A tabloid claims Ben Affleck hooked up with his family’s ex-nanny Christine Ouzounian last year, resulting in her ex-fiance calling off their engagement. Nothing about the story is remotely true. Gossip Cop can debunk it.
When Affleck and Jennifer Garner separated back in 2015, there were reports it was because the actor cheated on her with Ouzounian, who worked as their nanny at the time. Affleck vehemently denied the allegations, but according to the National Enquirer, the actor had an affair with Ouzounian “again” last year. The magazine further contends that Ouzounian’s ex-fiance, Bahamian fisherman Christopher Albury, dumped her as a result.
“[Christopher] knew they were getting together,” a supposed insider tells the outlet. “That’s why he decided to end their relationship — for good!” Ouzounian and Albury had split in 2015 before getting back together, but the alleged source says the reason they parted ways again is because of Affleck. “It was embarrassing the first time around, and to have it happen again was awful,” adds the seemingly phony source.
It should be noted, Garner herself told Vanity Fair in 2016 that she and Affleck “had been separated for months before I ever heard about the nanny.” The actress added, “She had nothing to do with our decision to divorce.” It remains unclear if Affleck and Ouzounian actually had a fling following his 2015 separation, but Gossip Cop can confirm they most certainly didn’t hook up last year.
The tabloid’s article is based on claims from an anonymous and untraceable “source,” but Gossip Cop checked in with Affleck’s spokesperson, who tells us on the record that it’s total nonsense. The actor hasn’t been spotted with Ouzounian in four years and there’s zero indication they’ve had any contact since. The magazine’s report, which was later posted by RadarOnline, seems to have been concocted simply because Ouzounian and her ex-fiance have reportedly split again. Affleck has absolutely nothing to do with the situation.
Additionally, the Enquirer is hardly a reliable source when it comes to accurately reporting about the actor. Back in November, Gossip Cop busted the tabloid for falsely claiming the reason Garner finalized her divorce from Affleck is because she was pregnant with her new boyfriend’s baby. The actress and her boyfriend, Cali Group CEO John Miller, haven’t had a child together.
Shortly before that, Gossip Cop called out the magazine for making up a story about Affleck marrying Playboy model Shauna Sexton while in rehab. The actor, who had a brief fling with the model last year, ended their relationship after completing treatment. This latest article involving Affleck’s ex-nanny is more fiction.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.