Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner: Did His Friendship With Ex Fiancée JLo Cause Friction?

Another piece of the puzzle. Seems Ben Affleck's friendly reunion with Jennifer Lopez at the 2015 Oscars put a huge strain on his relationship with Jennifer Garner. In fact, their renewed friendship sparked rumors of a possible romantic reconciliation that sent Jen over the edge, according to a new report! It's no secret that Ben Affleck, 42, and Jennifer Garner, 43, have struggled to keep their 10 year marriage afloat. The countless therapy sessions, compromises, and alone time spent together just wasn't enough to keep the love alive. But when the Argo actor reunited with his former flame Jennifer Lopez, 45, at the 2015 Oscars, that was it for Jen.

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“They were pretty flirty at the Oscars and have stayed in touch via email. Jennifer Garner never liked it,” an insider told The Sun about the exes’ friendly reunion. But don’t be surprised by the 43-year-old’s reaction to Ben’s renewed friendship with JLo. As previously reported EXCLUSIVELY by HollywoodLife.com, one of the reasons why the actor called off his marriage to Jen is because of her need to control his friendships. Ben’s reconciliation with the singer wasn’t the only thing that bothered the mother of his three children.

“Everyone is talking about JLo and Ben and saying it’s inevitable they will get together again at some point,” the insider continued to say. We don’t blame Jen for being upset about the rumors! However, it is pretty unlikely for the former couple to get back together any time soon. Ben seems to have his job as his number one priority since he and Jen perfectly timed their divorce for his busy movie career. Not to mention the American Idol judge was seen getting cozy her on-again off-again flame, Casper Smart, 28, at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards.

Will Ben Affleck Give Jennifer Garner Sole Custody Of Kids?

Bennifer 1.0’s renewed friendship should be the last thing on Jennifer’s mind. As her divorce with Ben looms on, the actress is reportedly ready to fight for the custody of her children. “She’ll do anything for those kids, even if it means fighting mercilessly for Ben’s money and their family’s house,” an insider tells Star. However, it may be an easy fight. HollywoodLife.com previously reported that Ben wants to keep things drama-free to make everyone happy. To hear more about Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, head over to iTunes and download the HollywoodLife podcast for free!

What do you think HollywoodLifers? Do you think Jennifer should’ve been worried about Ben and JLo’s renewed friendship?

— Michelle Phi

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