From being co-stars to lovers to husband and wife, and then parents, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have had a tumultuous relationship. The pair got married in 2005 and welcomed three children over the span of their marriage. Garner and Affleck went through a lot of issues during their marriage only to announce their split in 2015. Although the two are currently good friends and have been co-parenting their children, the former couple spoke about their lack of choice.

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck
Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck

Despite sharing plenty of good moments and a decade-long marriage, it was reported that the Batman star got caught up in a s*xual affair with his children’s nanny. The alleged affair eventually ended Affleck’s marriage with Garner and messed things up for their kids. However, the parents had been fighting hard and trying to find a way to work together just for their kids. 

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Ben Affleck And Jennifer Garner Got Caught Up In A Bad Romance

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have been through it all. Beginning as co-stars to lovers to parents and then eventually ending as exes. Meeting on the set of Pearl Harbor, Affleck, and Garner became close friends by the summer of 2004 after they starred together in Daredevil (2003). Soon their friendship turned into a romantic affair and the couple got married in June 2005. Starting a family together, the couple welcomed their three children. 

Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck co-parents with Jennifer Garner

However, after spending a decade together, the couple announced their divorce in 2015. Despite their separation and being exes, the pair decided on co-parenting and are usually spotted speaking highly of each other. Affleck appeared on Ellen DeGeneres’ show and spoke about being “good friends” with his ex-wife Jennifer Garner. Although further stating the difficulty of co-parenting, Affleck spoke highly of Garner.

We’re doing our best and our kids are fabulous and we’re working our best for them. And what else are you gonna do?”

Similarly, during an interview with Today in 2016, Jennifer Garner spoke about her relationship with Ben Affleck after their divorce. “We are definitely a modern family,” Garner mentioned. Further adding, “We’re doing really well…He and I are great friends. It has to be [about being a team]. You don’t have a choice.” Putting up a smile on their face, the two amicable exes have been trying their best to cope with their differences just for the sake of their children. 

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Ben Affleck’s Divorce With Jennifer Garner

Despite Ben Affleck’s happy and happening life with Jennifer Garner, their marriage faced a terrible end. It was reported that the couple decided on their divorce after Affleck’s alleged affair with his kids’ nanny. Although the couple denied all speculations, Christine Ouzounian, the nanny, and her friends claimed their relationship was real. 

Multiple sources claimed the affair was legit and that Affleck cheated on his wife. Speaking about their affair, a close friend of Ouzounian revealed, “Christine is in love with him.” Several other sources provided details of Ouzounian’s relationship with the actor, stating, “It’s been going on for a long time,” and that the alleged couple would meet up at the Hotel Bel Air. 

Jennifer Garner
Jennifer Garner mentioned Affleck’s alleged affair

Despite all claims from Ouzounian and her friends, sources close to Ben Affleck mentioned, “This was not one of the reasons for the breakup,” and even stated, “There was no affair during or after [their marriage].” Addressing the scandalous and alleged affair, even Jennifer Garner stated, “We had been separated for months before I ever heard about the nanny. She had nothing to do with our decision to divorce.” Without directly mentioning any alleged affair, Garner simply steered clear of the fact that she and Affleck separated because of an affair. 

Read more: ‘She Had Nothing To Do With Divorce’: Jennifer Garner Reveals Ben Affleck’s Affair With Nanny Didn’t Lead To Split-Up

Source: US Magazine, Vanity Fair

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