Jennifer Garner “Surprise Pregnancy” Claim Is False

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Jennifer Garner Pregnancy August 2016

By Shari Weiss

Jennifer Garner Pregnancy August 2016

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Jennifer Garner is NOT dealing with a “surprise pregnancy,” despite yet another erroneous tabloid report. Gossip Cop can once again correct the untrue claim.

This latest pregnancy rumor comes from In Touch, which says in its new issue, “Jennifer Garner gets bombshell news as she’s deciding the future of her marriage” with Ben Affleck. A so-called “insider” is quoted as saying, “Jen is telling her inner circle she’s having a baby, and that she’s happy about it but being cautious with Ben.” Meanwhile the source says Affleck is “hoping another child will bring them back together as a family.”

The outlet’s alleged tipster claims Garner and Affleck “conceived the baby while he was working on Justice League in London.” When Garner was in town, it’s explained, “he and Jen had begun spending more time together romantically and Jen realized there was still a lot of love between the two of them.” And while the “insider” notes Garner “wasn’t planning on another baby since her relationship with Ben was essentially on ice,” the magazine says Affleck was not just “shocked,” but also “thrilled” at the news.

“He’s over the moon that Jen is pregnant again because in the past, they’ve been the closest after the birth of their children,” the supposed snitch says of the parents of three. And now, “Ben wants Jen to commit to putting the relationship back on track and to call off the divorce — it’s important to him that their children be raised in a family with two loving parents who aren’t divorced.”

Gossip Cop, though, can’t help but wonder if this is the same “insider” who told In Touch that Garner was pregnant last September, nearly a year ago now. In the months since, the tabloid has flip-flopped on the state of the estranged spouses’ relationship practically every week. But they are indeed still estranged, and the separated couple is not expecting another child. A rep for Garner confirms, once more, that she is NOT pregnant.

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