Ben Affleck spotted with a ‘young blonde woman’ in an Uber in Miami

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Lainey Gossip recently ran a piece pointing us to this article we would otherwise miss out of Miami, where Ben Affleck was seen in his default mood (surly) in an Uber with a “young blonde woman.” The two were going from the four star hotel The Standard in Miami to the airport, and the Uber driver told The Miami Herald that it seemed like the two were arguing.

A Miami Uber driver who recently drove Ben Affleck (he swears it was him!) and a young blonde woman from The Standard to Miami International Airport last Sunday says all did not appear well in Affleck’s love life. He told Scene in the Tropics that the actor-director was very “surly,” and it was obvious that the two passengers had been arguing. A source at the hotel says they have no recollection of Affleck being there, but another source says, “It was under a different name and very on the down low.”

[From The Miami Herald]

This is good gossip. I imagine you would hear and see a lot of interesting stuff as an Uber driver. I have a friend who works as one and she says that she avoids driving nights when she can as the drunk passengers can be so unruly, but I digress.

It’s possible that this was an assistant but it sounds like an intimate thing that went bad (maybe temporarily) for whatever reason. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that Ben has a piece on the side and that he’s not even happy in that relationship. It’s like, what’s the point of seeing someone outside your marriage if you’re just going to miserable anyway? I know he’s separated and he probably has an agreement with Jen as long as he keeps it on the down low though. He’s Ben Affleck, unless he’s on the other side of the world he’s going to get recognized and he can’t go incognito overseas either. That’s what happens when you helm a major superhero franchise. As Lainey points out, Affleck and Garner have been in Europe for the last few weeks as he works on Justice League, but Garner just left London for LA.

Speaking of that, Affleck’s cowriter for the script of the standalone Batman movie was on Seth Myers last night. Geoff Johns, the CCO of DC, talked up the new changes at DC, called it “rebirth not a reboot” and said of Affleck’s writing that he’s “amazing at dialogue.” You can see a clip from the interview on Batman-News.

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You’ve probably already seen these photos of Ben Affleck out with his family on 5-12 in London. Jennifer Garner is also shown out alone, looking super happy, in London on Tuesday. Other photos of Ben are from the Batman v. Superman premiere in March. Credit: WENN and FameFlynet

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  1. LuluPolly says:

    God, she’s a terrible dresser.

    • Susan says:

      I know! I really don’t understand. It’s like she’s trying to look less attractive. If I were her, knowing the criticism I face and the struggle with dressing, I’d hire Rachel Zoe again to put together some “farmers market” outfits so I don’t look so bad. Sheesh.

    • Rebecca/Becky says:

      Never mind her, he looks a mess.

      • HeidiM says:

        IKR? he looks so shabby. Raggidity ass sweat pants and his hair looks like he has horns………but she’s a bad dresser? At least she looks clean!

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      However, she has upped her shoe game, lol!

      • Brynn says:

        Those clunky clodhoppers that she wears in pics arriving at the house (not shown here) are not an improvement!

    • Merritt says:

      Why does she have to dress to the nines to go out in public? That is so ridiculous. Maybe she just likes being comfortable. Besides she is dressed far better than he is. His clothes look like they came out of the hamper.

      • Hudson Girl says:

        She looks so cute in workout gear that it’s just such a shock how bad she is at dressing in every day clothes. I don’t mean dressing up fancy to go buy milk. I just saw a girl in ripped jeans, flip flops, a shirt 3 sizes too large- and I thought she looked adorable.
        Jen walks around like a Central Casting’s clueless nerd before a makeover.
        Again, Her face is adorable and she looks great in workout clothes. Maybe stick to those.

    • HeyThere! says:

      She has strong DNA! All her kids look just like her!

      • Molly says:

        I think the younger daughter looks like Ben did when he was a kid.

    • Dani says:

      I don’t find her outfits great but she they are very “normal” given that she is the mother of three young children. It’s also very obvious that there is no one very concerned with how they look on a regular day out of the house. Their kids are dressed very simplistically, she is dressed very mom-like, and Ben looks like he just rolled out of bed. I don’t hate on it at all. Her style is not bad but it is very relaxed. Bad styling is Britney Spears. Love her but the girl looks like she tries so hard and never gets it right.

  2. Pinky says:

    That man looks like death.


  3. Jayna says:

    Lainey didn’t really buy this sighting. I don’t either. An Uber driver who thought the guy looked like Affleck becomes fact? LOL

    The guy is over in England. Now he’s sighted in Miami of all places? And does anyone really believe Ben would hire Uber anyway when leaving the hotel for the airport? His assistant would set up a private driver to pick him up and deliver him to the airport.

    I doubt this story is true.

    • kibbles says:

      I can’t imagine Ben riding with his side piece in an Uber either. Wealthy people who are very discrete such as Ben do not ride subways and take Uber. I know that some celebrities do, but I don’t see that with Ben and Jen. They are middle-aged parents who are going through a very public separation. He will hire a private driver and choose a vehicle with tinted windows to drive to and from his private jet and his hotel room.

    • Emma - The JP Lover says:

      @Jayna, who wrote: “Lainey didn’t believe this sighting. I don’t either. An uber driver who thought the guy looked like Affleck becomes fact? LOL The guy is over in England. And does anyone really believe Ben would hire Uber anyway when leaving the hotel for the airport? His assistant would set up a private driver to pick him up and deliver him to the airport.”

      I’m sure he ‘is’ hooking up on the side with someone … but as you’ve said, why in the world would Ben Affleck call Uber for a drive to the airport with a hook up? At least (this time) Lainey instilled a grain of salt in this rumor, actually pointing out plot holes. Time will tell if this rumor has legs.

      • nemesister says:

        I don’t really care whether it’s Ben or not. The thing that tickles me is the idea that no amount of money gives any of these people total control of the narrative, when just one indiscreet driver can ruin everything.

    • Jegede says:


      Ah Jayna. I’m always interested in your opinions on the Affleck saga.

      You and Kitten always have interesting & sound takes on it. That end up being spot-on

    • paleokifaru says:

      Agreed. I wouldn’t be surprised if Ben has one or more mistresses but Ben taking an Uber? That would shock me.

    • Elisha says:

      Agree with you Jayna. Ben would not be this sloppy with a side piece as to take an Uber driven by a random Joe, as opposed to a Lincoln town car with a preapproved silent guy. And the Uber driver was like, “pretty sure”; my husband thinks he spots celebs all the time and he…doesn’t lol. Plus, this was the only sighting in Miami? No other proof he was there?

      • LAK says:

        Ben is all kinds of sloppy. That’s why he needs a Jen G type micromanaging wife/GF.

        This guy can’t keep his shish together. He’s been caught out being sloppy since forever.

        Strippers and strip clubs in canada, boozying and gambling in vegas, side pieces in Canada

    • laura in LA says:

      If Lainey doesn’t buy it, and given the highly unlikely probability that Ben was even in Miami or would ever ride in an Uber, then I doubt it.

      But then she speculated that the blonde in question might be Amber Heard who’s in the Justice movie filming right now, and it all made sense…

      Because whether it was really him or not, I imagine that anyone who gets involved with HER and ends up riding in the back of an Uber would be feeling pretty surly.

    • A says:

      It’s a physical impossibility that it was him. There were fan photos on twitter of him walking around Portobello Road in London with Jennifer and his kids on the Sunday in question. The day before, there were fan photos of them at Buckingham Palace.

  4. dinalohanismyidol says:

    So he is dating around? Shocker.

    They are divorcing in part due to his extra marital activities. I hardly expected him to remain a celibate after all his turmoils.

  5. Tina says:

    Interestingly, there is a couple of pictures on Twitter of Ben Affleck and family at Buckingham Palace on the weekend of this sighting. Who knows?

    • Chris says:

      I don’t know. I think the weekend in question is that of the 21st/22nd. Lainey thinks it was two Sundays back, not last Sunday. But why would some random driver wait a week+ to report this sighting to the Herald? It makes more sense that he or she would meet this celeb and then email about it right away. Who knows.

  6. Tig says:

    I too would be super happy in London, esp with her budget😃! Concur that Ben A is not Uber-ing. No doubt he’s doing what he’s always done, but doubt if he flew to Miami to do it.

  7. Deedee says:

    Was is Christina O?

    • Elisha says:

      Yes, it probably was Nanny O….who made up this false sighting and successfully planted it. If she’s still in the Carribean with that fisherman fiancé then Miami would make sense for her, proximity wise.

  8. Emma - The JP Lover says:

    Sorry, posted in the wrong place by mistake.

  9. Ashley says:

    Lainey got a couple of things wrong in her report. One, the item says that this Uber drive occurred “last Sunday” — the article came out on Tuesday. So to me that means, two days before on 5/22. Somehow Lainey thinks this is 5/15. It’s sloppy writing and not really clear but whatever. And two, Jen didn’t go to LA, she is in Italy with the kids. No mention of Ben. There are credible sightings on social media.

    But if this report is false I’m sure Gossip Cop will have something. Although it’s been a few days already and still nothing…

  10. Rhiley says:

    This would be much more interesting if the (craps) tables were turned, and it was Jen who was spotted out and about with a new man. And not some schlep, but a real man. She needs to file for divorce and move on. Even if they are flirting with getting back together, they shouldn’t, because Ben is a total mess. He may be good in business, but he is a mess in life. If she were to move on, it would sting him, and probably pretty badly.

  11. Mango says:

    This Uber driver’s going to get a bad rating from Ben Affleck!

  12. Bey says:

    Ben needs the publics sympathy so he wont be dumb enough to risk it in an Uber. he can easily afford discreet services.

  13. KittenFarts says:

    I’m pretty sure they don’t have ubers in SoFlo. I’ve been to Fort Lauderdale a lot in the last year & was told by many locals they voted against them. I forget why but it seemed like a logical reason. I know for a fact you cannot get one at the airport. They threatened to call the police when we mentioned it. Saying they weren’t allowed to be there. I’m pretty sure it was Broward county that voted against it. I believe Miami is apart of Broward county, at least some.
    Of course things could have changed in 6 months.

    • V4Real says:

      Yes, they do have Uber in SoFlo. A friend of mine was just in Miami three weeks ago and used Uber instead of a taxi. She even advised me to use them when I take my vacay there soon.

  14. JoJo says:

    Agree this seems false only because I don’t think he’d risk this so publicly right now – in an Uber, etc. And there were pics of him at Buckingham Palace and Notting Hill that same weekend (Saturday) on Tumblr, so the logistics would seems to make it unlikely. Seems Jen jetted back to LA this past weekend but went back to London asap and is now in Italy as someone mentioned above. Gossip Cop has been shooting out denials daily on everything but this, although it could just be because they don’t think it warrants a denial…

    Quick throwback – was looking at that Tumblr page. You can see right here she’s already done with Scott and completely enamored of Ben. Imagine the pit in Scott’s stomach :(:

  15. Joni says:

    Nah, I don’t believe this. He’s VERY careful with this sidepieces, no one had a clue about the nanny until she blabbed about it.

    • Chris says:

      Tell us more please…

    • Kate says:

      How was he careful? There were always sightings of him with other women. Everyone assumed he cheated.

      The guys who are careful are seen as loving, faithful husbands. Ben was always widely seen as unfaithful, even celeb backed mags like People would acknowledge that. He didn’t get properly caught out like with J.Lo and the strippers until after the divorce announcement, but he wasn’t nearly careful enough to keep the rumours under wraps.

  16. Diane says:

    There were several comments on Facebook and Twitter about Jennifer being in New Orleans late last week and then someone posted she was sitting near them at the Miami airport in the Premier lounge or something like that the same day as the Affleck sighting. So, maybe they flew back to England together from there.

    • Christine says:

      Are you the same Diane who posted before about Ben’s various women that he has?

      • Diane says:

        No I only read the same stuff as everyone else. I am pretty sure there have been many but I have no knowledge.

  17. Diane says:

    Per Facebook and Twitter Jennifer was in New Orleans, not LA. She was also seen in the Miami airport on Sunday, which is the same day as the Affleck sighting in Miami. So, maybe they flew back to England together from there. The sighting in Italy was after she was seen in the photos I London on Monday.

  18. Colette says:

    I don’t believe Ben Affleck is taking an Uber What’s next Leo spotted with a blonde model making out in Lyft.

  19. Maya says:

    Per social media stalking, Jen flew back to the US alone (no mention of Ben or the kids) on May 21. She was spotted having breakfast in New Orleans on May 22 (Sunday) and then was in the Miami Premium Lounge late in the afternoon. So there’s that.

  20. Jeeves says:

    Those girls of theirs sure do love their books. I applaud this, but often books are an escape. A good escape, but an escape nonetheless.

  21. Nicole says:

    His face seems to be settling nicely.

  22. Charlotte says:

    See on instagram a pic of Jen in a beauty salon in Miami

  23. Jr says:

    Also pic in Venice on Instagram

  24. Barbara says:

    He is in England not Florida.

  25. JenniferJustice says:

    I think it’s funny that the article author implies this might have merely been his assistant. If it was Ben Affleck, it probably was his assistant, his assistant that he’s boinking. Hasn’t he already proven he likes the help?

  26. jferber says:

    In the head shot photo of Jen and Ben, he looks like he’s doing hard time at Sing Sing. The look of suffering- OMG. If I were Jen, I’d boot him out just for that. Yes, Ben, it’s such a CHORE to be with your family and how noble you are. He sickens me. Ben, you are not all that. Asshat.

    • Jayna says:

      LOL Looks like he’s doing hard time at Sing Sing. I love it. When Ben knows paps are taking photos, unless he’s promoting a movie, he always looks pissed, especially if his kids are being papped

      But it might be a chore to be spending a lot of time with the woman you’ve been separated from for a year and she still has you by the balls. LOL

  27. Audrey says:

    Funny how Gossip Cop hasn’t denied this story yet. They didn’t deny the sighting of him with a young blonde arriving at The Beverly Hills Hotel last October, either. GC has been quickly denying EVERYTHING else that’s reported on these two.

    • A says:

      They deal with tabloid stories though, and the Miami Herald isn’t a tabloid.

      • Audrey says:

        Well the first blonde sighting back in October was in the Star and it wasn’t denied, but anyway…

  28. A says:

    Don’t buy this story. He was photographed in London two weekends ago and in Apsely, Hertfordshire the following weekend.

  29. hmmm says:

    Should have ‘filed’ On Friday Ben….your news would have been nothing compared to the Depp Drama and old news before the family’s return to the states.

  30. Debbie says:

    Late to the party, but search ” affleck uber” on Twitter.