Ben Affleck has been romantically linked to many of his female co-stars, whether or not he’s actually dating them. Gossip Cop has debunked several stories about the actor’s nonexistent romances with various actresses. Here are five wrong rumors on the subject.
Earlier this month, Gossip Cop busted NW for falsely claiming Affleck was crushing on Kate Beckinsale 18 years after working with her on Pearl Harbor. The magazine contended that the movie star was trying to score a date with the actress by offering up fun ideas because he didn’t want to just take her out for a “boring dinner.” An alleged insider told the tabloid that Beckinsale’s friends believed “she should totally go for it.” An individual in the actress’s camp, however, dismissed the story as fiction and explained to us that she hasn’t spoken to Affleck “in about 10 years.”
Last October, Gossip Cop debunked a Woman’s Day story about Affleck “getting his flirt on” with Janina Gavankar, his co-star in the upcoming addiction drama Torrance. An anonymous tipster told the outlet that the co-stars were “getting super-cozy” during filming, and everyone on set was talking about “their connection.” Affleck’s own spokesperson told us the report was completely fabricated. Around the time the article was published, People magazine noted that the actor was single and “will date in the future, but for now his focus is on his sobriety, family and his next project.”
Gossip Cop called out OK! in 2016 for wrongly reporting that Affleck was in a “secret romance” with Charlize Theron, his co-star in the 2000 movie Reindeer Games. The tabloid claimed the two reconnected at an Oscar party several years after developing a close bond on the set of their film. The only true aspect of the outlet’s story is that both Affleck and Theron had attended the Vanity Fair Oscar party. The magazine baselessly attempted to create a romance between the two stars simply because both were single at the time and had once worked together.
Back in 2015, shortly after the actor’s split from Jennifer Garner, Gossip Cop busted OK! for alleging Affleck was planning a rebound romance with Live By Night co-star Sienna Miller. The tabloid maintained that the two were “really flirty on set,” and the actor liked that the actress was based in London because he wasn’t looking for “anything serious.” A source close to Affleck shot down the report as soon as it emerged. As time has proven, the actor never had a relationship with Miller.
And shortly before that, Gossip Cop corrected a Star story claiming Affleck was “hooking up” with actress Abigail Kuklis, who had a small role in Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice. The magazine noted that Kuklis also had a small role in Garner’s 2009 movie Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past, making the actor’s supposed romance with her was some sort of “betrayal.” In addition to the premise not making much sense, there wasn’t a shred of truth to it. Affleck never dated the actress, who coincidentally worked with his ex-wife several years prior. The unreliable outlet just connected some dots to come up with a non-story.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.