MAG: Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner in “Bitter Battle” Over Family

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By Daniel Gates


Ben Affleck and his wife Jennifer Garner are said to be locked in a bitter battle over whether to have another baby,” claims the National Enquirer. The tabloid, which falsely claimed the couple’s marriage was “hanging by a thread” way back in 2010, is once again trying to stir up controversy.

A so-called “source” for the Enquirer now insists that Affleck and Garner have come to a “stand-off over whether to grow their family.” As proof of some kind of fight, the magazine dredges up a ridiculous rumor from earlier this month that alleges Affleck’s Oscars acceptance speech — in which he called his marriage “the best kind of work” — somehow infuriated Garner. It did not.

The Enquirer then claims the couple had an “ugly” clash during a post-Oscar party at the Sunset Tower Hotel. They did not. The Enquirer wants everyone to believe there was a “public showdown” between Garner and Affleck on Hollywood’s biggest night, but that only its source knew about it, and is now talking about it a month after the fact.

Affleck and Garner had a perfectly joyous Oscars — from his Argo victory to their celebration afterwards — and while certain corners of the tabloid media seem to enjoy baiting them, there’s simply NO truth to rumors of marriage problems. A source close to the couple tells Gossip Cop the Enquirer story is totally untrue.

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