Jennifer Garner has a “new guy” and her alleged boyfriend is a lawyer, wrongfully claims one of this week’s tabloids. But Gossip Cop fact-checked the story and it’s untrue. We’re told she’s not secretly dating an attorney.
According to the National Enquirer, Garner “even introduced her new lawyer beau to family members during a New Year’s weekend in Montana.” The supermarket tabloid tries to bolster its story by alleging it has a “source” who maintains that after Garner and Ben Affleck spent Christmas together with their three children, the actor left the Montana resort and “Jen’s boyfriend and her family arrived.” The magazine further contends Garner’s “finally ready to give love another try.”
Maybe the tabloid should give its story another try, this time with some facts. Curiously, the magazine raises more questions than it answers. For instance, what’s the name of this lawyer? How did Garner and the unnamed attorney meet? What does he look like? And why if she celebrated New Year’s with him is the publication now running a story in mid-March?
The answer is simple. Garner is not dating that mysterious man nor any other guy right now. Her rep maintains she’s still single.
Here is what’s fact and what’s fiction: Garner, Affleck and their kids spent Christmas in Montana, as widely reported back in late December by numerous outlets. That information is hardly unique or exclusive to the tabloid. Additionally, shortly before the holidays, the actress was quoted saying, “I would not choose to be single,” though Garner added she’s also “not interested in dating.”
She did not have a change of heart nor embark on a whirlwind romance with a lawyer in the four weeks between the time she confirmed her single status and New Year’s. Not only does her rep say the magazine’s story is wrong, but a mutual friend of Gossip Cop and Garner’s tell us on background the report about the unnamed and untraceable attorney is untrue. Interestingly, this is all coming from the Enquirer, who’s sister publication, OK!, ran a cover story just a week and a half after New Year’s that swore up and down that Garner and Josh Duhamel were secretly dating.
As Gossip Cop was the first to report, that was also 100 percent false. Even Duhamel laughed off the dating rumors about him and Garner, adding that she could do “far better” than him. And while perhaps fans would like to pair off Garner, since Affleck is now dating Lindsay Shookus, the reality is she’s not dating anyone right now, including a mystery lawyer.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.