justin-timberlake-people's-choice-awards-2014-gi.jpg“This is not the dateless A-lister you are looking for … “

At the “40th Annual People’s Choice Awards” Wednesday night (Jan. 8), Justin Timberlake used the good ol’ fashioned distraction method to keep us from questioning the status of his relationship with wife Jessica Biel, who once again left him dateless at a major awards show.

The internet screamed “trouble in paradise” when JT showed up to the American Music Awards solo, prompting Biel to tweet, “I’m watching from home tonight. Calm down, Internet.”

So as Timberlake accepted the People’s Choice Award for favorite album (“The 20/20 Experience”), he seemingly attempted to head off the rumor mill at the pass by making his acceptance speech all about his lovely bride.

“I’d like to thank my beautiful wife for teaching me patience,” Timberlake says. “And the little things … like … just putting the dishes in the dishwasher — it goes a long way. Fellas, you’re welcome.”

Alright, Justin. We’ll buy what you’re selling … for now. But if Jessica sits out the Golden Globes this weekend (or the Grammys Jan. 26), we’re definitely crying foul.

Posted by:mchance