Jennifer Garner NOT Divorcing Ben Affleck As “Revenge,” Despite Report

Truth rating: 0
Jennifer Garner Divorcing Revenge

By Shari Weiss |

Jennifer Garner Divorcing Revenge

(In Touch)

Jennifer Garner is not divorcing Ben Affleck out of “revenge,” despite a tabloid cover story falsely claiming she’s severing ties with her estranged husband. Gossip Cop can exclusively correct the report.

The new issue of Life & Style hit newsstands on Wednesday announcing, “Jen Gets The Ultimate Revenge.” The cover further teases, “What Finally Pushed Her Over The Edge” and “Ben’s Out Of Chances.” Inside the magazine, it’s claimed, “It’s the final straw! After Ben Affleck lets her down again, Jennifer Garner takes steps to wipe him from her life once and for all.”

What supposedly happened? It’s alleged that on August 13, the stars’ children “spent the morning decorating the backyard of the family’s $17.5 million L.A. mansion for Dad’s birthday.” And though Garner and her kids “went all out,” Affleck “couldn’t make it.” He allegedly didn’t return home until the next day, blaming work for keeping him away.

Now, after supposedly letting down the family, Garner is said to be “getting the ultimate revenge.” “She got in touch with her attorneys,” a so-called “insider” tells the magazine, which claims the actress “wants Ben out of the house” and has “decided to finally file divorce papers.” Adds the alleged tipster, “She’s absolutely done with giving him any more chances…. She’s getting revenge on Ben by going through with the divorce and moving on with her life.”

But this entire story is based on a faulty premise. There was no such birthday party in California and Affleck never flaked on his kids. The family actually celebrated his birthday all together on vacation in Montana. A source close to the situation exclusively tells Gossip Cop, “They just spent a lovely birthday weekend together with family and friends.”

Our contact further points out that, earlier this year, Life & Style said “they were pregnant; so can we really trust them?” The answer, of course, is “no.” As Gossip Cop has repeatedly said, Affleck and Garner remain separated, but very much a part of each other’s lives. The actress is in no way seeking “revenge” or cutting him out.


  1. Gossip Cop
  2. Mediaite
  3. LawNewz
  4. The Mary Sue