A new tabloid report claiming Jennifer Garner is pregnant and the baby could belong to either Ben Affleck, Josh Duhamel or a “mystery man” is completely absurd. Gossip Cop can exclusively debunk this nonsense. Not only is the actress not pregnant, but she hasn’t been on the dating scene since her 2015 split.
“Jen’s Pregnancy Shocker” reads a headline in the latest issue of OK! The accompanying article quotes an alleged “source” as saying, “There’s talk in Jen’s circle that she could be expecting. The rumor is that she’s in the early stages and still deciding how to handle the situation.” The outlet’s questionable insider goes on to say that a pregnancy “would definitely come as a shock to Jen, as well as everyone around her.” The first red flag is that the outlet uses terms such as “there’s talk” and “rumor is,” which means the magazine isn’t particularly confident in its own story.
Still, the seemingly phony tipster further contends that Garner “loves being single and playing the field,” suggesting there are various men who could be the father of her unborn child. The so-called “insider” first speculates Affleck is the dad because he spends so much time with his estranged wife. The next option is Duhamel, the actress’s Love, Simon co-star. And finally, the tabloid floats that the baby could belong to a “handsome mystery man” who was spotted with the actress in Los Angeles earlier this year.
This ridiculous article is wrong on so many different levels. For starters, “Entertainment Tonight” reported just last week that Garner “has little interest in dating” and is entirely focused on her kids and her career. The trusted entertainment news outlet further noted the actress plans to be “very careful and very selective” when she does eventually start dating again.
Considering that Garner hasn’t been on a date since her 2015 separation, the tabloid’s story clearly isn’t true, but Gossip Cop will also address the magazine’s rundown of supposed “baby daddies.” E! News reported earlier this month that Garner and Affleck “are not getting back together at all,” but continue to cordially co-parent their three kids. The actress’s estranged husband, who’s been in a relationship for more than a year with “Saturday Night Live” producer Lindsay Shookus, didn’t get Garrner pregnant.
Meanwhile, Garner and Duhamel laughed off the rumors they were dating while promoting Love, Simon last month, so he’s out of the running as well. As for the “mystery man,” the actress’s rep assured Gossip Cop last month that she’s single and not romantically involved with anyone, which backs up what Garner herself has been saying for quite some time. There’s no “pregnancy shocker.” What’s shocking is how off-base the tabloid’s story is.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.