As you can imagine, it hasn’t been an easy couple of months for Jennifer Garner. First she had to publicly announce her and Ben Affleck’s decision to divorce after ten years of marriage and three kids. Then she had to deal with their former nanny’s friends telling the media that Christine Ouzounian and Ben were romantically involved.
A source said that while Jennifer is “deeply hurt,” she’s coping.
She’s not a helpless deer caught in the headlights. She’s much stronger than you know.
“She’s grieving, but she has an amazing support system. She just had no idea what was going on.”
Jennifer is said to be leaning on her mom, Patricia Garner, as well as her sisters, Susannah and Melissa.
She is very traditional. That’s who she is and that’s what she represents. She’s grounded and she’s a fighter, but this is not what she saw for herself. She’s shocked.”
I don’t blame her. I have to admit, I’m shocked, with all of Ben’s experience in Hollywood and the public eye, that he even made himself vulnerable to this, although it should be noted that he continues to deny having any kind of romantic relationship with Christine.
It’s said that Ben is paying for the currently unemployed Christine’s stay at Hotel Bel-Air.
Christine is living the high life holed up in a swanky suite and Ben is paying for all of it — even for her girlfriends, who have been staying with her. Ben has given her enough money to cover all her bills and expenses, plus spending money, for at least the next three months. She doesn’t have to worry about a thing.
“He knows he needs to keep her happy or the whole thing could turn ugly really fast. She doesn’t feel burned by Ben — not yet, anyway.”
And if Christine does feel burned, she’s reportedly set her sights on Jennifer. A source said:
Christine is considering suing Jennifer Garner for wrongful termination. If Ben dumps her, she will sue.”
Good luck with that one. Another source said:
Christine has been calling and texting Ben nonstop. She’s in love with him and is telling friends that she would marry Ben the minute his divorce is finalized.”
Given Ben’s public response to these stories (complete denial), I hope Christine has a Plan B in mind!
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