Well, it didn’t take long for Ben Affleck’s PR people to respond to the flurry of articles about Jennifer Garner’s “disgust” over his alleged affair with their nanny, Christine Ouzounian. What’s Ben’s response? Denial with a bit of blame thrown in.
Sources close to Ben deny Christine’s friends’ allegations of an affair, insisting there was “no romantic relationship.”
Ben’s friendly, but it’s not always meant to be flirty. This was a very close relationship with someone who was taking care of the most important people in his life. “
The source added that people want to fault Ben for his “friendliness.” OMG.
Further, the source close to Ben maintains that his relationship with Christine had nothing to do with the demise of his marriage, contrary to the source close to Jen who says the alleged affair was “the final straw.”
This was not one of the reasons for the breakup. There was no physical relationship before or after the breakup.”
The source went on to blame Jennifer’s “nitpicking” as the cause of their failed marriage.
When you are made to feel like an inadequate husband over and over again, your friends are going to say maybe this isn’t working out.”
His friends? Seriously? Anyway, Ben has been said to be leaning on his mom and said friends for support while trying to stay focused on his kids. He’s said to still be in Georgia, although he hasn’t been spotted at the house Jennifer is renting since the story of his rumored affair with the nanny broke. The source explained:
This is not easy for him. It’s hard not to pay attention to the stories that are being written about you, but he continues to focus on what is most important, his family.”
He reportedly hosted a barbecue for 35 people at his place on Hampton Island, Georgia, so that’s something. I have a feeling, however, that this response isn’t going to help Ben, not at all. What do you think?
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