Something tells me Ben Affleck and his people are in serious crisis mode, and it sounds like they should be. He reportedly is having an affair with the kids’ former nanny, Christine Ouzounian. She only worked with the Afflecks for a few months last spring, but the two were photographed together at Ben’s LA home a couple of weeks ago.
People reported that multiple sources claimed Christine openly admitted to having an affair with Ben. One friend of hers said:
Christine is in love with him.”
Meanwhile, Ben is firmly denying that any affair occurred. His lawyer said the story is:
complete garbage and full of lies.”
Another source is now saying:
[Ben and Christine had] a work relationship and a friendship. There has never been a romantic or sexual relationship.”
What kind of work relationship did he have with a nanny in LA earlier this month while his kids were in Atlanta with Jennifer Garner?
Christine’s friends said they “often” met up at Hotel Bel Air. A friend explained:
It’s been going on for a long time.”
Christine reportedly showed her friends pictures of herself sitting on Ben’s lap and them kissing. Pictures?! Another friend confirmed the story.
For Christine, it was a relationship. A friend warned her she was going to end up heartbroken.”
That’s the truth. It should be noted that a source close to Ben said these allegations are “Not true.” IF this story is true, it sounds like it occurred after Ben and Jen decided to split but before they formally announced it. However, it’s just… both cliche and just in poor taste.
Christine reportedly accompanied Ben and the kids to the Bahamas in June while Jennifer flew down separately to join them, so she was working for the family pretty recently. After Jennifer got there, Christine left with Ben and reportedly attended a poker charity event with him. Jennifer is said to have found out about the affair in the Bahamas and was said to be “livid.” Can you blame her? As a friend of hers said:
And I don’t blame her because if my children bonded with you and you did this? It’s just the biggest betrayal.”
A source close to Ben countered:
This was not one of the reasons for the breakup. There was no affair during or after [their marriage]. Ben and Jen have been separated for months.”
Yeah, I figured that rationale was coming: by the time Ben and Christine allegedly became romantically involved, Ben and Jen had already decided to divorce. That seems likely, given the timeline (remember, Ben and Jen announced their split after a ten month trial separation), but does it matter? These photos, fyi, were taken back in May of this year.
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