his reputation.

Not forgetting Nipplegate...

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Okay, whilst Timberlake has made clear that getting Janet Jackson's breast out during a live performance on the 2004 Super Bowl was an accident, it plagued Janet's career for years, whilst Timberlake actually became more successful.

Whether Justin is a cheat or not...

People are concerned about what this press will do to the career of his Palmer co-star, who is still building her professional reputation.

Alisha Wainwright is an up and coming star.

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The thirty-year-old actress has appeared in numerous TV shows and is most known for her performance in the ABC series Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments.

A scandal like this could ruin her image.

For an actress that is still relatively unknown, an affair with someone in a celebrity power couple, like Timberlake, would be career suicide.

Since the initial photos were printed, paparazzi have hounded Alisha.

Desperate for more evidence that Justin and Alisha are having an affair, the press have hounded the set of Palmer.

Justin has made a real mess this time.

The Bringing Sexy Back hitmaker probably wishes he could take all of this back. What a mess! No wonder he felt the need to issue an apology.

Not that everyone has accepted his apology...

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In fact, some people saw it as an admission of guilt.

Just friends?

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The photos, which are now all over social media do suggest Justin and his co-star were getting close.

Justin and Alisha sitting in a tree...

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..doing something they shouldn't be?

"It's just hand-holding."

Some fans have argued that Justin should not have had to apologize for holding hands with a friend... if that is all it was.

The thing is Justin did not defend himself...

Timberlake decided instead to apologize for embarrassing his wife and for setting a bad example for his son.

He also said he was drunk.

No-one wants to hear "I was drunk," as their partner's only excuse for betraying them.

How will Justin recover?

One fan suggests he will do an SNL skit making light of the situation.

Or better yet...

He'll blame it all on Britney.

Read Justin's statement for yourself here...

What do you think? Do you think Justin and Jessica will make it through this scandal? I guess only time will tell... and of course, the amount they appear in each others Insta pics over the Chrimbo period. Continue scrolling to read about the shortest celebrity marriages of all time. Some will definitely surprise you.