Is Jennifer Garner "begging" Ben Affleck to a "second chance"? That's what one of the tabloids wants readers to believe. But Gossip Cop can bust the bogus story.
According to the Globe, Garner is still "desperately in love" with her estranged husband, and is "begging the boozing bad boy to dump his live-in lover and return to her arms." A so-called "friend" is quoted as saying, "She's told Ben point-blank she wants him back. He was stunned. But she's begging him to consider it. He said he would."
Though Affleck and girlfriend Lindsay Shookus have supposedly moved in together, Garner "just can't see life without him," asserts the purported pal, claiming, "Ben was — and is — the love of her life and she can't give him up." The outlet even alleges the actress has "turned down dates in hopes he'll return to her and their kids." Maintains the purported tipster, "She regrets giving up on Ben and wants to try again."
The publication further contends Garner "tried to move in on Ben" during their time in Hawaii a few months ago. Though the trip was so their children could spend their Easter break with the actor as he filmed in the Aloha State, the article suggests Garner had an ulterior motive and "really enjoyed" the time she spent with Affleck. Actually, E! Online reported back in April that Garner was giving Affleck "alone time with the kids," and she was seen exploring Honolulu without him.
Shortly after, in a piece about how fans won't give up on Garner and Affleck as a couple, the outlet stressed, "They are not getting back together at all. They are both moving on." Nothing has changed, despite what the tabloid is claiming. In fact, this story contains a few falsehoods. While Affleck and Shookus are spending the summer together in Los Angeles, she is not living with him full-time. She has her own place in L.A., People has reported, and she'll be back in New York when production for "SNL" starts up again this fall.
And while the magazine takes a cheap shot at the actor by calling him a "boozing bad boy," Entertainment Tonight recently did a story on Affleck and Shookus in which it was specifically stressed how he's focusing on his sobriety. In that piece, it was also noted that Garner "wants to keep encouraging him and knows the importance of her children having both parents in their lives." Nothing was said about her wanting to reconcile romantically.
That Garner hasn't started dating since their breakup shouldn't be misconstrued as a sign she's still holding a torch for Affleck. What it really shows is that her focus remains on her children and her career. Lastly, Gossip Cop already busted the tabloid's sister publications, RadarOnline and the National Enquirer, this week for falsely claiming Garner is "blocking" Affleck from marrying Shookus by refusing to finalize their divorce. Even Affleck's own rep confirmed that isn't true.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.