Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are not having therapy sessions with their kids at the actor’s rehab facility, despite a new report. Gossip Cop can bust the untrue story. Though Affleck is indeed seeking treatment, it does not involve bringing a 12-year-old, a 9-year-old and a 6-year-old to a rehab center.
But RadarOnline is announcing in a headline, “Last Ditch Effort? Ben Affleck & Jen Garner Try ‘Intense’ Family Therapy Sessions In Rehab.” According to the site, Affleck and Garner are “fighting his substance-abuse demons as a family.” A so-called “source” claims she and their three children “have been there, and are getting family counseling and intense therapy sessions.”
“The girls are well aware of what is going on with their dad and they also understand what alcoholism is,” asserts the untraceable source. Nothing specific is said about the couple’s young son. Maintains the alleged tipster, “Jen has no intentions of working anything out with him, but she does want him to stay sober so that he can be a father to their kids.”
It is true that Garner is concerned about how Affleck’s sobriety will affect their kids. But a spokesperson for the actress tells Gossip Cop that these claims about the children doing therapy sessions at the rehab are inaccurate. And the website is known for spreading misinformation about these particular stars.
Last month for example, the outlet wrongly announced Affleck and Lindsay Shookus were having a “shotgun wedding,” with the “SNL” producer “expecting” his baby. It was then falsely claimed that Garner was “blocking” the wedding by refusing to move forward with a divorce. Gossip Cop rightly busted both stories at the time. Since then, Affleck and Shookus have broken up, and Affleck and Garner have finalized their divorce.
The online publication was also wrong last December when it peddled a story contending Affleck “dumped” Shookus to get back together with Garner, and this past June marked nine months since the site erroneously speculated Shookus was pregnant. Meanwhile, Garner hasn’t started dating Liam Neeson, despite a romance rumor the blog spread in April. Perhaps most infamously, in 2016 the website alleged Garner’s dad told them she and Affleck were “back on for good” when he said nothing of the sort.
Gossip Cop rounded up all of these examples to show how over time RadarOnline has proven to be untrustworthy. Even its stories from just last month weren’t credible. In nearly all of these instances, the outlet relied on an anonymous “source” or “insider,” and is doing so again here. But time has proven its sources are anything but reliable. That’s the case again now.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.