It’s true…Ben Affleck DID hook up with the family nanny, Christine Ouzounian — Jennifer Garner confirmed the news herself! But was their fling the reason for the A-list couple’s split in 2015? The actress is telling all in a brand new interview!
Seven months after the bombshell news broke that Ben Affleck, 43, was having an affair with his kids’ nanny, Christine Ouzounian, Jennifer Garner, 43, has revealed that the hookup was 100% the real deal — but she wouldn’t exactly call it an affair. Get the scoop on the unraveling of Ben and Jen’s 10-year marriage straight from the actress herself right here!
“Let me just tell you something. We had been separated for months before I ever heard about the nanny,” Jennifer admits 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 is referring to the crazy story that broke in July, nearly one month after the couple announced they were ending their 10-year marriage, that Ben’s relationship with Christine is what caused the split.
Despite everything that happened, Ben and Jen have remained close for the sake of their three young kids — it was even recently rumored that they are getting back together. But fans hoping for a romantic reconciliation shouldn’t get their hopes up, because based on what the actress says, this is pretty final. “It was a real marriage. It wasn’t for the camera,” she admits. “And it was a huge priority for me to stay in it. And that did not work.”
Of course, at the end of the day, it’s all about the kids, Violet, 10, Seraphina, 7, and Samuel, 3. “It’s not Ben’s job to make me happy,” she explains. “The main thing is these kids — and we’re completely in line with what we hope for them. Sure, I lost the dream of dancing with my husband at my daughter’s wedding. But you should see their faces when he walks through the door. And if you see your kids love someone so purely and wholly, then you’re going to be friends with that person.” This is the saddest interview ever!
HollywoodLifers, are you shocked that Jen was so candid about her split from Ben? Do you believe that the nanny wasn’t the cause of their breakup?