Jennifer Garner tells paparazzi: I’m dating Brad Pitt, isn’t that great?

Jennifer Garner was out with one of her workout buddies earlier this week getting coffee in their gym clothes. She was surrounded by paparazzi and was in a playful mood. At the beginning of the video above you can hear her say to a paparazzo “Brad and I are dating.” It’s unclear what question he asked but I would assume he loudly inquired whether she was was dating someone and she didn’t just volunteer that information out of nowhere.

The guy asks incredulously “You’re dating Brad Pitt?

Isn’t that great, yay?

Oh my God, that’s insane. Ben must cry himself to sleep every night.

Then Garner rejoins her friend and they laugh about it, with her friend saying “Oh no. Make it stop.

The two walk to their black Range Rover and the paparazzi yells “Congratulations on you and Brad.

The rest of the video is just the two of them headed to their gym, Body by Simone, and then leaving the gym afterwards. (Sidenote: I have only done this workout once and it’s insane.)

After their workout, Garner is asked “Jennifer do you have any advice for Angelina Jolie on her breakup with Brad?” She wisely does not answer that one.

So this is getting major headlines. Is this Garner’s next move for attention after doing a couple of pap walks with Ben right after the Brangelina split or was she just harmlessly joking around? Maybe it’s a little from column A, a little from B, to steal an expression from Kaiser. I know that I’ve said things I thought were funny when out with friends and then later thought, “why did I say that?” but I get social regret often. She was just messing around and she deals with these photographers trailing her every day. It’s got to get old and she was teasing. Maybe if Garner used social media she could issue a statement that she was joking but she’s not on twitter or instagram so that’s not going to happen. She’s old school but she still knows how to get press.

Oh and Huffpo reminds me that Garner made a reference to Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston in her Vanity Fair interview. She said, in reference to her own relationship with Ben and people wanting to see them back together, “When Jen Aniston and Brad Pitt broke up I was dying to see something that said they were getting back together.” Does she hope that Brad stays with Angelina now or is she wiser about what that would entail, since she’s living it? It’s an honest question!

Supposedly these photos were taken on 10/1 (Jen is wearing the colorful pants there) and on 10/2, which is when the video was filmed. She’s wearing the same shirt though. Credit: FameFlynet

Jennifer Garner Grabs Coffe After A Workout

Jennifer Garner Grabs Coffe After A Workout

Jennifer Garner Hits The Gym With A Friend

Photos credit: FameFlynet

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  1. Dominique says:

    She is honestly so cute.

    • almondmilk says:

      In an honestly boring way.

      She’s definitely the prettiest ‘Jennifer,’ out there after Lawrence, Lopez, and Connelly.

      I hope she realizes now Angelina is just going to have to f* Ben Affleck on principal.

      ..and he will be there with bells on.

      Ask the nanny.

      Teehee. Just joking jen! (Guffaw!!)

  2. Mousyb says:

    Im genuinely wonder if people are invested/care about them as a couple… Is there something I’m missing??

    • KB says:

      Yeah, I don’t think anyone particularly cares if they get back together. Most people like her and think she needs to drop the dead weight, or they like Ben and don’t buy her whole down to earth mom shtick. I’m in the latter group, but I think most people are in the former. Either way, they DO look better now. Ben was never abusive and Jen has been over the top forgiving.

  3. Luca76 says:

    i know she goes out of her way to make herself as plain as possible and fools a lot of people but she clearly lives for the attention.

  4. Little Darling says:

    I actually didn’t think this was funny or cute even if she said it tongue-in-cheek. I still think it was pretty classless for her to just even name a fellow actor who was obviously going through a horrific divorce I might not be in the group of public opinion though.

    Too soon and not really funny to me.

    • Dominique says:

      I think your reaction is a little strong, I think it is clear she had no malicious intent– but I respect your opinion. She knows what it is like to go through a high-profile divorce. She is just being silly.

      • Chinoiserie says:


      • Little Darling says:

        Right. But had some woman…let’s say JLo name checked Ben A during nannygate…would Jen laugh? Probably not so much. Also, she knows better than that, controlling her media so tightly.

        I just found it insensitive and pretty dumb to even put her name anywhere near the Jolie-Pitt drama.

      • Naya says:

        Jlo has history with Ben so obviously it wouldnt be the same thing. This is more like if Jennifer Aniston were in the midst of her own public divorce and had jokingly told a pap that she was dating Ben. Certain that Jennifer Garner wouldnt have cared one bit. I mean you would have to be seriously petty to care about something this harmless. I’m surprised that this even made news.

      • Little Darling says:

        Yeah I guess I just don’t think it’s funny to refer to someone’s public divorce as a quip. Any divorce for that matter.

      • KB says:

        @Naya This isn’t a typical celebrity divorce, there are allegations of abuse and child services have gotten involved. But I don’t like Jennifer Garner, so I’m biased.

    • KB says:

      I know people will say it’s innocent, but now she has linked herself and her divorce to Brad and Angelina’s. Along with the pap walk after they first announced it, I think she wants people: 1. To think she’s in the same league or as famous, and 2. For people to compare their messy divorce to her “cleaner” divorce.

      When you add in what she said about Brad and Jen breaking up, she probably wants to be compared favorably to Angelina too.

      Every relationship she’s had has been a “trade up” fame-wise, I’m not surprised this joke was floating around in her head.

    • almondmilk says:


      Plus, it’s made all the more hypocritical when you consider she was with Hallie Berry testifying to Congress re the anti-papz laws, and ugly-crying ‘B-b-but what about the children?!’

      Now she’s on record joking about the probable dissolution of a marriage w/6 kids and inserting herself in their drama?!

      Both the Jolie Pitt kids and the Garner-Affleck kids can indeed read, and they’re on the web browsing, and you’re adding to the mess and/or ridicule. Like your own Ben boinking nanny story wasn’t enough.

      It’s just odd.

      Especially considering theae aren’t the usual split circumstances of a third party, or growing apart – this seems to be addiction and an abuse of a child incident…and she’s got jokes?

      lil’ Ms. Christian, church on Sunday, Petty Crocker at your service, eh Jen? She’s got more Chelsea Handbag in her than I thought.

      • norah says:

        jennifer garner wants so desperately to be that famous like aj and brad – she sd have known better than to say that – there are no excuses to even laugh about it. she cd have said something like ” sorry to hear about it ” etc or just said no comment – she probably doesnt get enough attention so she thought she wd add her 2 cents worth

    • lily says:

      I don’t get what context she would find any of this funny. I honest can’t see how its O.K. I’m not a pearl clutcher. Honest. I don’t even own any pearls.

    • tealily says:

      Eh, I feel like it’s commiseration in a way with what Brad and Angelina are going through. She’s been through the ringer herself and she knows what it’s like to have people poking camera in her face and making garbage up. This is OBVIOUSLY not true and we all know it. I don’t see the harm. I doubt Brad is crying into his saltines about this.

  5. Jusayin says:

    Lol! I think she was totally joking and then thought to herself “ha! Can’t believe I just said that!”

    That said, I don’t know how celebs do the pap walk. It was making me claustrophobic and I am amazed seeing it from that angle.

    That said, I work out at home. I have a home gym in my basement and have workout equipment and cable, DVD player, etc. Why are they always working out at a gym? I mean they don’t have to. Even when they’re not home I don’t see how a celeb isn’t more sheltered. I would never walk around before/after I workout and I’m a nobody. They have money to have trainers work them out privately too. Scratches head. I mean I get maybe they want to get out of the house but I’d do that more to eat out or go to Disney or concerts.

    • Esmom says:

      I’d guess that working out in a gym or a group makes them feel more “normal.” I’d think it might be a place where they can socialize a little, too. Working out at home, even with a trainer, might feel too isolating after a while. I know I can work out on my own if I have to but I enjoy getting to the gym a couple times a week for some human contact and a better workout than I can do on my own.

      • Jusayin says:

        ESMOM, I guess. I guess that’s just me then. I’m a grouchy old hermit “get off my lawn” type 👵🏻 I do like getting out to get my nails done and get an iced coffee so I get what you’re saying. I also don’t want anyone to see me all sweaty and my fat rolls but they don’t have to worry about that 😄

  6. Paisley says:

    In her wildest dreams.

  7. Zapp Brannigan says:

    Jennifer Garner trying to get attention and using the paps to do it? I can’t believe it, get the fainting couch and the smelling salts!

  8. Micki says:

    Now I’m hoping someone will say she’s dating Ben Afleck. Won’t that be hilarious

  9. Ana says:

    She was being silly. It is not like she was promoting a book and using an ex’s name to get attention. You know just like JLo or how about Liv Tyler posting an intimate picture of her and Ben on her Instagram right after the separation announcement?

    • Original T.C. says:

      Silly about someone else’s tabloid drama is childish. Even her family was like “oh boy” because she like any adult knew something like that will set off a tabloid storm of attention. You notice the second time Jen comes out of the Gym she doesn’t interact at all with the paps. No doubt her friend schooled her about her inappropriate comment.

  10. J says:

    I think she gets followed by the same paps all the time. If you watch enough of these pap videos – it’s always the same voices. She has nothing else going on – I think she just put it out there – and look it’s all over the Internet -and no current articles about her divorce/ non divorce from Ben. Everyone clearly understood she was joking.

  11. UnfinishedSentenc says:

    Brad & Jen 2.0.

  12. als says:

    They would be perfect for each other.
    In the meantime, maybe she could advice Brad on how to play the ‘I’m sacrificing myself for the kids and I’m a saint’ card even better.

  13. haley1020 says:

    what attracted ben to her i’m just wondering because i still don’t see her appeal

    • Em' says:

      What attracted her to Ben ??? Cause I certainly can’t see his appeal.

    • Loca says:

      I was wondering the same thing about the attraction. She never really fit into Ben’s type personality or looks wise. I do think she looks good when she cleans up but she is more Michael Vartan’s type.

  14. Merritt says:

    She was joking.

  15. Lyla says:

    I did the dance cardio at body by Simone last week. It was brutal. But it was also my second workout of the day. I didn’t like how the instructor didn’t go over the steps and expected you to pick it up quickly. That said, I’ll probably be back.

  16. K says:

    She’ll say or do anything for attention.

  17. Reece says:

    I clicked the video and watched 10 mins. I’M EXHAUSTED!! I need a muffin.

    Btw what are those shoes? The woman in the video is wearing them too.

  18. Dorothy#1 says:

    I would actually like to see them dating!!

  19. Ladiabla says:

    Omg, she was joking FFS!

  20. lucy says:


    good to see someone not taking herself so seriously (cough TaycoughlorSwiftcough)

  21. Twink says:

    How classless of her. She’s a mean one, for sure. How would she react if another celeb made fun of her being a doormat?

    • Ana says:

      She gets laugh at a lot especially after the nanny gate. This was a joke. Like MrsBPitt said “lighten up.”

      • norah says:

        i am so glad to see her taking potshots at another celeb’s divorce – where is her sympathy at least for the children? or yeah she doesnt have any –

  22. what's inside says:

    Co-dependent much?

  23. Jag says:

    That was rude.

    She absolutely said it for the attention. She needs to be aware that she’s not quite done with Ben yet, so she might not think it’s so funny if things don’t work out the way she’s wanting to with Ben.