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Jennifer Garner & Lindsay Shookus to Ben Affleck: Stop Being a Douche!

It’s been almost a year since the world first learned that Ben Affleck is dating Lindsay Shookus, and though the couple has kept their relationship as low-key as possible, in that time, fans and the press have jumped to the same conclusion about the couple’s dynamic.

Whether it’s fair or not, the picture that’s emerged is one of a self-indulgent manchild meeting his ideal enabler.

This might have something to do with the fact that Ben and Lindsay were spotted drinking together in her hometown shortly after they started dating.

Normally, that wouldn’t be a big deal, but Affleck has been in and out of rehab several times in the past few years, and his friends and family were understandably concerned that he seemed to be throwing caution to the wind.

As for Garner, she’s said to be unconcerned about the relationship and has reportedly informed Shookus that Ben’s drinking is her problem now.

So Lindsay and Jen obviously don’t quite get along, but it seems they’re willing to join forces when the stakes are high enough.

Such as when Ben’s notorious temper threatens to have a negative impact on the lives of his three young children.

Recently, Ben and his kids were hounded by some paparazzi during their weekly visit to their local church.

Ben was less than pleased, and he made his feelings know with an irate tweet:

“Still not sure what is urgently newsworthy about a middle-aged man taking his kids to church,” Affleck wrote.

According to Radar Online, both Jen and Lindsay agreed that his response would only serve to make the situation worse.

And apparently, they joined forces to make Ben see their error of his ways.

After reportedly consulting with Jen, Lindsay addressed the issue with Ben:

“Lindsay told him he doesn’t want to come off negatively like other celebrities when they spout off on their social media,” a source tells Radar.

“It doesn’t make him look good. They argued about it.”

Eventually, Ben came around to Jen and Lindsay’s way of thinking.

“He’s super remorseful and wants to make it right,” says the insider.

So there you have it.

All Ben needs to do to live a drama-free life is to consult with both his girlfriend and his ex before he makes any type of decision.

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Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck: Inside Their “Second Chance” at Love!

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck announced their separation way back in 2015.

But that wasn’t the end of their tale.

Far from it, in fact.

As has been well documented on The Hollywood Gossip, the actress and the actor spent about two years trying to salvage their romance.

They remained dedicated parents to their three kids, continuing to go on vacations as a quintet and even continuing to live together, according to various outlets.

Alas, in April of 2017, Garner came to the unfortunate realization that this marriage could not be saved.

The credit card spokeswoman filed for divorce.

So… the relationship is finally dead, right?

Done? Over? Kaput?

Not to fast, Us Weekly writes.

As you can see at the outset of this post, the tabloid features Ben and Jen on its latest cover, along with the tease that they are “spending nights together” and considering a “SECOND CHANCE” at love.

Below this headline, there’s the allegation that Affleck is “still in love” with his ex-wife and Garner has (hilariously) only dates “Ben look-a-likes.”

The magazine then poses the question: Will they reunite… or finally move on?

Speaking of Garner, who has come across as the most understanding and mature person on Earth throughout this turbulent time, a source tells the publication:

“She put her heart and soul into fixing the relationship and wanted so desperately to turn things around for the children’s sake as well as theirs.

“She forgave him for so much, and still he couldn’t change.”

That does seem to be the case, as Garner took issue over the years with Affleck’s constant partying and drinking.

But what if that wasn’t his fault?

What if Affleck has an addiction and is seeking help for it?

Since the April divorce filing, Ben has “begged her to come back several times, but she has no interest,” says this same insider in this same cover story.

There appeared to maybe be a chance for reconciliation several months ago, Us Weekly alleges; back when Affleck was at a low point.

“When Ben was in rehab, Jennifer was there every day, visiting,” says the source. “They did family counseling to work on their relationship.”

Alas, due to “a number of reasons,” Affleck and Garner never found their way back into bed together.

And then Ben started seeing Lindsey Shookus, someone he’s been dating for a surprisingly long period of time now. 

“He loves and adores her,” says this insider. “This is a relationship he takes seriously.”

In other words, the above cover is pretty much a giant tease.

“Jen is ready to go with her feelings and give love another try,” says a friend, shooting down the idea that any “second chance” is on tap for the stars.

Overall, the tabloid report concludes that it’s “no exaggeration to say that Ben broke [Garner’s[ heart and left her in a terrible place emotionally.”

HOWEVER…

“It’s been almost three years since they called it quits. It’s time for her to move on.”

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Jennifer Garner Has Epiphany, Is Now the Ultimate Meme

The 90th annual Academy Awards was not chock full of many surprises.

The expected actresses, actors, directors and movies all took home the major trophies, prompting social media users to get a bit desperate in terms of what they had to comment on.

Enter Jennifer Garner.

At one point in the ceremony, the actress was clapping…onlyto stop suddenly and appear to come to some kind of realization.

About what? That's the question!

And Twitter is here to offer a few answers…

 

1. The Act That Started It All

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What did Jennifer Garner just realize? This is what social media decided to ponder after the actress stopped clapping at the Oscars and made THIS face.

2. Take It Away, Twitterverse!

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We start with ESPN employee Jemele Hill, who had a thought on this topic.

3. Inclusion What Now?!?

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I do like anything that involves “inclusion,” but I may need some more information here.

4. Maybe Ben Can Turn It Off?

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But he’s probably drunk right now. Darn it!

5. I Don’t Know What She’s Thinking

Just like me
But I know I can totally relate to her anyway.

6. It’s a GIFCEPTION!

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Which means we’ll never fully understand it, of course.

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Jennifer Garner Fights With Ben Affleck in Public, Debuts New Boyfriend!

Rare is the Hollywood actor whose personal life is more dramatic than the roles he plays onscreen.

In the case of Ben Affleck, the gap is so wide that we wish he’d put this Batman nonsense to rest and focus on producing a livestreaming, 24-hour, Truman Show-esque documentary about his day-to-day existence.

Last week, Ben was in a motorcycle accident while rushing to meet his family at church.

(If that doesn’t sound like a superhero origin story, we don’t know what does.)

Now, it seems Jennifer Garner is deeply concerned about her ex’s safety and has strongly encouraged her ex to put the bike on blocks.

And by “strongly encouraged,” we mean she went off on him in front of the other soccer moms.

Yes, it seems the exes were watching their 5-year-old son Samuel on the field when Jen flipped on Ben seemingly out of nowhere.

“She doesn’t want her kids to grow up without a dad,” one insider tells Radar Online.

“Jen believes he’s being incredibly childish and selfish,” the source adds.

“She believes he needs to start acting more like a dad and less like a kid.”

The source adds that the battle of Jen vs. Ben was a mostly one-sided affair.

“Jen emptied out on Ben, and he seemed to be on the offensive,” the onlooker claims.

“She only seemed to calm down when Samuel got close to them.”

It seems part of the reason Garner was so upset is the fact she simply doesn’t approve of Affleck’s relationship with Lindsay Shookus, the SNL producer whom he’s been dating for over a year.

“Jen’s fed up with Ben’s behavior – especially since they agreed to divorce,” one insider tells Radar.

“She doesn’t like Lindsay and says she’s a bad influence on him.”

There’s no word on why Jen doesn’t approve of Lindsay, but it’s not hard to guess.

After all, shortly after Affleck and Shookus were spotted drinking together, he checked into rehab for the third time in a year.

Apparently, Garner recently went so far as to issue an ultimatum:

“She told him to clean up his act or stay away from the kids,” says the source.

But just because Jen doesn’t approve of Ben’s new girlfriend, that doesn’t mean she’s not ready to move on herself.

Radar recently published photos of Jen on what apears to be a date with an unidentified mystery man.

No one seems to have any information on who Jen’s new love interest is, but she certainly seems to be into him!

So these days, Ben and Jen have both moved on with someone new … but it doesn’t seem like they’ll be easing up on one another anytime soon.

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Ben Affleck Introduces to Lindsay Shookus to Jennifer Garner!

There’s awkward, and then there’s … well, just about everything Ben Affleck does these days.

The Batfleck is living proof that you can be a world-famous, wildly successful millionaire, and something of an incorrigible f-ck-up at the same time.

It would almost be endearing. Ya know, were it not for all the groping and whatnot.

These days, Ben is dating Lindsay Shookus, a relationship that’s done wonders for his mental health and well-being–if you ask Ben Affleck.

Insiders say many others are somewhat less enthused about Shoofleck pairing, including Ben’s long-suffering ex-wife, Jennifer Garner.

The problem, it seems, is not that Jen doesn’t like Lindsay, but rather that she feels Shookus might be a bad influence at a time when Ben should really be focusing on self-improvement and maintaining his relationship with his children.

Sources say Ben and Lindsay enjoy drinking together, which is a problem, as Ben’s been in and out of rehab several times.

Just before getting romantically involved with Shookus, he had reportedly informed Jen that he’d put the plug in the jug for good.

Following his most recent stint in treatment, Ben has apparently sworn off the sauce again, but insiders claim Garner is understandably still skeptical of his new relationship.

Because Ben only makes good decisions when he’s in the director’s chair, he apparently decided the best solution to this was to arrange a sit-down between Lindsay and Jen.

We assume the idea to spend the afternoon with his ex-wife and current girlfriend came to Ben during a shaky, sweaty rehab nightmare, and the guy is clearly a believer in making his dreams come true.

According to OK! magazine, the meeting took place Saturday afternoon at Jen’s home.

“Ben and Lindsay looked so happy to finally be making their relationship legit with Jen,” a source tells the tabloid.

“They’ve had to tiptoe around and Jen has resisted having the kids hang out with Lindsay,” the insider adds.

“Ben was dressed up and seemed to really want to make a good impression on Jen–like, how clean and healthy he looks. Lindsay looked a little nervous, but was getting support from Ben.”

This is a man who presumably has a form-fitting Batman costume in his closet, yet he apparently doesn’t rock it when he’s trying to make a good impression?

We’re rooting for you, Ben, but you might be beyond hope, bruh.

But hey, maybe he was afraid that any reminder of Justice League’s less-than-stellar reviews and box office returns would cause him to lapse into Sad Affleck mode.

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Jennifer Garner: Ben Affleck Basically Ruined My Life!

Sort of good news, Ben Affleck:

Those horrible Justice League reviews might not sound so bad anymore.

Not after Jennifer Garner just gave you some pretty terrible reviews as a human being.

Speaking to an Australian news outlet this week, Garner said she has no interest in dating anyone at the moment.

Yes, she’s been separated from Affleck for about two-and-a-half years.

But, no, this doesn’t mean she’s ready to go back on the market.

Telling News.com.au that she hasn’t been on a single date since splitting from her sort of shady husband, Garner said it isn’t for a lack of others trying to force her out.

“People want to set me up and I am just like, ‘No thank you!’” she says.

The 45-year old star has three kids with Affleck: Violet, 12, Seraphina, 8 and Samuel, 5.

She has taken the high road at every opportunity when it comes to her marriage, despite accusations over the years of Affleck cheating on her and partying way too much for a father of three.

In this interview, however, Garner finally takes an understandable shot at the latest actor to portray Batman.

“I would not have chosen this life for myself or for my kids,” she says, adding:

“I would not choose to be single or be in this position. It’s something that we are working through.”

Affleck has been in and out of rehab for several months now.

No one can blame the guy if he really has an addiction to alcohol – but he’s also been moving on pretty strongly with new girlfriend Lindsay Shookus.

There’s been talk they may move in together and also talk that he started sleeping with her while he and Garner were still trying to mend their marriage.

After two years of separation, Garner and Affleck filed for divorce this April.

However, they have stayed close and remained committed to co-parenting as much as possible.

“She wants Ben to be the best dad possible to their kids,” a source tells People in the publication’s new issue.

Garner really has handled this public break-up as maturely and as reasonably as one conceivably could.

Affleck, for his part, finds himself embroiled in the ongoing Hollywood sexual harassment scandal; considering he knew Harvey Weinstein well and also groped an actress on an episode of MTV’s TRL in 2004.

The actress was former One Tree Hill star Hilarie Burton.

“I don’t remember it but I absolutely apologize for it,” Affleck said on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert about the incident, adding:

“I certainly don’t think she’s lying or making it up. It’s just the kind of thing we have to – as men, I think, as we become more aware of this – be really, really mindful of our behavior and hold ourselves accountable.

“And say, ‘If I was ever part of the problem, I want to change and be part of the solution.”

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Jennifer Garner to Ben Affleck: Don’t Bring Your Girlfriend Around Our Kids!

It’s been three months since the world learned that Ben Affleck is dating Lindsay Shookus.

The news came more than two years after Ben’s separation from Jennifer Garner, and based on photos of the former couple, it seems that they’ve remained on good terms despite Affleck’s new romance.

But appearances can be deceiving (especially when celebs know they’re getting papped), and insiders are now claiming that Jen has issued a strict set of rules regarding Ben’s new relationship.

According to Radar Online, Garner recently revealed to Affleck that she’d like to maintain a “no-fly zone” around Violet, 11, Seraphina, 8, and Samuel, 5, meaning that neither parent will introduce the kids to anyone that they’re dating.

It’s basically Jen’s roundabout way of saying she doesn’t want Lindsay around her kids.

“The children still don’t know Lindsay and they’ve never met,” a source tells Radar, adding:

“Jen intends to keep it that way.”

It sounds as though Jen would like to keep Shookus as far away from her family as possible, at least for the time being.

Of course, that doesn’t mean she’s never crossed paths with Lindsay herself:

“Ben met Lindsay at an SNL party — and Jen was there,” revealed another source.

“She feels completely betrayed.”

The reasons for Jen’s strict anti-Shookus policy are unclear, but that hasn’t stopped fans from wildly speculating:

Currently, the leading theory is that Jen doesn’t like that Ben has been spotted drinking with Lindsay despite the fact that he just completed rehab for alcoholism back in March.

That would certainly make sense, as Garner has reportedly issued ultimatums about Affleck’s drinking several times both during their marriage and after their spilt.

Unfortunately, it seems Jen’s strict Lindsay ban is currently resulting in Ben spending less time with his kids.

“Ben didn’t take the kids on vacation this summer,” the insider tells Radar.

“Instead, he stayed with Lindsay. So Jen took them on a road trip from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, and then they spent a few days in Montana.”

The source also points out that earlier this month, Jen traveled with the kids to Texas for a Garner family reunion, while Ben and Lindsay hung out in New York.

You can’t really pin that one on Lindsay, though. 

We don’t think Ben would be very welcome at Jen’s family reunion.

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Jennifer Garner Finally Responds to Ben Affleck Sex Scandals

If you’ve spent any time on social media this week, then you’re likely aware that that the film industry has recently been rocked by repeated scandals, and the reverberations are likely to be felt for years to come.

The controversy began with duel New York Times and New Yorker exposés detailing the shocking sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein, the famed producer who rose to power as the co-founder of both Miramax Films and the Weinstein Company.

The charges against Weinstein led to a barrage of stunning revelations against a number of other powerful men in Hollywood, including actor and Oscar-winning director Ben Affleck.

Like many others in Hollywood, Affleck spoke out against Weinstein in a public statement issued not long after word of his appalling misconduct went public.

Unlike his colleagues, however, Affleck soon found himself in the position of being forced to explain some disturbing behavior of his own.

The trouble began for the 45-year-old when video of Affleck groping MTV host Hilarie Burton resurfaced.

The actor issued an apology for the 2003 incident, but other accusations followed soon after.

Yesterday Hollywood makeup artist Annamarie Tindler accused Affleck of harassing her at the 2014 Golden Globes.

“I would also love to get an apology from Ben Affleck who grabbed my ass at a Golden Globes party in 2014,” tweeted Tindler, who is also the wife of comedian John Mulaney.

At this point, it appears that Tindler has not yet received that apology.

Naturally, many have wondered how the mother of Ben’s three children is reacting to the allegations against her ex-husband.

Jennifer Garner has yet to speak publicly about the charges, but a source close to the actress says she’s understandably displeased with what she’s hearing.

“[Garner] is very annoyed because it just means more attention on her and the kids as a result of Ben’s actions,” a source tells E! News.

“She tries to shield them from any and all publicity and scrutiny. She’s taking her kids to school and to all of their activities. As far as they know nothing has changed and all is well. That is always her goal but she’s been pretty frustrated with him.”

We’re guessing the source is downplaying things and Jen is more than just “annoyed.”

Recent reports indicate that Jen was already questioning Ben’s fitness as a parent, petitioning the courts to force Affleck to undergo drug testing before he’s granted permission for overnight visitations from his son and daughters.

The former couple was seen participating in a family outing with their kids earlier this week, but onlookers say both parties looked “tense.”

It’s certainly not hard to see why that might have been.

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Jennifer Garner Gets High, Loses It Over Hamilton

Jennifer Garner may or may not be over Ben Affleck.

But the actress is most definitely cracked us way up in the following video!

Garner jumped on her Instagram page Thursday to surprise followers with hilarious footage of herself on drugs.

Legal drugs, that is, the kind you get after having your wisdom teeth pulled out.

"Throwback Thursday– that time I had dental anesthesia…laughing gas + novocaine + Hamilton = you're welcome. #TBT @hamiltonmusical," wrote Garner as a caption to the video.

It features the gorgeous star talking to someone on the phone.

Or sobbing to someone on the phone, in actuality.

She's hysterical over the "sad part" in Hamilton that someone kept playing… perhaps the dentist? Who put the soundtrack of this award-winning musical on during her visit?

It's unclear.

But it's amazing and hilarious and we cannot stop watching it.

"They did the sad part of Hamilton and I started crying. I couldn't stop," Garner exclaims to the person on the phone.

"They said, 'Are you OK?' I said, 'It's so beautiful.'"

The sad part being… when Hamilton's son is killed? When Hamilton is killed?

This is also unclear.

But, again, hilarious.

The mother of three then bursts into laughter.

"It's so beautiful. Listen to this song," she continues on the phone. "So, I told them about it. They have to see it."

Watch the full display below:

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