Sources claim to Us Weekly that Ben is dating 28-year-old Christine Ouzounian who was hired to be a nanny to Violet, Seraphina, and Samuel last spring. Ben and Jennifer Garner were in the middle of their then-secret trial separation. A friend of Christine’s said:
They would hang out without the kids. And they were very flirty.”
Jennifer reportedly found out and fired Christine, but Ben continued to hang out with her.
She says Ben really, really likes her. She’s saying this is true love.”
OMG. How many times have we heard stuff like this when twentysomethings date married fortysomethings? In fairness, however, if they were separated, then Ben wasn’t necessarily unavailable. It begs the question, however: of all the women in the world he could date, why would he pick the kids’ nanny? I know it happens, but it’s just terrible judgment, especially on the parent’s part.
For the record, Ben’s rep said:
“[A]ll allegations of a romantic relationship are baseless and untrue.”
Christine couldn’t be reached for comment. I just… well, it wouldn’t be the first time something like this has happened, but that doesn’t make it any better. I don’t know what to think. After all Ben has been through in the pubic eye, I’d hope he wouldn’t do something so careless and cliched. Do you believe it?
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