Jennifer Garner is pregnant and the baby belongs to either Ben Affleck or her boyfriend John Miller? That’s the ridiculous story one of the tabloids is selling. Gossip Cop can confirm it’s entirely false.
According to the National Enquirer, the actress was recently spotted sporting a “baby bump,” and now her friends are wondering who the father might be. “If Jen is pregnant, the dad could be narrowed down to either [Affleck or Miller],” a supposed source tells the magazine. “Or it could be someone else she hasn’t told anybody about!”
The tabloid’s questionable insider continues, “She’s keeping this close to her heart for the time being. She definitely does seem to be sporting a growing baby bump, so she could be in the early stages of pregnancy.” The suspicious tipster notes that Garner is still dating Miller, but she spends a lot of time with Affleck when her boyfriend isn’t around. “It’s conceivable they could have decided to just go for it,” adds the seemingly imaginary source.
By their own admission, the alleged insider is only speculating that Garner might be pregnant. The questionable source has no concrete evidence to back up the claim, but insists the actress has been wearing “roomier garments” lately and also “dotes on every baby she sees.” Gossip Cop isn’t so sure this tipster even exists, but if they do, that’s not the greatest proof of a pregnancy.
It should be noted, Garner herself said on The Ellen DeGeneres Show several years ago that she’s “done” having kids. The mom of three jokingly said she’s “provided the world with enough” children. The actress’s thoughts on the matter haven’t changed. Meanwhile, whenever stories about Garner and Affleck getting back together emerge, the actor’s rep consistently tells us they haven’t reconciled. This rules out the possibility of Affleck being the father of a child his ex-wife isn’t having.
Gossip Cop checked in with another source close to the situation, who assures us Garner isn’t pregnant. That’s not surprising considering the Enquirer reported last year that Garner was ending her romance with Miller because he was jealous of Affleck. The actress and the businessman are still together. The unreliable magazine has zero insight into Garner’s relationship with either her ex-husband or her boyfriend.
It’s also worth mentioning, this isn’t the first time the tabloids have attempted to create some sort of pregnancy-related love triangle. Last year, Gossip Cop called out the Enquirer‘s sister outlet, Star, for falsely claiming Affleck was expecting babies with both Garner and then-girlfriend Lindsay Shookus. This latest article swaps out two pregnant mothers for two possible fathers. The scenario is equally baseless.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.