Ben Affleck is no stranger to Georgia: he’s owned a place in Hampton Islands, Georgia (which is on the coast, not too far from Savannah) since 2003. It’s where he went after he got cold feet and called off his wedding to Jennifer Lopez. It sounds like he’s been there since the story broke that his former nanny, Christine Ouzounian, had a romantic relationship with him while Jennifer Garner has been in Atlanta with their kids.
A source said that Ben hosted a barbecue for 35 guests, catered by a local restaurant called The Smokin’ Pig BBQ joint.
They prepared barbecue and all the fixings for 35 people.”
Ben has said previously that he values the place for the privacy he enjoys there.
Mostly when I want to go and be at peace by myself, you know, I live down this long dirt road, and people are very respectful of people’s privacy down there and [when I want to] be my calmest and happiest, that’s where I go.”
Sounds like a great hideaway!
Meanwhile, Christine has been holed up at the exclusive Hotel Bel-Air. Guess who’s footing the bill?
Ben is taking care of Christine’s expenses at the hotel.”
An eyewitness who has seen Christine on the grounds said:
Christine is enjoying her hotel stay. She acts like she is on vacation. She has been spotted by the pool several times, the spa and Wolfgang Puck’s restaurant. She seems relaxed and happy. She hangs out with girlfriends, reads magazines and is on her phone a lot.”
Ben supposedly bought them special phones. One of Christine’s friends explained:
[Ben and Christine] are in touch every day, all day long. He got them phones just for each other.”
Christine reportedly has told friends that Ben “trusts me.” I wonder if they’re working out some kind of arrangement that will keep her quiet? Given that Ben’s camp’s party line has been firm denials of any kind of romantic relationship (which will make it that much more difficult for them to step out as a couple later), it seems like something is being worked out. He obviously hasn’t completely cut her off if he’s putting her up in a luxury hotel!
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