Ben Affleck And Jennifer Garner Divorce: Separating Fact From Fiction

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Ben Affleck Jennifer Garner Divorce Rumors

By Shari Weiss |

Ben Affleck Jennifer Garner Divorce Rumors

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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner’s divorce news has prompted a lot of outlets to run wild with rumors and speculation. Gossip Cop, however, has been consulting with sources, and we can now separate fact from fiction.

FICTION: Ben Affleck cheated with Margot Robbie, as alleged by The Sun, Celeb Dirty Laundry and others.
FACT: Affleck did NOT cheat with Robbie, sources exclusively tell Gossip Cop. For her part, Robbie has been in a committed relationship with Tom Ackerley for some time.

FICTION: Ben Affleck was dumped by Jennifer Garner due to infidelity, as alleged by Us Weekly and People.
FACT: Sources insist to Gossip Cop that Affleck was NOT unfaithful to Garner. Any trust issues between them had more to do with other questionable behavior.

FICTION: Ben Affleck has issues with gambling and drinking, as alleged by multiple publications.
FACT: Gossip Cop is told this is actually true. And the more Garner got on his case about it, the more Affleck was driven to his vices. In a way, Affleck became as bad as he was painted during counseling sessions.

FICTION: Jennifer Lopez is trying to get back together with Ben Affleck, as alleged by National Enquirer.
FACT: Sources close to Lopez were disgusted when she was dragged into her ex-fiancé’s split from Garner. A rep for the singer told Gossip Cop it was absolutely “not true” that she intended to get back together with Affleck. Gossip Cop also busted a made-up MediaTakeOut story that alleged Lopez and Affleck were having an affair.

FICTION: Ben Affleck is leaving Jennifer Garner and the kids, and moving into a “bachelor pad,” as alleged by various tabloids.
FACT: Affleck is actually moving into another house on the property he shares with his family. He will continue to live on their massive estate in order to be close to their kids. Gossip Cop is told, whatever his faults, Affleck is a “committed father.”

FICTION: Jennifer Garner is seeking full custody of her children with Ben Affleck, as alleged by Life & Style.
FACT: Garner actually plans to seek JOINT custody when she and Affleck eventually file for divorce. The estranged spouses have vowed to co-parent, and they’ve since not only gone to Bahamas together as family, but Affleck is currently with the kids and Garner in Atlanta as she films a movie.

Gossip Cop will continue to have updates.


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