Of course we knew these stories would start to come out as soon as Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner announced their decision to divorce after ten years of marriage. Now “sources” close to the couple are speaking out about what went wrong.
Sources who are said to be close to Jen told Us Weekly:
[Ben] admitted to cheating.”
Not only was cheating supposedly an issue, but so was his gambling and drinking. At that time, Jennifer reportedly kicked him out of their home before having a change of heart.
[Jen] but eventually decided to forgive him.”
A source close to Jen claimed that Ben tried to fight for her marriage but finally decided:
She loved Ben. But there comes a time when you have to say enough is enough and take care of yourself.”
That’s true! It should be noted that a source close to Ben said:
Ben did not cheat on Jen.”
So who knows what happened? I’m a big believer in the idea that the only two people who really know what’s going on in a relationship are the two people in it.
A source claimed Jennifer tried to leave Ben before now.
She tried to leave him a few times, but he would beg her to stay.”
Their kids (Violet, age nine, Seraphina, age six, and Samuel, who’s three) motivated Jen to try again with Ben.
She always fought against the urge to throw her hands up in the air and walk away. 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.”
Meanwhile, someone close to Ben said:
This is just as hard on him and difficult for him. Any divorce is tough on everyone. He is leaning on his mom and close friends.”
A source close to both Ben and Jen told People:
Saying he’s a bad father and a husband is an easy story, and everyone has wanted to clock him as a womanizer and gambler. He couldn’t deal with her expectations. When you’re told you’re not good enough, you start to believe it.”
Hmm… Something tells me more stories are coming about this. Stay tuned ;). Do you believe Jennifer finally “threw in the towel” on her marriage over Ben’s behavior or not? I’m honestly not sure if this is Fact or Fiction. It wouldn’t surprise me if this is Fact, but who knows?
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