One of this week's tabloids claims Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are getting back together six months after finalizing their divorce. The story is completely untrue. Gossip Cop can debunk it.
According to Woman's Day Australia, the ex-spouses are headed towards a reconciliation just months after hashing out a divorce settlement. A supposed source tells the magazine, "Jen and Ben are in a great place right now. A lot of people in their inner circle think there's a good chance they could work things out as a couple again. Just because they're no longer married doesn't mean it's out of the question."
Earlier this month, Affleck and "Saturday Night Live" producer Lindsay Shookus split for a second time after briefly rekindling their romance. Meanwhile, Garner has been dating CaliBurger CEO John Miller for nearly a year, but the magazine speculates the actress's romance is winding down. It's been a few weeks since Garner and her boyfriend were spotted together, but there's nothing to actually indicate they've broken up as the couple has always kept their relationship very private.
Still, the outlet's alleged insider says Garner is willing to take Affleck back now that he's cleaned up his act, while the actor "would take Jen back in a heartbeat." The seemingly phony tipster adds, " It's up to her whether she'd be willing to go down that road again... But at the end of the day, he's a big part of her past, present and who knows, maybe her future, too."
The tabloid's story simply isn't accurate. Affleck and Garner have remained on good terms and successfully co-parent their three children, but their romance has long been over and they're not reigniting it. The claim otherwise is coming from an anonymous and untraceable "source," but Gossip Cop reached out to the actor's spokesperson, who tells us he's not getting back together with his ex-wife. Despite what the outlet's so-called "insider" says, the actor's rep confirms that the status of his divorce from Garner isn't changing.
It's worth noting, there should be no doubt at this point that Woman's Day makes up stories about the ex-spouses. In January, Gossip Cop busted the tabloid for wrongly reporting that Garner was pregnant with Miller's baby three months after finalizing her divorce from Affleck. As time has proven, that wasn't the case.
Back in March 2018, Gossip Cop called out the magazine for falsely claiming Affleck had "dumped" Shookus and was getting back together with Garner. The actor and the "SNL" producer didn't split until five months later, and he never reconciled with his ex-wife. The tabloid's various narratives surrounding the exes never pan out. This latest one won't either.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.