Jennifer Garner sent Ben Affleck’s world reeling in an explosive interview with Vanity Fair in which she revealed he DID have an affair with the nanny. He was later seen looking glum at pre-Oscars party, but at least he had pal Matt Damon to give him a manly hug to get him through his pain.
He was blasted by Jennifer Garner, 43, in her shocking interview with Vanity Fair, so it was any wonder Ben Affleck, 43, looked glum as he attended the William Morris Endeavors’ pre-Oscar party on Feb. 26. But at least the Oscar-winner had his pal Matt Damon, 45, to rely on for some much-needed support.
Seven months after Ben was said to have had an affair with nanny Christine Ouzounian, Jennifer revealed in her bombshell interview that they had split well before nanny-gate. And at the agency bash, Ben was downbeat as he was photographed. He was then spotted having a “bro-moment” with Matt, according to E!
“They were very engaged with each other and looked very happy to be hanging out like old friends that didn’t skip a beat,” the source told E! “Ben did not seem like he was in the party mode but Matt was smiling a lot. Ben was more into just seeing Matt and catching up. When they first saw each other, they gave a man hug filled with love.”
The party happened just hours after Jennifer’s interview with Vanity Fair for its March issue was released — causing an industry stir. Matt attended the party with his wife Luciana Barroso. Other celebrity attendees included Kourtney Kardashian, Charlize Theron, Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel.
Jennifer spoke candidly in the interview, not holding back when it came to questions about the nanny. “Let me just tell you something. We had been separated for months before I ever heard about the nanny,” Jennifer admitted to Vanity Fair. “She had nothing to do with our decision to divorce. She was not part of the equation. Bad judgment? Yes. It’s not great for your kids for [a nanny] to disappear from their lives.”
Jen did however share responsibility for the break-up in their marriage. “There’s no way I get off in this,” she admitted shouldering some of the blame.
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