People: Ben Affleck wants Jennifer Garner back, but she’s not ready

Semi-Exclusive... Jennifer Garner And Ben Affleck Hop On A Train To London
We just saw photos and video of Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck with their kids in Paris, near where Ben is filming (and now executive producing) Justice League. They’re now in London I believe. Instead of leaving us to draw our own conclusions about the state of their relationship and whether they’re back together or just trying to show a united front for their kids, Jen’s pr team is spelling it out: he wants her back and she’s supposedly reticent. Yeah right.

Nearly a year after Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner announced their split, the two have continued to maintain a close relationship: living together, going on weekend outings with their kids and even vacationing as a family – including a trip to Paris last week.

Is a reconciliation in their future?

“Ben wants Jen back,” a source close to Garner tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue, with a second source adding, “Ben wants to get back together. He wants her back.”

But while the two have yet to file for divorce and have remained friendly, the source close to Garner says they haven’t rekindled their romance.

“Jen is not ready to take Ben back,” says the source. “Ben has never been good alone and isn’t now either. But he is constantly working on himself. He has made big changes.”

[From People]

This story is from Garner, obviously, and it’s even sourced to her. She’s claiming that he’s changed and she’s preparing to announce that they’re back together. It’s all very predictable, as is her status as a doormat. Maybe that’s unfair to her, a lot of women take their husbands back after various Beckys, but Ben cheated with their damn nanny! Even if they were separated at the time, that’s the lowest.

I do think the fame-hungry nanny forced Garner’s hand by going public and that Garner’s type A personality made her try to control the narrative through every up and down in their relationship. That’s still playing out, and it seems she hasn’t realized when to just keep things to herself. We didn’t need to know this. She could have just taken him back and then given an interview sometime in the fall confirming it. By that time they’ll probably be separated again anyway. Wait for more stories about where Ben is living, how they’re doing and what their kids think about it.

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  1. Sarah01 says:

    Loooooooool! Good one Jen!

    • antipodean says:

      I hope she has some macaroons in that Carette bag. They are to die for. May help to sweeten up their stay in London, although they (the macaroons) never last very long in my possession. Mr Antipodean is a demon for them, it is always a race to see who can devour them first.

    • KB says:

      Lmao I read the headline and I immediately said “bullsh**” out loud. She can’t stand not being in the tabloids!

  2. QQ says:

    Oh FFS LEAVE.US.ALONE Both of you just STOP the leaks the pandering the hand wringing the will they or wont they JUST. LEAVE.US. ALONE go with your Dimples Parade and your heavily botoxed brow on somewhere

    • GoOnGirl says:

      Ben and Jen: Please, please just go away. Get back together or get divorced. Just go away!

    • lisa says:

      dont forget the hideous shoes

    • Zuri says:

      Preach it, sis. I’m so over it all. If you look under either the Ben or Jen tag, you will find a zillion posts about the state of their marriage stretching back literally years. That’s how bad it has always been, lol. I am actually really tired of them, all of this, and the constant pap strolls which seem to have continued whilst in Europe. Give it a rest already. These people are insatiable.

      And yeah, Jen’s shoes and outfits are hideous. She has the worst style.

  3. Misti says:

    Hand on my heart I did NOT see this narrative coming in the Ben/Jen saga.
    And from People too?? D*mn

  4. SilkyMalice says:

    That’s it Jen. Make him suffer. It may be dysfunctional, but I can totally get why she would keep him dangling like that. And I’ll bet this isn’t even the first time, just the one with the most power behind it (a pending divorce).

  5. The Original Mia says:

    She’s been happy as a lamb while he’s been a miserable sod. If I was a woman who’d been cheated on, humiliated by my husband for years, I’m not sure if I wouldn’t revel in his misery. That I wouldn’t string him along and then finally dump his ass. But I’m a petty Scorpio. I have no idea why she would take him back, but it makes for good gossip. I just don’t believe she is going to do that.

    • Misti says:

      Same.
      But I don’t think Garner could ever love anyone else but him. Heck JLo still talks about Ben!

      • drnotknowitall says:

        What is it with him? Am I blind? I just don’t see it.

      • Susan says:

        Maybe he’s good in bed. Things looked a good size in Gone Girl. But dealing with his drama the other 23 hours a day would be exhausting!

        Who am I kidding 23 hours 45 minutes. Lol.

      • Jib says:

        drnotknowitall, many women just love men who treat them badly. Ben seems to do that, and Jen seems to just revel in being abused/embarrassed/betrayed by him.

    • A says:

      It was pretty clear from the Vanity Fair article that she still loved him, even though she was mad as hell for what he’d put her through.

    • Myrna says:

      Pfffftttt
      She’ll take him back.
      I think she may have already.
      She’s a doormat.
      But I get how it’s not easy to walk away when you have young children.
      I get it 100%.
      She’ll live out the life she thinks staying married to him provides.
      And one day, when the kids are grown and gone, she’ll look back with regret.
      She’ll realize that decades passed without her barely noticing, aside from what was happening in her children’s lives.
      She’ll realize she didn’t have one true or happy memory.
      Good luck.

      • kaiko says:

        Meh, I kinda disagree. Sure, you could look back in regret at staying with the wrong person who didn’t love/respect you, but if you’re not unhappy, is it really so wrong to stay? Is there a guarantee of finding true love after divorce, or even happiness? Nope.
        On the other hand, maybe you could look back in relief when you see that you made the best decision for your kids…ie, you didn’t wreck their lives by splitting up their family. Say what you will, divorce hurts kids the most. And if Jen loves her kids more than herself, if she stays, doubt she will regret it.

    • paranormalgirl says:

      There are a lot of reasons to take a man back and to try to repair the damage done. Sometimes it works and the marriage becomes stronger, sometimes it doesn’t and the parties agree to split up.

      And sometimes it all implodes with the force of nuclear fission.

  6. Naya says:

    Vindicated at last. I told y’all, Ben doesn’t want out. He is just a grouchy codger (thats a word, right?) He drinks, he gambles, he cheats but he also wants to be with her! But the denial on this evident fact will continue and someone will claim he just doesnt want to damage his box office for some distant movie whose audience couldnt care less if he is married. Go figure.

    • almondmilk says:

      @naya or is it Ben?

      Lol. Nah, it’s not that people think he doesn’t want to damage his box office (what box office is that anyway? No one cares about the personal lives of Thor or ironman, they just don’t) – Ben however is the type who wants to be respected and not a joke. Effing the nanny and getting a douchey back tat is joke worthy (see the Ricky Gervais Affleck cheater joke at the Globes), Ben knows he needs rehab from that so he can be a humanitarian/director/oscar winner/top dog that no one ridicules. That’s why he needs Garner.

      • Amada says:

        I don’t see how reconciling helps either of their images anymore. She would look like a weak doormat and he still looks like the guy who cheated with the nanny and who even knows how many others. Mr. Family Values has left the building. If they hadn’t done a big Divorce Tour and kept quiet about it all, maybe it wouldn’t be such a big deal. But they talked about co-parenting and moving forward etc ad infinitum, it will look ridiculous if they were to get back together. Because we all know that Ben can’t help himself around any woman under the age of 65. Only a matter of time before he cheats. I would think that she has had enough of being disrespected and mocked.

      • Naya says:

        @AlmondMilk

        I invite you to read all the previous coverage on this two. The running theory absolutely was “he can’t wait to get out”, “he was trying to get caught” and “he cant pull the plug until after the BvS release”. You are attempting to rewrite that narrative. Ben is super conscious of his coverage but thats exactly why sticking with this makes zero sense. Literally every time he is spotted with her, there will be a little blurb at the bottom about the nanny. Being around her reminds people what he did not the other way around.

        The PR move here would be to complete the divorce, some dutiful single father pap pics and either fake rehab or a print interview vaguely rueing some life choices. Even that would be too much. A cheating actor isnt that shocking, this story would be long dead if they weren’t constantly in each other orbit. Face it, he wants to be there.

      • Jayna says:

        He doesn’t need Garner for that. Just replace Garner with someone else as the next serious girlfriend who has class. Put someone like Kate Beckinsale on his arm and that’s who they will focus on as the new “it” couple.

        Now, if he goes the sexy bimbo in her 20s route, then he’s in trouble. But his next serious girlfriend won’t be that. It’s not his pattern for serious girlfriends. The actress will be at least in her 30s and not a bimbo.

      • Zuri says:

        @Jayna What about 20s but not a bimbo?

      • Diane says:

        @Zuri, when the nanny story came out Ben was mocked not only because she was the nanny but also because of her age – in her 20s. He has a 10-year old daughter that is widely adored because she’s been photographed her entire life and he has made a point of his relationship with her being a key part of his family man image. A GF in her 20s (too close to many a mom out there to the 10 yr old) at this point would most likely be a negative, not a positive for his image going forward. It definitely has a dirty-old-man stigma.

  7. OrigialTessa says:

    Please don’t, Jen. Just leave his ass and do you. Please.

    • Truthie says:

      What struck me was “Ben has never been good alone and isn’t now either.”

      So, side pieces still?

      • A says:

        I think they mean he’s depressed.

      • Amada says:

        Side pieces always.

      • Jayna says:

        Jen and Ben have been separated since last spring. Of course, he’s been having sex all along. He’s single. He’s not a monk.

        What is surprising is he keeps it on the downlow and except for the nanny hasn’t rubbed Jen’s face in it. I don’t think he wants any more attention in the press and is happy to keep it private. But the guy is separated. He’s allowed. No man is going without sex for long, or women for that matter. Most celebrity couples are out within a few months dating someone else or going public with their affair, the one they left the marriage for.

  8. littlemissnaughty says:

    Yeah, they’re SO private. These two are exhausting and actually perfect for each other. Go ahead and then, to top it off, have another kid. That’ll fix it. Good gawd.

  9. Abbess Tansy says:

    Tyler Perry couldn’t have written a better script than what Garner’s been feeding to press.

  10. Mel says:

    Yeah, right. They’re obviously back together. She took him back immediately.
    ” Sources say Garner and Affleck still plan to move forward with the divorce.” Hahahahah!

  11. Ours says:

    This is the exact narrative People used for Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston.

    • almondmilk says:

      @ours

      Really? I don’t remember that at all.

      If a similar People rag story was planted, there’s no doubt it came from Aniston’s PR monster, who promptly had egg on his face -big time. NOT Pitt.

      Because Brad had already knocked Angelina up, was adopting Angelina’s kids and adding his name to theirs at this juncture. Lolol

      • Colette says:

        I don’t remember People Magazine ever saying Brad Pitt wanted to reconcile with Jennifer Aniston.I agree Brad Pitt never looked back,he was probably already child proofing his house the day the split was made public.Lol

  12. Jayna says:

    Ben is in therapy. At least , he is still going even while things have settled down. There was a recent photo of him coming from his therapist’s office the caption insinuated. So that’s a good thing for himself and his relationship as a soon-to-be-ex and co-parenting.

    He never once looks at her with any degree of “in love,” and even when he talked about her during his BvS promo, it was that she was a great person, great mother. Ben can be charming when he wants and is pursuing someone or something. If he really wanted Jen back, it would show in his face or words. Look at how he is with Jen in these photos. He looks strained to me. I think their relationship is strained, and he is just going through the motions of this “happy vacation” for the kids and doing what Jen wants.

    Ben probably had one weak moment where he wanted to try, and Jen is using that for her narrative of being in a power position and her latest leak. LOL Ben is never going to be free with Jen as an ex. He does what she wants. She’s his mother and guilts him about the kids, so it’s Jen’s way.

    • A says:

      They were photographed in Paris on Saturday and he was looking at her in a really loving way. I think he does still love her – he called her ‘my wife’ during BvS promo, and said ‘who knows what the future holds’ for their relationship

  13. Alex says:

    Well if it is true then let him twist in the wind. I’m here for it

    Anyways lets talk about how adorable their kids are!

  14. A says:

    Honestly, good for them if they work it out. I think it’s more than just PR. It sounded as though she still loved him in the Vanity Fair article, and he has looked majorly depressed since they split (Sad Affleck aside).

  15. almondmilk says:

    Hmmm. I’m thinking this might be a Ben plant, not Jen. Afterall ‘a source close to Garner,’ could be a source close to Ben or Ben himself. He’s got more to lose at this juncture. I think the cold reality that Garner will move on to another man, maybe older, wealthier (and she does ALWAYS move on) is hitting him. Prospect of sharing his kids affection, being on the outside looking in, has probably got him shook. Not to mention he’s now seen as a nanny fkr. I think he knows the only rehabilitation (damage control) he’s going to get is from her. So i call him on being the source for this people rag piece.

    She’d be a fool to take him back. Does she really think he’s going to be a better non h0rndog husband as she heads towards 50? Come now. She needs someone that’s going to adore her and her kids no matter what, not somebody whose phone she has to check or who might flirt with her daughters friends when they get older.

  16. Tila says:

    She is pretty much as bad as him. All of this leaking to the press and strolling out the kids to benefit the way she is perceived. They deserve each other. We’ve seen plenty of couples and families who live in L.A and holiday abroad but can go undetected by the press. They have the resources to to do the same but choose not to to suit their twisted narrative. Poor kids.

    • Starkiller says:

      She’s absolutely as bad as him. For some reason, everyone wants to forget that she dumped Scott Foley for Michael Vartan and then dumped him for Batfleck. Every one of her relationships has overlapped with the previous one. She’s a cheater too.

      Also, his alleged facial work looks bad and extremely obvious in the pic where he’s waving.

    • Magnoliarose says:

      I don’t like the overexposure of the children at all. They choose this and it makes me side eye them both very hard. The kids didn’t ask for a public life and certainly not to this extent.

  17. Steph says:

    Clickbait. People magazine used to be a reputable source of verified information but these days, they report from “sources close to so-and-so” like all of the other tabloid garbage. And that’s what this is, garbage. The pics don’t lie — there is no love in his face when he looks at her. She seems happier when she is alone, with friends or with the kids (whether he’s there or not). This co-parenting thing doesn’t really seem to be working out for them as the kids always seem sad, Ben always looks to be in misery and Jen is the only one who seems happy. Who knows, maybe it’s because she is happy to be photographed. Maybe she’s happy to be free of him.

  18. tracking says:

    Yeah, I just don’t buy this.

  19. Mumbles says:

    I am reminded of the Golden Girls episode where Dorothy started dating Stan again. Upon catching them together, Sophia exclaimed, “Will one of you raise your standards, please?”

  20. Nicole says:

    I said it before and I’ll say it again. He needs rehab (although he looks less bloated), and she needs Alanon. She’s shady alright, but she needs better boundaries.

  21. Amada says:

    Meh, I don’t buy what People is selling. The only things Ben Affleck really wants back are the good family man image that he had for about three seconds there and the months that he spent toiling for the awful Zack Snyder. The whole nanny thing will never, ever go away and will always be tied to his marriage to Garner. There’s no public recovery from something like that. Also, I think a big part of his morose appearance these days is being tied to two more movies with that hack Snyder. His Batman/Bruce Wayne was awesome! He and Gal Gadot deserved a better movie. What he seems to hate the most is being mocked in the press, so understandably this is a low point for him right now. He needs to buck up. He played his role well.

  22. Manjit says:

    Jay Z cheats and fathers children whilst with Beyonce but she’s praised for staying with him. Why is Jen G the doormat?

    • Colette says:

      Yeah Hillary Clinton has stayed with a cheater for decades .

      • Emily C. says:

        At the time, pretty much everyone I knew was critical of Hillary for staying with a man who cheated on her. Men included — a lot of them had had crushes on her, though. Now it’s more obvious that she did it for her own career. Frankly, I think that’s what Garner’s doing too. And I’m not okay with that, but it’s also not a sign that someone’s a doormat.

    • Zuri says:

      I know plenty of people who think that Beyonce is pathetic for staying in that marriage but since everything that she ever does MUST be praised, here we are.

      @Colette, Hilary stayed because she’s a pragmatist and wanted to be President. She’s in a class all her own when it comes to marriage.

    • lucy2 says:

      The “doormat” thing bothers me too. I don’t think I could put up with cheating, but everyone needs to do what is right for them, and occasionally, people can work through it and make it work.
      A doormat to me is someone who knows about it but does nothing because they don’t want to face the problems, can’t be on their own, always forgives and believes the other will change, etc.

    • Kitten says:

      Ha! I said the same damn thing on the last Beyoncé post.

  23. Ana says:

    No Jennifer no! You should go back to therapy and learn how to move on.

  24. JoJo says:

    This is so not surprising. It’s completely, 100% what I knew the outcome would be since they announced their split last Summer. I do believe Ben wanted out at that time, but never underestimate the power of public opinion for Ben. During all of this, Jen has gone from a B-actress whose main appeal is being the “cutest and most down to earth mom ever” to there being a mass renewed interest in her due to the split (warranted or not.) I think this is probably attractive to Ben. It’s the age-old relationship pattern – Jen looks much better to him now. And I think he is weak. While I don’t believe Garner is the love of his life, I think he very likely doesn’t want to lose the stability/safety that she provides, especially right now. Also, my opinion has always been that her VF article was a very deliberate and strategic move – not actually to mark the end of their marriage but to send a very public message to Ben. The reality is, she didn’t want to divorce last June, and she still doesn’t, and I don’t ever see her leaving him. This is their dynamic, and I think she is most happy dealing with any unhappiness that comes with being Mrs. Ben Affleck than she is being without him. I predict what will follow now is a novelty/honeymoon period where they are both taken in with their renewed “true love/redemption” story. It might last for a year, maybe even a few – but I have no doubt this will come to a head again. I can only imagine the trust issues that will ensue, which is exactly why I’ve said all along she’s not going to want him being alone in Europe. That much is obvious. She’s going to want to follow him to every movie set, or he’ll have to fly home constantly. But my guess is he’ll behave for the foreseeable future. He’s seen the public fallout when he doesn’t.

    • anon says:

      Damn. He’s like a hostage lol

    • Magnoliarose says:

      I thought of you when I saw this. It was starting to get too obvious. You don’t stay that close only for the kids. It was never believable.

  25. Greenieweenie says:

    I think she’s not willing to be the twice-divorced woman.

  26. Diane says:

    A well-lived life is about making decisions/choices and then following through to achieve those. Once you decide what path you want your future to take, you modify your behavior or seek abilities to achieve that goal. I think Ben and Jen are both quite a bit deeper than they are given credit for. I’ve read quotes from Ben in articles from years ago where he talks about real stuff and I think he and Jen were very much on the same page with some of their life goals early on as it related to being and having a family. She came from a very stable home and that’s what I think he wanted for himself and his kids – what he didn’t have. Then, stuff started happening fast – they had kids, his career took off and along with that a very fake hollywood life-sucking environment enveloped him. He already struggled with addictive behaviors by his own words and spiraled spectacularly in the past few years also very publicly. Jen would also have reacted to those same stressers and no doubt home life became extremely difficult for both of them, leading to what exploded last summer.
    I do believe, that if they BOTH WANT to restore the same life goals and get back on that path, then it can be done, but with a LOT of commitment, work and healthy boundaries. Time will tell.
    I don’t think it is all for the PR. I give them both more credit that that – maybe naively, but…

    • Hannah says:

      On the same page? Eh. Ben knows what to say and when to make something sound good. I highly doubt their first kid was planned. lol They’d been dating for a very short time, she got pregnant, and they eloped. Would they have stayed together and got married if she hadn’t got pregnant? I personally don’t think so. He never looked at her the way that he used to look at JLo. Garner was in awe of Ben, still sounds like she is, but I have always thought that she was way more into him than he was into her. I think he had a lousy father and when he knocked up his girlfriend, he “did the right thing.” And he played along with her happy family routine for awhile, being allowed to do the bare minimum. But that lifestyle wasn’t really him. He likes to smoke and drink and gamble and screw around with PYT and that’s just who he apparently is. She started nagging when the bare minimum wasn’t enough, he started to feel inadequate, and that’s when the cheating began. Divorce rumors were everywhere, then they slapped a band-aid baby on it and that still didn’t fix it. I think they should have never married. She is Martha Stewart, he is Axl Rose and they just were never compatible.

    • Intuitive says:

      I agree hannah.

  27. Sara says:

    Nothing would make me happier than Ben truly wanting and pleading to Jen to come back and she make him work hard to gain him back. But eventually I hope they reconcile if she can forgive him and they can be a family again.

  28. Magnoliarose says:

    No surprise and I do think it’s her team planting this maybe to throw off any criticisms she may get after her VF article for taking him back. People is basically a PR mouthpiece.
    They both need to shut up now. So much sharing and lying must be exhausting.

    • Umbra says:

      People hasn’t been a PR mouthpiece in years. They are complete tabloid trash these days, no better than HollywoodLife, etc.

  29. lucy2 says:

    I could see him having regrets. All of it blew up publicly, she’s been snarky about him in the media, his big movie got terrible reviews, and no young starlet has shown up as his new girlfriend. I could see him wanting to go back to when things were going better for him.

    But whatever is going on, they need to keep it out of the media.

  30. Gs says:

    So this is a conformation or just a taste for waters?
    If his next two movies non batman the one he stared and the other directs sound not so exciting, he won’t divorce.He can’t handle that and a divorce. Imo. but if everything is well and if the media have him a man everyone wants and carrier good he is out.

    Little did he know though he looks good only because the doormat wife wants him, his ex wants him and media is giving him the wanted man edge of interesting ness.

    For her a second divorce with a bunch kids and older,she rather be here and deal with him than divorce.
    If they manage it good for them…but it could be just the usual mechanisms with these two…

  31. Jayna says:

    It’s been over a year. Poor Ben can’t get away from Saint Jen even when separated because of those kids and her family outings and vacations planned for the rest of his co-parenting days. LOL

    #FreeBen

    • Diane says:

      They are his kids. FreeBen? Really?

      • Jayna says:

        It’s a joke about their doing every together with the kids, and yet he looks miserable. He might be better off beginning to separate a little as far as being with his kids and their time together without Jen around. It’s #freeben from Jen and both move on with separate lives.

    • Emily C. says:

      I think they deserve each other. I just feel bad for the kids.

  32. Liz says:

    Lainey seems to think that all of this media stuff is the doing of Jen and her tireless pr team. Apparently they are setting Ben up to be the amazing changed man, so that when he and Jen get back together, the public will already be warm to the idea. Here’s the problem with that: he doesn’t look like a changed man. He isn’t acting like one, either. In all pap pics, he looks like he just rolled off of some co-ed’s futon and would rather be on a couch nursing his hangover. He looks miserable constantly. If these two are trying to rehab his image, it doesn’t look like anyone bothered to tell him. He should be dressing well, being attentive, playing the part of the doting husband and father. We should all be saying, look how hard he’s trying! Instead, he looks a mess and like he wants to die all the time. He hasn’t shown one spec of interest in Jen, so I don’t buy the source that allegedly saw them kissing (no pic? of course not) or whatever. I’m not that gullible. We all know that he’s going to have to be the one to file for divorce because the doormat he married isn’t going to. It’s like a band-aid, Ben. Rip it off and you’ll feel better.

  33. AnotherDirtyMartini says:

    She needs to drop his ass. And fast! Find a new guy, take a lovah, Jen.

  34. JoJo says:

    I don’t know. E! cited a source saying there is “zero chance” they’ll get back together, but I tend not to believe that. As for Lainey, I don’t agree with everything she says, but I think it’s true that Jen will not want to be publicly perceived as a doormat, so she’s going to manage this reconciliation her way and on her terms, even though I think it was always her plan to stay married. I don’t think they have a shot at divorcing, because I think Ben is weak and extremely preoccupied with how he is perceived, and Jen is a fixer. It’s funny – I was looking back at old CB posts on these two, and it’s amazing how far back the split rumors go (well before 2010!) and how many commenters were predicting a split way back then (including me.) What’s most amazing to me is the trust. If they get back together, there is no question that there will be zero trust for several years at least. She will inevitably be suspicious of everything and want to check up on him constantly and certainly won’t allow him to be on set for any length of time by himself. Amazing to me that she would want to return to that kind of emotional state. There’s also the issue of the kids. What a roller coaster – they are seeing all of this stuff in the media, especially Violet.

    • Jayna says:

      I guarantee that was Ben having his publicist issue that statement to E News. He wants it made clear there is no reconciliation and will be no reconciliation. This summer will be the divorce announcement. I bet it will be in July when so many people are on vacation, and it can slip through quietly with little fanfare on gossip sites and shows..

      • JoJo says:

        I know people laugh at me when I bring up Gossip Cop! :) But you can bet Gossip Cop has checked in with each of their publicists on this one, and so far, no rebuttal – nothing saying the divorce is still on. Yet it seems they’ve made sure to deny every other rumor for GC at every turn, including any mention of either of them dating anyone else. If Ben wanted to shut down this reconciliation rumor, don’t you think his people would confirm that with GC? Maybe I’m being dumb here … And why did he recently say, “We don’t know what the future will hold”? He seemed to leave the door open there.

      • JoJo says:

        Also agree with someone else above who said Ben probably couldn’t deal with a divorce and the stress of this workload and so much riding on him professionally (and the potential for failure) all at the same time. I think if he was riding high (like post-Argo) it would be a different story.

  35. Emily C. says:

    I don’t think she’s a doormat. I think she’s going to do whatever she thinks is best for her career. Which I find pretty gross, considering I have this idea that marriage should be about love and partnership, but that’s not the world Jennifer Garner lives in.

    • Zuri says:

      She’s been married to him for 10 years and her career sucks and is a joke. Staying married, divorced, doesn’t matter.

  36. MSat says:

    If Batman v Superman had been the gigantic, critically acclaimed masterpiece it was supposed to be, I wonder if Batfleck would have moved on to the next starlet? He didn’t get the career boost he thought he’d get from that project, so maybe he needed to go lick his wounds somewhere familiar.

    I hope she doesn’t go back to him. He’ll never change.

  37. kri says:

    O Jesus,Make it stop. this is like the last Jaws movie,where the shark “followed” Lorraine Brody down to FLORIDA!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So damn pointless.

  38. d says:

    The only thing these two SHOULD do is keep every single thing about their relationship and family out of the public eye. EVERYTHING. Plus, no more pap strolls, no more kids in PR or what have you; nothing, nothing, nothing, if only for the sake of their children, whom they both choose to produce and for whom they are now responsible. Everything that they do now in the public eye, imo, is tainted by speculation and taints themselves and their family, everything.
    That said, I don’t believe Lainey’s ridiculous “Amazing Amy” drivel, and even if it is true, it’s again a TERRIBLE approach when considering their children; just awful. I agree, they are so fundamentally incompatible, they do themselves and their family no favours by staying together. Ben especially. Like, buddy, give it up. Who cares about the minivan majority if that’s the carrot being dangled by Hollywood as the reason they should stay together…it just seems like such an unhealthy dynamic and environment. I would have been gone long ago. Hell, I would not even have married that guy to begin with! Sheesh. These two. Major side eye.