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.


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.


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 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.”


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.


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.


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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Ben Affleck Celebrates Birthday With Jennifer Garner: Is the Divorce Still On?

For over a year after Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner announced their separation, it was difficult to tell what exactly was going on with the former couple.

One week, there would be a rumor that the actors were gearing up for a bitter divorce, and the next, we’d find out that Ben and Jen had attended couples counseling.

Back in April, Garner finally filed for divorce from Affleck, and it seemed that the legal action would clarify the couple’s status and put a stop to those pesky reconciliation rumors that seemed to surface every few weeks.

Shortly thereafter, the world learned that Ben is dating Lindsay Shookus, and many took the relationship as a sign that his relationship with Garner was well and truly over for good.

But this is 2017, a time in which the internet doesn’t stop obsessing over anything, ever.

So when Ben celebrated his 45th birthday with family yesterday, the celebrity gossip world went nuts over the revelation that Garner was on hand for the party and Shookus was not.

Of course, this is probably a result of the fact that Ben’s kids were there, and it was a family event, but don’t tell that to the folks who are breathlessly tweeting that love has returned from the dead, and Bennifer 2.0 is back on.

Ben has spent the past several weeks traveling with Shookus, and since all three of his kids were at the party, he probably didn’t want to make it weird for everyone involved by putting his ex and his new girlfriend in the same room.

But hey, why stop at one crazy-ass rumor?

Ben may have gotten fired as Batman; let’s pretend his family innocently got him a Batman ice cream cake and he flipped out and threw it at a busboy!

Oh, and Ben got sober recently after a stint in rehab.

Let’s make up some BS about him falling off the wagon and getting hammered in front of his kids!

(Oh, wait, that one’s actually a rumor that’s going around.)

Look, we love wacky Batfleck stories as much as anyone else.

And frankly, the guy deserves to take some flak in the media, if only because of his absurd fanboy love for fellow grown-ass man Tom Brady.

But we think it’s time to officially put an end to the constant rumors about Ben and Jen getting back together.

As for Ben falling off the wagon, let’s wait until he goes streaking down Sunset wearing only his Batman cape and mask, swigging from a bottle of Jim Beam before we start to speculate.


Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner: Divorce Getting “Nasty,” Sources Claim

It’s been over two years since Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner first separated, and for much of that time, it looked as though the famous couple might give their marriage a second shot.

In April of this year, however, Garner filed for divorce from Affleck and made it abundantly clear that there was no reconciliation in the offing.

Shortly thereafter, the world learned that Affleck is dating Lindsay Shookus, and all hopes for a Bennifer 2.0 reunion were officially dashed.

Initially, it looked as though the divorce would be a relatively civil one.

After all, Jen has a successful career and plenty of her own money, and both parties are reportedly committed to working out an amicable co-parenting relationship.

It’s even been reported that Garner waited until Affleck completed rehab to file so that there would be no cause to question his fitness as a parent when it came time to hammer out a custody agreement.

This week, In Touch reported that Jen was recently spotted hanging out with Ben’s mom in Los Angeles.

“It was weird to see them being so chummy,” a source told the magazine.

“Because Ben has put Jen through so much.”

On the outside, it looks as though Affleck and Garner are very amicably going their separate ways.

But one insider says things between Ben and Jen are soon to get very ugly.

The cause of the upcoming conflict is the same point of contention that trips up so many separated couples – money.

“Jen has made the decision to go after Ben’s future earnings,” says the insider.

The reasoning behind Jen’s decision to essentially go nuclear remains unclear.

The source speculates it may have something to do with Ben humiliating Jen by going public with his new relationship so soon.

Whatever the case, Jen apparently has her sights set on paychecks Ben hasn’t received yet:

“She’s been reaching out to top Hollywood divorce attorneys. She wanted the split to be amicable,” explained the source.

“But she needs a pit bull who isn’t intimidated by Ben’s power and wealth and who will be relentless in getting her the biggest divorce settlement possible.”

A Hollywood divorce attorney tells In Touch that Jen may have trouble staking a claim to money from contracts Ben signed after their separation, as that wouldn’t be considered community property under California law.

But as the source points out, Ben may want to agree to the deal just to avoid a messy public showdown.

“I imagine Ben never expected Jen to go after his future earnings, and he will absolutely be furious about it and want to fight her on it,” said the source.

“Ben and Jen didn’t have a prenup when they married [in 2005], so he might want to consider giving Jen what she is asking for to avoid an even heftier payoff if this goes to trial.” 

Sounds like the dissolution of Bennifer isn’t going as smoothly as we’d been led to believe.


Jennifer Garner to Lindsay Shookus: Ben Affleck’s Boozing Is Your Problem Now!

Back in March, Ben Affleck checked into rehab to be treated for alcohol addiction.

Just a few weeks later, Jennifer Garner filed for divorce from Affleck.

The two events may not be related, as Affleck and Garner had been separated for over a year at the time of Garner’s filing.

Still, according to insiders, Affleck’s drinking was a factor in the couple’s decision to part ways, so the timing may have been significant.

Some have speculated that Jen wanted to give Ben an opportunity to get sober before filing, so that she could work out an equitable custody arrangement with her ex and not fear for her children’s safety.

Whatever the case, Jen is likely well aware that staying sober will be a lifelong battle for Ben.

And while it seems she trusts him enough to let him spend time with their kids on his own, sources say that she’s also happy that the task of making sure Ben stays away from the bottle is no longer on her.

These days, Ben is dating Lindsay Shookus – an SNL producer he met during an appearance on the show – and Jen is reportedly happy to hand her ex’s problems off to his new flame.

“Of course Jen worries about Ben’s health because he is the father of her children, but she feels like she’s done everything she can to help him over the years,” a source close to the situation tells OK! magazine.

Unfortunately, it seems Shookus may have already given Jen reason to doubt that she’s up to the task of helping to keep Ben sober.

Last month, Ben and Lindsay were spotted leaving a liquor store together while vacationing in Maine.

“Jen is very surprised that Lindsay is drinking around Ben,” the insider says.

“But she feels that ultimately it’s up to Lindsay how she wants to handle the situation.”

It’s believed that Affleck is still abstaining and doesn’t feel tempted when he’s around others who are imbibing.

Ben and Lindsay’s relationship is still in the early stages, but sources close to the couple say it’s getting serious fast.

Though Shookus is reportedly still worried about meeting Affleck’s family, the couple has reportedly been discussing details of their future together.

Those who know Ben best say they’ve never seen the actor-director happier.

Hopefully, his newfound bliss will help the father of three stay off the sauce.