Jessica Biel Explains Her AMAs Absence, During Which Justin Timberlake Made A Pretty Awkward Speech

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Hey, Internet: Jessica Biel would like to issue a friendly reminder that she and her husband Justin Timberlake are doing just fine.

Last night, Timberlake’s solo appearance at the American Music Awards ignited speculation that the couple’s relationship is on the rocks. “I’m watching from home tonight. Calm down, Internet,” the actress tweeted in response.

That’s right, world wide web, let’s take a step back on this one. I’m inclined to believe that Biel, a human being of the chill variety, decided to avoid the awards show hullabaloo in favor of a quiet night at home.

I’m sure that Jessica Biel was cheering on for her hubby as he scooped up three awards and treated the crowd to a performance of “Drink You Away.” I am not sure that Biel was cheering when Timberlake confused his time onstage as another SNL appearance, going into character as Rihanna’s mother as he accepted his award for Favorite Male Artist (Soul/R&B).

Monica Fenty had presented her daughter with an Icon Award earlier in the night, which prompted the “SexyBack” singer to exclaim, “Can we talk about how cute Rihanna’s mom is?”

Suddenly adopting a Barbadian accent, he continued, “How cute Rihanna’s mom is! She’s so proud of the icon,” which garnered laughs from the audience. Jessica Biel’s enemy The Internet reacted with mixed feelings, some calling out the singer for “mocking” Rihanna’s mom, and others claiming that the speech was endearing. Basically, some Twitter users Lol’d; others did not.

Check out the gallery to see Timberlake winning big and strumming the guitar at last night’s AMAs. And tell us, did you think JT’s speech was offensive or was it a non-issue? Let us know in the comments below!

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