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Ben Affleck Top Rumor Of 2017: Having Fourth Child With Jennifer Garner

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Ben Affleck Top Rumor 2017

By Andrew Shuster |

Ben Affleck Top Rumor 2017

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Ben Affleck was the target of dozens of false tabloid rumors in 2017, but one of the biggest lies of the year came from In Touch, which wrongly reported in March that the actor and his estranged wife, Jennifer Garner, were calling off their divorce and having a fourth child together. Gossip Cop exclusively debunk the story as soon as it emerged, and time has proven it even more inaccurate.

Back in March, the unreliable tabloid claimed Garner was on the brink of filing for divorce from Affleck, but took him back after he “begged for one more chance.” The magazine then quoted a so-called “source” as saying, “Ben and Jen have decided to have another baby. They’ve always been at their happiest when they focus on their family life. A baby would help begin a new chapter in their relationship as they move forward.”

Gossip Cop, however, was exclusively assured by a source close to the estranged spouses that they hadn’t reconciled, and certainly weren’t having another child. Less than a month after we busted the report, Garner officially filed for divorce from Affleck. Shortly after that, the actor began dating “Saturday Night Live” producer Lindsay Shookus.

Since their 2015 split, Affleck and Garner have remained on good terms for the sake of their three children, who they’ve successfully managed to co-parent. The exes are often spotted together and spend the holidays as a family, but their cordial relationship doesn’t mean they’re getting back together as a couple. However, the actor’s nonexistent reconciliation with Garner is only one of the phony narratives that surrounded him in 2017.

Also this year, various outlets have claimed that Affleck either dumped Shookus or that she was pregnant with his baby, neither of which are the case. We’ve also debunked several ridiculous stories claiming that the actor wanted back Jennifer Lopez. There are bound to be more false rumors about Affleck in 2018, but Gossip Cop will be ready to correct them.


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