Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are not “together again” in the gym, despite a new report claiming the actress is helping her estranged husband get “into shape.” Not only is this untrue tale reminiscent of a previously debunked story, but there is zero proof to support it. In fact, Gossip Cop can point out evidence that disproves it.
This inaccurate article comes from RadarOnline, which begins by declaring, “Ben Affleck is back with Jennifer Garner… in the gym at least.” The site, in cruel terms, claims “the bloated Batman star has enlisted his estranged wife to whip him back into fighting shape.” A so-called “insider” contends that Affleck “always leaned on Jen to help him focus on a regime as well as prepare his gym routine and meal plans” during their marriage.
Now that he’s seemingly put on weight and is in “terrible shape,” the blog’s supposed source alleges Garner “agreed to help him” slim down. On top of overseeing his fitness routine, the actress is “also taking charge of his diet, putting him on a detox plan,” maintains the outlet. Adds the purported tipster, “It’s a challenge getting Ben back on track but she’s into it. The kids see him so out of shape, so that’s a motivation too.”
But the website notably has no photos of the exes at the gym together. It illustrates its story with individual, undated paparazzi shots of Affleck and Garner following separate sessions. And the last time they were pictured together, just a few days ago, Garner and Affleck were at their son’s baseball game, not working out. In contrast, it was with girlfriend Lindsay Shookus that Affleck was seen kayaking back in March.
Of course, the actor doesn’t need a wife or a girlfriend to oversee his health regimen. Through his movie career, Affleck has access to top trainers, nutritionists and more. It is those experts who guide his fitness and diet plans. In fact, in 2016, Affleck and his longtime trainer spoke with Men’s Journal about transforming his body for Batman V Superman. So, to recap, the Oscar winner is on record about relying on a professional trainer for his health needs, there is no evidence of him currently working out with Garner, and there are recent photos of him exercising with Shookus.
But that’s not all. More than a month ago, the National Enquirer claimed, and RadarOnline regurgitated online, that Garner was getting Affleck into shape. The two sister outlets had nothing to substantiate its contentions then, and the site still doesn’t now.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.