Radar: Ben Affleck changed his phone number in order to ditch the nanny

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner arrive at a building in Santa Monica
We haven’t heard anything from Ben Affleck’s former fling, nanny Christine Ouzounian, in several weeks. All signs point to a nice payout, an NDA and a lack of further interest by the media. They also point to Ben cutting out Christine after she started to get a taste for fame. Radar claims that he changed his phone number after Page Six reported that she was searching for a reality TV gig. Their insider says “She wasn’t taking the hint, so after the calls continued, Ben changed his cell phone number to get Christine off his back.” Couldn’t he just block her? I guess there are ways around that. Google Voice the next one, Ben!

Meanwhile Ben and his estranged wife, Jennifer Garner, have been spotted out together several times in recent days. Their latest outing, to run errands and bring their kids to the first day of school, wasn’t picked up by any of our photo agencies, which means they’re toning it down a bit. They’ve also stopped the constant updates to the entertainment press and are playing it cool somewhat, for them. People does have some Batfleck-friendly quotes about how great things are going for the divorcing couple. It’s been a whole four days since People’s last story on them so it was about time. Here’s the one new insider quote from that piece:

They smiled and chatted during the morning run. There was no obvious tension between them.

That’s not OTT considering, and People also included a previously published quote about how these two are aren’t reconciling, but are working with a counselor to help their kids cope with the split. “They are working with a professional because there are emotions involved and they want to make this transition as easy as possible for their family.

As much as I want to say that these two should keep it under wraps, I do think that these high-profile “keep it civil, make it easy on the kids” celebrity splits are serving as a positive model for other divorcing couples. Divorce is incredibly hard, I’ve seen so many friends fight it out in court trying to be “right” when it’s a zero sum game. Keeping it friendly for the kids may seem confusing for them or difficult to fake, but it’s certainly better than letting them see their parents treat each other horribly. These people are trying to do the right thing and it shows. Obvious PR, but it’s the right thing.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner arrive at a building in Santa Monica

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner arrive at a building in Santa Monica

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  1. Esmom says:

    Well Christine, can’t get through to Ben? Jon Hamm is available. :)

    • Ysohawt1 says:

      Maybe that’s why Tom Brady destroyed his phone, LOL!

      • Bishg says:

        Serious question: is this enough, though? I mean, all you need to do to destroy data on your phone is to physically destroy the device?
        I am pretty sure it takes more, especially since nowadays there’s also iCloud and such..
        wouldn’t there be a way to retrieve at least the text messages and call log?

        I am asking cause I too thought that Brady destroying his phone sounded VERY shady…

      • Mia V. says:

        Gisele probably pulled a Naomi and destroyed that phone.

      • bettyrose says:

        Not even close. Pretty much all phone data is cloud based now, and as numerous recent hacks have proven, cloud data is forever. Pretty much the instant you do anything with your phone, there’s a permanent record of it. Just take comfort that most people don’t know how to hack that data.

      • What says:

        Ysohawt1: You are trying too hard. Your comments are so sad… You really want to believe it, don’t you?

      • FLORC says:

        If we get really into it data can be destroyd and manipulated. There are businesses out there that specialise in this for the average person who wants to pay.

        Data isn’t secure. It’s just there, but minimally protected overall.

      • bettyrose says:

        But FLORC, do those companies have the authority to destroy data housed in another’s server? For example, JLaw’s “deleted” nude pics. How would a third party even begin to track down every possible digital occurrence of pictures someone thought they’d deleted but which had been stored and potentially reproduced? Serious question.

    • funcakes says:

      Is it possible to factory reset your phone? That’s what I’ve done when my phone goes haywire.

    • funcakes says:

      Ps-Everyone stay away from my Jon hamm. I wish I could put him in a plastic case and place him on a self with Idris Alba and Micheal Fassbinder

      • laura in LA says:

        funcakes, you can have him. I’ll take the fictional Don Draper over the real Jon Hamm anyday!

        Your comment also reminds me of something Joan once said to Roger: “If you had your way, I’d be stranded in some paperweight with my legs stuck in the air.”

      • funcakes says:

        Lol!

  2. minx says:

    Hey, whatever it took to get rid of her pap walks–I’m fine with it.

  3. Talie says:

    Such a shame Dancing with the Stars didn’t have the guts to put her on.

  4. Tala D says:

    I really appreciate their attempts to keep it civil for the kids. Since I follow Kelly Rutherford’s hot mess of a situation, these two appear to be doing a great job so far.

    • Ysohawt1 says:

      True, got to give them credit, for that.

    • Imo says:

      Not sure shtupping the childrens’ caregiver is in the best interest of said children but whatever, I guess the cleanup is being handled well enough after the storm.

    • Sarah says:

      Exactly. We criticize Kelly Rutherford and then call an attempt to keep it civil for the kids “obvious PR.” I don’t get that. Certainly there is PR involve, but couldn’t it also be that they are trying to simply be good parents and know that they have to be involved in each other’s lives forever at this point? I give them credit.

  5. michelleb says:

    It is great that they are keeping it civil and working towards a friendly relationship. They are obviously putting the needs of their kids first and that is refreshing (take note Kelly Rutherford). Honestly, I wish my parents had done the same; it would have made my childhood a lot easier. Good for Bennifer.

    Yay for the silencing of the Nanny (if that is in fact the case). So tired of her.

  6. wendi says:

    I saw some of the recent photos of them in their SUV but the kids weren’t with them in any of the photos.

  7. StormsMama says:

    This seems like a clear case of power players negotiating sweet deals for all involved to control the narrative. Ie. She got paid to go away and keep quiet. Paps got exclusives and such for X amount of time. And weeklies get access and info for X amount of time. Suddenly it’s Ben and Jens game again.

    • Wren says:

      Jen’s game, to be exact. I think she lost control of the story for awhile there but she’s got the reins back now and the message is back on track. While both of them care deeply about public image, Ben seems to be a “put out fires” type of guy while Jen is the mastermind who plans ahead and pays attention to detail.

      • captain says:

        Have you seen her photos on the first day of school? Great make up, really lovely cardigan, and they were in the car together. Without the kids, apparently )))

      • StormsMama says:

        @wren
        Yes def Jen’s the one controlling the game now- but I think WB has some interest in keeping everything neat and clean too regarding Ben-
        He’s too messy-
        The fact that it’s all flipped back to a controlled image is great PR –
        Textbook really.
        Can’t help but wonder what Christine got out of the deal. She poof! disappeared.

      • laura in LA says:

        That’s true, captain, I noticed Jen’s makeup, too.

      • Diane says:

        My first thought when I saw her was the comment someone made previously on this site that apparently she was reading the comments here because of something she did/said (I can’t remember the specifics). Another commented that, if that were true, she’d step up her appearance game. I saw these and thought…well there ya go then. She does. It’s good. She needs to get positive about her appearance for her overall self esteem in any event. I do imagine that has been beaten down for a while now.

    • Luca76 says:

      Ding ding ding

  8. als says:

    I don’t think they will go through with the divorce.

    • Diane says:

      My gut says that, if he were to go through rehab, she’d give him a chance. Without that, I don’t think so.

      • jccw says:

        Agree 100 %. What strikes me weird is why he went to rehab several years ago, and by all reported “gossip” now, he seems to be in a much worse place, yet as far as we know has not entered rehab. He has much more to lose now…children, ex, career. If he made the choice then, is he to far gone now to see the light? If he does go, I hope it is on his own accord and not Garners’ or WBs’, etc. forcing his hand. He has a very slim chance of success if he goes because someone else wants him to.

  9. Birdix says:

    Manly puffed elbows again! Looks like he could break into a silly monkey routine any second.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Yeah, what’s with that?

    • Wellsie says:

      Much man! Many muscles!

    • JenniferJustice says:

      Uggh. I hate it when men walk with their arms all bowed out like their bicepts are so big they can’t put their arms down. It’s pretty stupid considering there’s plenty of room to let his arms hang naturally without causing some kind of friction fire. So try hard. Stop it. Just stop it.

      • laura in LA says:

        It’s sort of the inverse of when too-thin women (like Amal Clooney, sorry to say) slouch or pin bony shoulders and arms back as if to appear weaker or non-threatening?

  10. Jayna says:

    I don’t know if there was a payout. That’s something that would have happened much earlier before she released the airplane photo and when there was a frenzy over the first photo and her milking it because of the interest. He seemed to dig in his heels on paying her off. Because I was expecting it to happen, and it didn’t.

    How many more shots of her walking to her new car would be of interest, getting gas, getting takeout? That’s all there was the last few weeks and what a fun girl she is, blah, blah. During that period nothing much else was ever released to pique anyone’s interest. I don’t think she had much more on Ben, to be honest, and she played it as long as she could. I think he cut off all contact with her the minute that photo at his rental house came out. She has a NDA while she worked with them. She tried to parlay this into a reality TV career and it went nowhere.

    • KB says:

      I was also wondering why he let it go on so long and I’m thinking maybe she really didn’t have much on him and he figured it would go away. Then she uses some money from InTouch bikini shots to lease a used Lexus, drops some quotes about having two phones, then calls the paps so she’ll be photographed with two phones…and he realized she was able to spin nothing into something. I think the Tom Brady rings on the jet photo was another game changer for him because it started to bleed and infect his favorite person in the world (Brady, not Garner lol.)

      • Jayna says:

        Yeah, her whole two phones blatantly out to try to show her lies were true she had leaked, that she was in constant contact with Ben, was fame-hoing to the nth degree. What a nut.

        I loved your last sentence, by the way. LOL

      • Ana says:

        Yup! Brady supercedes the wife (ex) and the kids. They always belong especially Garner at the bottom of the pecking order.

    • Elisha says:

      I agree Jayna, I don’t believe she got paid, I’d think she would prefer to try to continue fame hoing, and fame>money in her eyes. I think she would’ve been paid sooner and interest in her simply fizzled. And I did see reports from her “sources” that she’s writing a tell all, which supports that she didn’t get paid.

    • laura in LA says:

      Yeah, Jayna, if there was any payout, the nanny spent it already on that week at the Bel Air and her used “Lexi”.

      Why would Ben pay her any more when she still wouldn’t shut up? I also think his lawyers finally got to her or her parents on that weekend when she went to visit them. Interesting to note that the nanny’s last stab at fame (and getting any pay or play) for this story are only through tabs like OK magazine, no traction anymore in People, US Weekly or E!

      So the latest from her “sources” is that the nanny took a pregnancy test and left it out for Jen to see in the Bahamas. Since she had just been dumped by her fiancé there, why would Jen suspect anything else? It was also negative, so what does this prove, except that the nanny peed on a stick? Anyone can do that.

      Also, Jayna, I wondered first why Ben wouldn’t just block her number as anyone else would do. Ah, but then I remembered – the burner phones!

      Even her “sources” have said she was calling him 20x per day. How does she (or they) think this is normal? It seems like she’s trying to make herself look like some poor, used, scorned lover, but she’s only made herself look even more desperate, delusional and crazy.

      For anyone who thought this nanny had a good PR game, I think she’s lost.

    • Bridget says:

      Is it even that big of a deal if he did pay her off? The most important part is that she’s GONE.

  11. Merritt says:

    I tend to think she didn’t have anything else to reveal about Ben. There is no point in him giving her a payout when she already spilled everything to the media. Of course it is possible that there might have been strongly worded threat from an attorney to the former nanny.

    As far as Jen and Ben, I don’t think they will get back together. I think they just don’t want to be hateful with each other in front of the kids. I think she wanted to leave in the past and he talked her into staying. That Oscar speech about working on their marriage from a few years ago, tells me that she has wanted out in the past. So many people think he is the one who wanted out, but I think it is the other way around. Ben basically did whatever he wanted while they were officially together, but it was swept under the rug. So this idea that she was stifling him is just stupid. Now that they are in the process of divorce, it didn’t take long for his bad behavior to be called out in the media.

    • minx says:

      Agree with all of this.

    • Jayna says:

      I think both wanted out at different points. I think she wanted out and he talked her into staying and he wanted that third baby. I remember in an interview him saying when the kids were grown he thought he and Jen might move to NYC. There was a period then I think that was great for them with her pregnant with a boy, having little Samuel, the Argo hoopla and awards. I think they were really happy for a while. But eventually it just went back to problems and Ben’s focus on his career being at an all-time high after Argo as far as back-to-back projects.

      She said over a year ago she “would do anything for that man.” But as time wore on, I think she realized she wasn’t getting much in return for him being gone so much. I think he wanted out. She pushed therapy harder, but his demons were strong again. I think she just gave up and wanted to move on and he was relieved, although that part is still messy when happening emotionally. Even without the nanny, the breaking up of a family is a draining time for both spouses as it’s heading that way.

    • JenniferJustice says:

      Me too. Cheaters dont’ want to be alone. They want their cake and to eat it too. He wanted his wife at home taking care of his kids – all tropies and something to be proud of, and he wanted her for him to come home to (like all cheaters do). She kept the bed warm, she was loving, she created this healthy wholesome image of him, she helped managed his career and everything involved with it. No doubt he’s the begger when it comes to one of them leaving. Cheaters always want a significant other, they want them on the back burner, but they want them.

      • Diane says:

        Yeah, his “nitpicked” and “felt inadequate” statements showed that, didn’t they? She didn’t want to put up and shut up. She wanted something back and had expectations of him as a husband and father. Good for her. I do believe his childhood and addictions played into his mindset a lot (not excusing, just stating). An addict hates the one trying to get in the way of the addiction – it’s ugly.
        It seems their early years were much more of a partnership and that worked well. I pray that they both find healing and happiness down the road.

  12. Kate says:

    I don’t think they’re doing the best thing for the kids. Frankly if that was ever a priority they never would have let the kids become so famous and so photographed. That has way more potential to mess them up than their parents divorce.

    The thing with the rings was for press, if they were doing it for the kids they wouldn’t have been putting them on and off for the paps when the kids weren’t around. That alone got them half a dozen covers and thousands of articles written.

    They’ve been spreading stories about each other in the tabloids, trying to win the PR war. Their kids will read all of that someday.

    They’ve purposefully turned their divorce into a circus. If they hadn’t done all those staged pap walks and had not let ‘sources’ keep talking to the tabloids, this could have been so much more low-key. Instead it became the biggest gossip story of the year, which I’m sure is just great for the children.

    • Dubois says:

      This. People talk about what a wonderful parent Jennifer is (we all know Ben’s a dud), but IMO she has used (abused?) her kids outrageously and selfishly to perpetuate her image. They both have. Think back to Ben’s Oscar campaign, the staged pap shots were so obvious. Then they do the exact thing during their divorce, a time that is undoubtedly stressful for the kids. Why would you have your kids so photographed? You only have to look at Julia Roberts to know that celeb kids can be shielded from paps. Julia would cut a b*tch trying to photograph her family AND also didn’t do pap strolls with her kids. Ditto Matt Damon. These two sicken me.

      • anne says:

        Thank you. The children have long been used for purposes of PR & publicity.

      • Diane says:

        Sadly, this appears to be true in both of them.

      • Jib says:

        Exactly!! If you don’t want your kids photographed, you do what Meryl Streep did and live in a neighborhood in CT where you neighbors are all such rich snobs, they couldn’t be bothered with you. No one knew what Streep’s kids looked like until they were older.

        You don’t live in H’wood and go for public walks with your kids all of the time. There are lots of other ways to have family time without doing that.

    • Jayna says:

      I think they did turn it into a circus. I agree. But I think what they’ve done is turn it around and what is going on now I believe is very genuine and are in a better place and not just doing it for pap ops, but genuinely getting there as far as working on their co-parenting as they divorce and being in a better place with each other through counseling.

      • KB says:

        They have absolutely turned it around. Look how many people at this site are now giving them props for keeping it civil! A few weeks ago they were being slammed for how messy it was and Gwyneth Paltrow was being complimented. At. This. Site.

      • Luca76 says:

        They’ve turned it around but I don’t think they are genuine I don’t think that makes either one of them unloving parents. I think hey view their lives as a commodity and a brand and their image as a business decision. I think they know it benefits everyone involved on every level business, image wise and for their kids to be civil so that’s what they’re doing

    • KB says:

      I always thought wearing the rings was more for Jennifer Garner. It’s hard to wear something proudly for ten years, day in and day out, and then just ditch it. I think Ben wore his so that it wouldn’t be an issue in the press. Ben was often caught not wearing his when he didn’t think the paps would catch him. Then the nanny stuff just kept coming and she was finally at that point where she had no more sentimental attachment to it.

      I highly doubt the kids would even notice if they weren’t wearing rings, especially when one is doing press at Comic Con 3,000 miles away…that excuse never made sense.

    • JenniferJustice says:

      I agree. Look at how quickly and quietly Blake Sheldon and Miranda Lambert divorced. By the time anybody knew, it was already over and nobody has said boo since. Granted, they dont’ have children involved, but still – it’s the people involved who either put it out there for mass consumption or lay low and keep it private. They put there’s out ther for the masses. Not sure why, but they did. I guess for some, $$$ really is more important than pride and protecting your kids.

    • Blue says:

      Yep, they both have been using their kids for PR and image branding since the day they were born.

  13. Hey, whatever went down, I am eternally grateful that The Nanny seems to have gone away.

  14. Vampi says:

    LOL! Bye bye Nanny Isuzu!

  15. Jonesy says:

    Nice Hellcat, Ben!

  16. Ana says:

    Since everything seems to have settled down especially for Affleck, I will be on the watch now on who is his next hook up/girlfriend. No more hiding Ben! Freedom! 😜

    • Diane says:

      But can you imagine the risk it will be to that woman’s image? JG was vilified for marrying him “knowing” what he was like and having the gall to give him 3 kids. Now, with all the recent stuff becoming public, how good can it be on any new woman to follow up with that being tagged on her? I would think his image is still “toxic” to other women who don’t want that same attack. Except, of course, strippers, and other women of low self esteem. I don’t mean that to be hateful, I’m sadly serious.

      • anne says:

        I think that sense of toxicity is the undercurrent with Affleck, but it’s not on the surface much of the time. People are inclined to buy into the fantasy of a handsome man, they are inclined to forgive past behavior. In time, I think he’ll be back on the pedestal. There are many women with low expectations of men. He & they will find each other.

      • captain says:

        Diane, I think as long as they make it VERY clear that the relationship happened after the break up with Jen, there isn’t much danger to any girl in terms of image. And if she’s someone who wants some exposure, she’ll be fine. Look at Leo’s pieces. And his reputation is absolutely horrible and many things known for sure and not allegedly. Still, no problem for the girls: Bar made quite a career. She is exquisitely gorgeous, granted, but who knew her before Leo?

      • Diane says:

        Ugh, in that case, I wish JG would move her kids away from Hollywood so they wouldn’t be exposed to that so closely and frequently. Leo isn’t a family man with kids, so who hangs on him doesn’t touch anyone but him and them. I know. I’m very old fashioned but I have daughters, and it is a troubling thought. BA can’t go back to that place of being a “swinging single!”

      • captain says:

        I agree, although she probably won’t )) She seems quite in her element living there, and I doubt much will change for her at this point. It seems like he was away so much anyway, and was doing his thing while away pretty much like a single man.. So much has been exposed already, and I imagine it would have gone into more and more embarassing territory, if the marriage were to go on. So the exposure would have hit these kids one way or the other, simply because their father is living such a life.
        Also no idea to what sort of things these kids were exposed to at home during the marriage, you know? If he was doing his thing outside, and then come home and be a proper husband and father, then it’s just him not being there, which is not big deal, since that’s what they’re used to anyway. Otherwise, how much has he shown, what are they aware of? Have they caught him with Christine? Was he talking to Jen respectfully? Was he always sober around them? etc.
        I mean dating after the divorce is quite natural and not a bad thing, as opposed to what he could do openly. Just look at him drunkenly groping this canadian girl during the interview, or the way he always said “titties”, that’s just so sickening. But this kind of thing would be in their face, regardless of where they live.

  17. Frosty says:

    It’s weird, Ben is so successful, he’s made good, interesting movies. But still I get this Bojack Horseman vibe from him.

    • JenniferJustice says:

      Still looks like a doofus to me. He looks better than he used to since he got his teeth fixed, but the spitty lisp cancels out any sexy he might have. The only thing cute or attractive about him is his relationships with his brother and Matt Damon. When they’re cutting it up, they’re all cute, but that’s all.

  18. Diane says:

    I’m glad they are being civil for the kids. They have many years ahead of them to maintain and grow that.
    Still can’t stand watching him, though – just ICK. Watching any movie with him and wondering who he might have been doing during the making of it and the damage it would ultimately do to his family–just can’t enjoy that.
    I hope very much that BA gets help to deal with his alleged demons. Only great good can come from that for all.

  19. JoJo says:

    I’m still not entirely sure I believe they’re divorcing. I fully agree with how they’re being civil for the kids, etc., but I don’t really understand why they need to continue to do so many things together as a couple. How do you ever have time to get over each other if you do that? Maybe it’s just my own experience talking, but when my parents divorced, my brother and I did things with either one of them but not both (for the most part, except major life events like graduations, etc.) And, my parents actually were also civil and never spoke badly of each other, but they certainly didn’t want to do things together anymore. And I think we would have been very confused if they continued to do things together with us on a frequent basis. We adjusted perfectly fine to spending time with each one. And Ben and Jen were doing errands together in the car alone, without the kids, supposedly. It does make me wonder whether this is Jen still giving it time to see how she feels about it and seeing if she thinks they can make it work. But maybe they’re playing that down to the press because they don’t want to say that publicly right now. And what are they going to do when Ben starts shooting on Live By Night soon? Is Jen going to tag along with the whole family? If they’re truly divorcing, why don’t they just file – what’s the holdup? The only thing that makes me think they are divorcing is the fact that Jen finally took her ring off, but even then…

    • Diane says:

      JoJo, I would have loved for my ex to join us for things like dr appts, first days of school, field trips, etc. I think it does help the kids in understanding the divorce is not their fault and that they will be ok. Not everything together, but things that are specifically for or about the kids.
      It could be they were working with mediator, paperwork and meetings re divorce stuff on those errands?
      I think Jen has gotten her mind in that place of absolutely not going back to the way it was. She is ready to move on. That being said, I think Ben is working on himself right now. I do think the Nanny thing made him realize just how far off the rails he had gone and he didn’t like what he saw. Whether that is rehab, counseling, whatever, or Whether that is just for the kids sake or a hope to save the family, I dunno. I’ve been getting that feeling a while now.
      I think the future is still undetermined in terms of whether that will remain together, but either way, it will help and heal. I hope very much it is happening.
      I thought they pushed the filming on Live by night to next year? I always thought that when WB pushed all his deadlines it was to give him time to get help and get his life in order.

      • JoJo says:

        I guess you’re right, Diane. It’s probably good that they do those things together, but I still think it must be incredibly hard. When a relationship breaks up, the only thing that helps you move on emotionally is time apart. I know it sounds terrible, but I do hope they don’t get back together. It just seems so dar gone at this point and having the nanny incident top off years of unhappiness. For Ben, the challenge of getting her back may be a temporary fix, but I find it hard to believe all of their old patterns won’t return once they settle back into daily life and the nanny incident fades…

      • Diane says:

        Oh I have no doubt it is very difficult. But seeing your kids glad to have you both showing that they are still the most important would help with that. It always made my tough jobs easier when I saw my kids happier for the effort. I hope/pray JG has great support and wisdom around her, helping her to stay on an emotionally healthy course, whatever that might be. That makes all the difference.

      • JoJo says:

        @Diane – I believe filming for Live By Night still starts this Fall (Nov), hence all of these Sienna Miller rumors cropping up.

        But the release date for it (as well as The Accountant, which has already been filmed) has been pushed out to 2017.

        Can anyone confirm the start of production on Live By Night?

  20. KNOW-IT-ALL says:

    Seems like I am the only one who believes this PR stuff is strictly for Jen she wants Ben back so she is doing everything to make it seem like this is all for the kids.I have completely lost trust in that woman to me she will never let go no matter what.Her whole persona seems fake the smiles in the middle of a divorce the closeness to a cheating ex he offers her rides please save this stuff for the niave Ben is still hitting it n Jennifer is holding onto a fantasy.No respect from me we are suppose to be applauding what exactly the man who cannot keep it in his pants and the wiman who has no self esteem to have found better or let go I am sorry this total rubbish I emulate none they are not role models.There are worse than them in the divorce department but to me they fit amongst them.The only thing Jen is good at is being fake and role acting and Ben using Jen to make him look good I am sick of these two they are my worst couple ever.

    • captain says:

      I think she orchestrates it, but it’s not for her only. He gladly does what he’s told, because if left to his own devices, he’s just this walking PR catastrophe. She wanted the Gwyneth appearance, she pushes it hard. it is good for both of them.
      On the other hand, don’t be so harsh on the woman, who thought this is her family, her husband and her life forever, and sees it crumble despite investing so much effort, forgiving so much, loving so much, and still she couldn’t save it.
      It is easy for you as an outsider to say “leave! have some self-esteem!” You know, how people keep their loved ones on life support even when they know there is absolutely no hope. She loves this man, so it’s all very hard for her, but she is trying, it’s obvious. She’s just not very good at it yet, but give her some time.

    • @KNOW-IT-ALL says:

      How sure are you that Jennifer want’s Ben A$$fleck back? You keep insisting it was Jennifer this and Jennifer that. Are you guys close? I mean Kevin Smith is that you?

  21. KNOW-IT-ALL says:

    She deserves everything Ben did to her she is so fake I swear I had a daughter this dumb I will slap some sense into her head worshiping useless men like a word I should not use.What is healthy about being around a cheating gambling addict all the time let him get his shit together like an adult and they coparent living separate lives no Ben needs her for his image so she complies.this is absolute rubbish any psychologist will tell you this she is a bad example for her kids.why is she trying to imitate Gwyneth and who made Gwyneth the specialist of how to divorce when you have kids what statistic show that the kids are better off seeing both parents at the sametime though they are divorce what kids need as a child who grew up with parents in a toxic marriage is knowing that both parents love you and keeping it real not using kids as a means to an end.

    • Diane says:

      Visits to the kids pediatrician and first day of school are perfect examples of co parenting. It’s the only 2 times they’ve been seen together in weeks.

      • KNOW-IT-ALL says:

        Oh please were is her own car and what’s up with the fake happy smiles.Where are the boundaries none nada.Talk of confusing children.I have said and will say it again rubbish.Jen meeds to be working on herself how to handle a gambling cheating estranged husband not trying to put on a fake braveness for kids and the world who are not stupid.This whole thing is a total mess.If not why are we still talking about tbem image image image that is all they are who they truly underneath all this just people scared of losing a facade what a pitiful life.

      • Diane says:

        When I divorced my gambling drinking husband, I wanted to punch his face every time I saw him. But I had 3 kids who knew their dad wasn’t a good dad, but loved him. I walked a fine line of talking about and treating him with respect to and in front of them. Had he been interested I would totally have wanted him to be there for first days of school, dr. Appts, etc. because it would have reassured my kids they had 2 active parents who loved them and that they would be ok. It is important for the kids to know that they are not being divorced too.

    • Tara says:

      At least you discovered punctuation.

      • Alice says:

        I was going to donate some periods. They’re not that scarce.

      • KNOW-IT-ALL says:

        Is that all you got,where are your own valid points? condescendng mama this is not an english class if I may recall.If you have nothing important to say or add to this conversation stay of my threads ok.There you got your punctuations were are your own reasonable arguments.I forgot you have known.

    • captain says:

      Apropos Gwyneth. This woman lived with her husband in two separate houses, connected by a specially build corridor for almost ten years prior to divorcing him. It is not known in US perhaps, but in UK it was pretty well known. Everyone expected them to divorce straight after they made this living arrangement, but it never happened. But it just shows that there was no family or love to save when they eventually did divorce.

  22. Melly M says:

    So the nanny wanted to become Ben’s new wife and a reality star on “Dancing With the Stars”? Maybe she’s not likable, but at least she’s a realist. ;-)

  23. Loca says:

    Now he doesn’t want to have fun with the nanny he didn’t seem to mind before. It’s about time he gets screwed instead of screwing over women.

  24. india Andrews says:

    Why not just block her on his phone?

    • Melly M says:

      Is this really a solution? The person can just use a different phone/phone number and continue to call you.

  25. KNOW-IT-ALL says:

    I feel totally manipulated and forced to feel sorry for st Jen, this is the real world if she cannot handle it so be it.This woman cannot be this niave after a while it gets old she chose Ben accepted him even when he was not acceptable now we have to feel sorry for her.She has been through divorce before other celebrities have been what makes this particular case an exception.This whole situation is becoming crazy everyday we hear they are not reconciling you are trying to prove what to who exactly. I am tired of being politically correct so as not to come off like the heartless one.This is blatant manipulation by Jen so we can all feel sorry for her and so she can manipulate Ben to staying with her this woman is no saint she is just a pathetic desperate housewife.

    • ScotiaGirl says:

      What if they say, oh I don’t know, are living their life as they would normally – as it plays out day by day, and the media is grabbing these pictures, and we are the ones creating the narrative here, not them. We are the ones creating the sub plots and the assumptions. None of us know, all this is just speculation on our part.

      They are going about their daily routine and doing what THEY deem to be appropriate to them, perhaps they don’t have any game plan, they are just trying to live and do normal things. The paps are on high alert for pictures of them because they sell right now because they are in the middle of a scandal. Just look at the buzz every one of the articles here on this site generates. So these sites want the pictures to bring the traffic to their sites so the paps are hungry for them to sell. Its all about supply and demand and right now they are in high demand. I don’t think they call the paps, I think the paps stalk them because they are sure of the sale of the pictures. They have always been popular – and the mini van people, love Jen and she might not be a box office Alist star but she is very popular and her pictures with or without the kids are a sure sell for the paps and have been for a number of years now so they follow her. You don’t like her but MANY MANY do and follow her on every site. Yeah perhaps her normal routine is so predictable that they know where to go and she could change it up, but I think she/they just decide F**K it we are going to do things like we would normally because we don’t want to be always sneaking around and planning covert ways to get away from the paps. They don’t want to play a constant game of hide and seek. Do you expect them to whole up in their mansion and only come out when they have work functions?

      I think they are doing what they think is the best for them and don’t give a rats ass what any of us think of them – they care professionally but not personally. So they do what they want when they want as any normal person would. Personally, I don’t understand how she can stand to be around him and how she can even “fake” it for the kids, but I commend her for being able to do it. I certainly couldn’t.

  26. Sure Jan says:

    Kudos to them for acting like adults and thinking of their kids and careers. They’re celebs there will always be so level of PR gamesmanship at work. What’s understood don’t need to be explained or “called out”.

  27. KNOW-IT-ALL says:

    So they should not complain when they get papped all the time they play the game then they cry foul.The only fans she has are the common American folk who have no education and their sole purpose is being moms and housewives no ambitious intellectual will look at this people and envy them.There is always some back and forth with them they do not care about the paps so they live their lives as it pleases them then they have a pr strategy to look good.I am not asking her not to live her life.I just want the hypocrisy to stop and the lying.You have an open marriage,you want to save your marriage own you and stop lying then I will respect you as soon as something makes them look bad they start acting.I am going to call a spade a spade desperate.Accomodating an emotional abusive ex is not being an adult it is being a doormat putting stories out there about your ex is not being an adult it is playing the blame game you can rationalise crazy all you want it is still called crazy.

  28. Alldamnday says:

    Oh, Ben, there’s an app for that. It’s called Burner. You don’t even have to get a new phone, just delete the number from your account. Next time…