Jennifer Garner And Patrick Dempsey NOT “Secretly Dating,” Despite Report

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Jennifer Garner Dating Patrick Dempsey OK Cover


Jennifer Garner and Patrick Dempsey are NOT “secretly dating,” despite a new tabloid cover story. Gossip Cop can exclusively debunk the report.

According to the new issue of OK!, which hit newsstands on Tuesday, Garner and Dempsey are in the midst of a “budding romance.” The magazine claims “it all started a few months back” when Garner supposedly asked Dempsey “to meet for coffee.” A so-called “source” explains, “They’ve been friends for years. So when they both went through rough breakups at pretty much the same time, it was only natural for them to confide in each other.”

What’s more, it’s said Garner and Dempsey had “great chemistry” when they worked together on 2010’s Valentine’s Day, and Garner “was secretly wondering if that electricity was still there, and she was happy to discover right away that it was.” The “source” claims, “As soon as they started talking, the spark was evident to both of them. Jen was relived — and excited.”

The story goes on to allege that Garner and Dempsey “followed up with a dinner date that ended up lasting a whole weekend.” The tabloid even tries to explain away two key holes in its article. It blames the lack of sightings of the stars together on Dempsey filming in London, and says the recent photos of the actor holding hands with his estranged wife are because he’s “torn.”

Those are awfully convenient cover-ups, even as the OK! “source” announces “this isn’t a fling” and “they’re falling in love.” And yet the magazine has no explanation for why it claimed in September that Garner and Ben Affleck were back together because she was “pregnant” if she was really “secretly dating” Dempsey for a “few months.”

Allow Gossip Cop to tell you why: OK! is full of crap. Garner wasn’t pregnant in September, and she’s not (nor was she ever) dating Dempsey. A rep for Dempsey even laughed when asked about the new cover story’s nonsense allegations. And we’re exclusively told the claims are flat-out untrue.

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