Is Jennifer Garner engaged to her boyfriend John Miller? That's the claim in one of this week's celebrity magazines. Not one of the many individuals Gossip Cop approached could verify an engagement and, in fact, many outright dismissed it as untrue.
According to the Globe, Garner is ready to "rebuild her life by becoming burger chain honcho John Miller's wife." The supermarket tabloid contends Garner said "yes" when Miller, who's the CEO of CaliBurger, popped the question. To make it seem like its article is legitimate, the magazine alleges an "insider" shared with only that outlet (and none of the more trustworthy publications) that Miller blurted out "over breakfast one day: 'Will you marry me?'"
The supposed "source" also asserts Ben Affleck was "shattered" when Garner told him that she and Miller got engaged. "He's miserable," adds the tipster. Irrespective, Garner is now "planning the kind of wedding she'll have," reports the magazine.
Allow Gossip Cop to examine the story more closely. While the tabloid maintains it's learned that Miller proposed over breakfast, it glaringly omits a few crucial details, including where and when he allegedly asked Garner to marry him. Was it over breakfast at his home, her new house, or at a restaurant? And did the burger businessman pop the question last week or last month?
The reason the magazine doesn't have specifics or know the answers to any of those questions is because it's not true. While Garner and Miller have become more serious over the past few months, both are recently divorced and neither is ready to get engaged or married. It also bears mentioning how just one day after the publication's article hit newsstands, Garner was photographed running errands in Santa Monica without a ring on her left hand.
And far from "miserable," the Argo star appears to be in a good place these days. On Friday, Affleck was pictured looking happy in New York with Lindsay Shookus, his ex-girlfriend, with whom he's begun again hanging out. Gossip Cop reached out to reps for both Affleck and Garner for official comments.
Notwithstanding, Gossip Cop is assured by several in their circle the latest report is just as inaccurate as past Globe stories about the actress. Curiously, the new article doesn't say a word about how four months ago the supermarket tabloid insisted Garner was pregnant with Miller's baby. One would expect the supposed "insider" to note the actress's boyfriend popped the question because they're having a child together. Of course, that claim was a total lie.
Shortly before that falsehood, the outlet swore up and down Garner was "begging" Affleck to give her a second chance and get back together. There was nothing true about that story, much like the current article about Garner and Miller getting engaged. Perhaps it's time for that publication to find better and more reliable sources.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.