On Thursday, something peculiar happened.

Pictures surfaced of Justin Timberlake tightly clenching the hand of his co-star Alisha Wainwright. The two actors were surrounded by the rest of the cast members of their upcoming movie Palmer so many think the images meant nothing.

However, Justin Timberlake’s gaze and affection directed at Wainwright in the shots suggest otherwise.

The Cry Me A River singer has been married to Jessica Biel since 2012. The couple also share a 4-year-old son named Silas.

In these new pics though, the 38-year-old’s wedding band is missing. This, of course, has birthed more rumors.

What’s going on here? A few sources are clarifying that the paparazzi-caught pictures didn’t mean a thing. You see, why would JT be so stupid so as to have a secret affair in public. Clearly, they were just being platonically affectionate.

Then again, it can also be that the effect of booze had taken over Justin, making him forget where he was. Maybe he forgot that the cameras are actually rolling even when they apparently aren’t. The actor did need a bit support when he finally got up to go inside the bar on the balcony of which they were seen.

One source reported to MailOnline, “At one stage he grabbed her hand and rested it on his knee. She then gently started stroking his leg. Then he clutched her hand with both of his and was playing with her hands.”

Rumors have spiraled before as well stating that Justin and Jessica’s marriage is at the verge of breaking. However, so far the couple has been going strong. In their relationship timeline, there was definitely a moment when they broke up – back in 2011. They didn’t stay apart for long though and got back together, this time for a forever.

Before letting Justin’s little hand touching moment break your TimberBiel heart, know that this scene is probably being blown out of proportion. Insiders have made it clear that there’s no romance brewing between JT and Alisha Wainwright.

A source from Wainwright’s side told People magazine, “There is no validity to this speculation. They are currently working on a project together. Members of the cast and crew were all together.”

Justin Timberlake has not spoken out on the matter. And honestly, he doesn’t need to. The guy has been pretty open about being in total love with his wife. So, what does Jessica Biel think of this new scandal?

Most likely, she just rolled her eyes at the ridiculousness of it all. The actress, being famous herself, is well aware of how things get spun out of context sometimes. This, in fact, is not her first high-profile relationship.

Biel last dated Chris Evans, that too for a long while before the couple parted ways and Jessica found Justin. If you’re still thinking about why Justin was not wearing his wedding ring, the answer to that is also simple – because he was shooting a movie and was probably told to remove any personal jewelry prior to filming.