Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner and Lindsay Shookus are not in a "love triangle," despite a false tabloid report. Gossip Cop can exclusively debunk the supposed drama. We're told it's entirely fabricated.
According to OK!, Affleck's girlfriend is becoming increasingly frustrated by the actor's friendship with his estranged wife, so much so that she's given him an ultimatum. "Every time things seem to be going well, something happens to remind her that Jen and the kids come first," a so-called "source" tells the magazine.
Late last month, Shookus visited Affleck in Hawaii, where he's shooting the upcoming Netflix movie Triple Frontier. Meanwhile, Garner traveled to the tropical island with her and the actor's three kids over Easter weekend. Using this as a jumping off point, the publication claims drama erupted when the two women supposedly crossed paths. The alleged insider contends, "Jen and the kids stayed in a hotel, but when she showed up to Ben's rental, Lindsay was furious."
This narrative is completely inaccurate. In reality, Shookus left Hawaii before Garner and her children arrived on the island. Still, the outlet's unreliable tipster says the tall, blonde "Saturday Night Live" producer "ultimately blew up at Ben, telling him she's confused about his intentions and yelling, 'It's either her or me!'" However, Shookus was last spotted in Hawaii on Tuesday, March 27, while Garner was first photographed on the island on Saturday, March 31. It's evident the two women never overlapped, further proving the magazine's storyline is bogus.
Regardless of the tabloid's cover story being based on a false premise, Gossip Cop still checked in with multiple sources close to the situation, who exclusively assures us on background that there's absolutely no "love triangle" between the actor, his girlfriend and his estranged wife. On the condition of anonymity, one insider tells us that Shookus is completely understanding of Affleck and Garner's friendly dynamic, as well as his devotion to his kids. Our impeccable sources notes the TV producer shares a young daughter with her estranged husband, so she clearly understands the importance of co-parenting.
Unfortunately, this isn't the first time OK! has attempted to create a nonexistent love triangle between the estranged spouses and a third party. Gossip Cop recently busted the magazine for falsely claiming that Affleck and Josh Duhamel were fighting over Garner. Only, Affleck isn't trying to reconcile with his estranged wife, and Duhamel, by his own admission, never ever pursued the actress in the first place. This latest narrative is more fiction from the repeatedly discredited outlet.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.