Ben Affleck is not “worried” about Jennifer Garner hanging out with Chelsea Handler, despite a claim published online. Gossip Cop can bust the story, which we’re told is just plain “stupid.”
The allegation comes from Celeb Dirty Laundry, which asks in a headline, “Chelsea Handler Parties With Jennifer Garner After Getting Dumped By Jennifer Aniston – Ben Affleck Worried?” The site reports “the talk show host and comedienne was spotted partying with newly single Jennifer Garner in Hollywood” at “hotspot Giogio Baldi in Santa Monica, which just happens to be the same place Jen’s ex-husband Ben Affleck and his new girlfriend Lindsay Shookus had their dinner date last weekend.” And according to the webloid, “A lot of Jennifer Garner’s fans can’t help but wonder why she would suddenly hang out with someone like Chelsea Handler right now.”
“After all, Chelsea was very vocal about Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt’s divorce and Angelina Jolie’s supposed involvement for several years. She even called out Angelina for being an icy cold actress with no female friends in the industry,” writes the outlet, “And now that Jennifer Garner and Chelsea Handler are best friends, a lot of observers think Chelsea might start attacking Ben and his new girlfriend Lindsay Shookus the same way she attacked Brad and Angelina.”
The source-less publication goes on to assert, “It will only be a matter of time before Chelsea starts calling out Ben and Lindsay for allegedly starting their romance while the actor was still married to Jennifer Garner. And for Ben, this is bad news.” To recap: Because Handler previously spoke ill of Jolie and Pitt but highly of Aniston, that means she will now speak poorly of Affleck and Shookus while praising Garner. That’s quite the leap.
CDL also makes a leap when it says Handler and Garner are now “best friends” and were “partying” together. In actuality, they went to a fancy Italian restaurant for a meal once. They didn’t hit up a night club. Regardless, Affleck has no need to be “worried.” Garner is free to be friends with whomever she wans, and it’s silly to assume he will consequently become Handler’s new comedy target. But beyond silly, Gossip Cop is also told this article is just “stupid,” particularly since the contentions are entirely unsourced.
Of course, the online publication has already proven to be untrustworthy on this topic. Just days ago, we busted the webloid for falsely claiming Garner was looking for a new boyfriend simply because she’s “jealous” of Affleck and Shookus. And that’s after previously alleging, more than once, that Affleck and Garner’s divorce was off. The site didn’t know what it was talking about then and still doesn’t now.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.