Jennifer Garner Not Speaking To Ben Affleck After Bill Simmons Interview?

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Jennifer Garner Not Speaking Ben Affleck

By Shari Weiss


Jennifer Garner Not Speaking Ben Affleck

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Is Jennifer Garner not speaking to Ben Affleck in the wake of his Bill Simmons interview? That’s the claim in one of Wednesday’s tabloids. Gossip Cop investigated, and here’s what we found out.

According to the new issue of Star, Affleck showed up for the “Any Given Wednesday” taping “looking bloated and slurring his speech — at 11 a.m.” It’s said the shoot “quickly turned into disaster,” leading to his on-air rant about Deflategate. Now a so-called “source” is quoted as saying, “Ben humiliated himself by being clearly drunk on TV. It won’t be easy for him to live that down.”

“Jen won’t talk to him,” the supposed “insider” goes on to claim. “She’s seen him sloppy drunk plenty of times, but he’d managed to avoid being that way on national television. His behavior has Jen mortified, and he’ll have to start from square one if he wants to save his family.”

Of course, this is coming from the same magazine that previously claimed in May that Garner and Affleck were on the road to reconciling after they were supposedly seen “kissing” in Paris. Now Star is conveniently claiming that’s off the table due to Affleck’s behavior. But that’s not the only thing wrong with this piece.

Affleck did NOT go to the taping “bloated and slurring his speech.” And, as Gossip Cop already debunked last week, he was NOT intoxicated during the interview with Simmons. There is a difference between being passionate and being drunk.

Most importantly, though, it hasn’t changed the dynamic with Garner. Gossip Cop is exclusively told by a contact close to the situation that the claim she isn’t talking to Affleck is “B.S.” And no, that doesn’t stand for Bill Simmons in in this case.

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