One of this week's tabloids claims Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner got into a tense fight after dropping their kids off at school. The story is completely untrue. Gossip Cop can debunk it.
"Ben & Jen's Stroll Takes Nasty Turn!" reads a headline in the latest issue of the National Enquirer. The outlet contends that the ex-spouses got into a "showdown" following a morning school run. According to the magazine, Garner was "clearly irritated" with her ex and the two "appeared to be quarreling" on the sidewalk.
A so-called "source" tells the outlet, "Nothing's worse than facing an upset ex-spouse. Ben looked like a sulking teenager as he coped to whatever Jen was annoyed with him about." The unreliable tabloid provides zero explanation as to what Affleck and Garner's supposed argument entailed. The article is based on two photos of the exes taking a stroll in Los Angeles, but the images don't indicate they're having a fight.
Unfortunately for the Enquirer, the Daily Mail published the full video of Affleck and Garner walking together after taking their kids to school. The footage shows the exes having a very calm conversation before going their separate ways. In fact, the British outlet described the pair as "the picture of amicable exes" and noted they "seem to be getting along swimmingly."
Despite there being clear-cut evidence proving the exes never battled during their stroll, Gossip Cop still checked in with a source close to Garner, who confirms the tabloid's report is untrue. The untrustworthy outlet has been caught attempting to stir up nonexistent drama. Anyone with eyes can plainly see that the exes didn't have any sort of confrontation.
Of course, the Enquirer doesn't have the best track record when it comes to accurately reporting about the ex-spouses. When Garner finalized her divorce from Affleck last year, the tabloid claimed it was because she's expecting a baby with boyfriend John Miller. As time has proven, the actress isn't pregnant.
Back in 2016, Gossip Cop called out the publication for wrongly reporting that Affleck and Garner were calling off their divorce and having another baby together. And shortly before that, we busted the magazine for falsely claiming Affleck and Garner were adopting twins in addition to getting back together. Neither of these bogus storylines ever panned out.
It's fairly evident at this point that the outlet has zero insight into the relationship between the ex-spouses. This latest article surrounding Affleck and Garner's imaginary street fight is another example.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.