Things may have been even worse than we thought between Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner before they announced their split on June 30. The actor had even confessed to his wife of ten years that he’d cheated on her, a shocking new report claims!
Jennifer Garner, 43, and Ben Affleck, 42, have said very little regarding their divorce, and have publicly put on a united front, but things have been falling apart between these two for quite some time, Us Weekly reports. Before announcing their split, Jen even found out her man was cheating, but took him back when he begged for her forgiveness, according to the mag.
Within the past year, Jen reportedly told her friends that Ben had “admitted to cheating,” and she was so livid over it, she kicked him out of their home, the mag claims. “She tried to leave him a few times, but he would beg her to stay,” a source adds.
Still, a source close to Ben insists that the Batman vs. Superman star “did not cheat,” and another insider confirms to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that “The cheating claims are completely unfounded.” Still, it seems like there was a lot more going on between this couple of ten years. “Jen always fought against the urge to throw her hands up in the air and walk away,” Us’ insider continues. “They’ve been on the brink of splitting up many times before, but it’s Jennifer’s worst nightmare for their children. Her biggest desire has always been to keep the family together.”
But regardless of what’s going on, Ben is working harder than ever to keep his family together. “He’s with his family while going through this very hard separation,” our source says. “He’s a devoted father. He’s there with family, and there’s no clearer partnership than what he’s doing.”
Unfortunately, it eventually had to come to a split, but Jennifer isn’t the only one who’s devastated. “This is just as hard on him and difficult for him,” the mag’s source adds. “Any divorce is tough on everyone. He is leaning on his mom and close friends.”
Immediately following the divorce announcement, Ben and Jen were photographed with their kids in the Bahamas. Regardless of anything that’s gone down, the exes have made it clear that they’re going to stand united for their three children. “Making this as painless as possible for their children is the most important thing,” an insider told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “That’s why Ben and Jen took so long to pull the plug, and that’s why they’re working so hard to keep the peace.”
HollywoodLifers, do you think Ben cheated on Jen?
— Alyssa Norwin