Ben Affleck Was NOT Dumped Because He’s A Bad Dad, Despite Report

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Ben Affleck Bad Dad

By Shari Weiss

Ben Affleck Bad Dad

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Ben Affleck was NOT dumped because he’s a bad dad, despite a new tabloid story alleging the actor’s poor parenting led Jennifer Garner to pull the plug on their marriage. Gossip Cop can debunk the report.

As Gossip Cop has reported, Garner and Affleck jointly announced last week that they are divorcing after 10 years of marriage. The stars have three children together: Violet, 9; Seraphina, 6; and Samuel, 3. Now, according to the new issue of Life & Style, “Jen lost it once Ben’s bad behavior started to affect their kids.”

So, what allegedly happened? In its only shred of evidence, the magazine regurgitates a previous claim it posted online about Affleck supposedly being “40 minutes late to pick up the children from school.” “And when he finally showed up,” Life & Style quotes its supposed “insider” as saying, “she heard he smelled of booze and cigarettes.” The outlet alleges the “incident” was the “final straw” for Garner.

But the suggestion that Garner and Affleck are splitting because of his parenting skills is utterly FALSE. And despite Life & Style once again claiming Garner wants “full” custody, they are actually planning on JOINT custody. If Affleck was such a horrible, irresponsible father, why would Garner agree to that, or allow him to remain living on their property?

While Affleck certainly has his vices, and his career often takes him away from home, Gossip Cop is told he is absolutely a present and dedicated father when with his children. The demise of Affleck’s marriage to Garner is a reflection of his relationship with HER, not his relationship with the kids. And, contrary to the picture Life & Style has painted, the decision to divorce was a mutual one.

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