Proving it truly doesn’t not have reliables sources, HollywoodLife managed to debunk a true story about Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck going on vacation with their kids to the Bahamas. The site literally took a mostly accurate Us Weekly article and made it wrong.
The magazine featured on its cover a photo of Garner and Affleck on a beach, along with the headline, “Ben & Jen: Secret Bahamas Reunion!” Inside the publication, it rightfully noted that Affleck and Garner were recently in the Bahamas. A number of the details about their accommodations and the reason for their stay, however, were a bit inaccurate.
Us Weekly stated, for example, that Garner and Affleck stayed at the Atlantis Paradise Island, but that’s wrong. Gossip Cop can exclusively report they lived in separate houses on another, very private part of the island. Still, we can confirm that the estranged spouses, along with their children, were 100 percent in the Caribbean country for a few days.
Enter HollywoodLies, as it’s known because of its penchant for publishing made-up stories. The often discredited outlet actually morphed a true story it an entirely false one. According to the site, “This talk of Ben and Jen going on a family Caribbean vacation is completely untrue” (see below).
No, HollywoodLife’s attempt at debunking a story is untrue. Gossip Cop is told by multiple and reliable sources (the type the webloid doesn’t have) that Affleck and Garner were in the Bahamas with another family. Our insiders stress, however, there was “nothing romantic” between Garner and Affleck, who had their own homes on the island.
Of course, HollywoodLies getting Affleck and Garner stories wrong is not new. We’ve been calling out the repeatedly disproven site for years. For example, back in 2015, HollywoodLies quoted one of its supposed Garner sources as saying, “Even though they’re going through a divorce, Jen is pregnant for the fourth time.” That was about the fifteenth time the webloid falsely claimed Garner was pregnant with her and Affleck’s fourth baby.
And just three months ago, Gossip Cop nailed the blog for concocting an article that maintained Matt Damon got Garner and Affleck “back together.” Our impeccable insider called that tall tale a “pack of lies.” We knew HollywoodLies made up fake news stories, but they’re now taking relatively accurate reports and making them untrue.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.