Look at how mature Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck are being! That’s been the narrative for years as their divorce dragged on, as Ben got sober-ish, fell off the wagon, and got sober again. That was also the narrative as he dated someone (arguably) too good for him and then went on to date a very young playboy model. We know who is driving that narrative and it’s not a bad thing. It is a bit transparent though. She’s also posting to Instagram dancing on her Hollywood star and celebrating Thanksgivings past. I’m not going to get into all that, but she made sure to stay in the press this long holiday weekend, through sourced articles in several outlets.
US: She’s spending the holidays with John Miller
They’re so in love! Jennifer Garner and boyfriend John Miller “are planning to spend the upcoming holidays together,” a source reveals… Although [she] will be with ex-husband Ben Affleck and their kids… on Thanksgiving Day, she’ll see [Miller] over the weekend. Then for Christmas [they] “are planning to go on a romantic getaway.
“The relationship continues to be extremely serious,” the source adds. “John is head over heels in love with Jennifer.” – From US
E!: She wants to spend the holidays with John
“Jen is also planning to spend time with John and would love to go away with him. She is spending more and more time with him and really enjoying getting to know him.”
The insider continued, “Jen and John want to be together and will do it as much as they can. They have already gone away a few times for quick getaways. He joined her for something work-related and they’ve also had the chance to go away without distractions.”
Their spending time with each other has apparently been “great for them and things are going very well.”
The source concluded, “She’s excited to have some down time over the holidays and to have someone new to spend time with.” – From E!
People: She spent Thanksgiving in Montana with Ben and their kids
“Jen, Ben and the kids were in Montana for Thanksgiving,” a Garner source tells PEOPLE.
“This was long planned,” the insider adds. “They always celebrate big holidays together as a family.”
“The family all spent Thanksgiving together and they all cooked.” – From People
People: Jen and Ben are “in a good place”
“Jen and Ben continue to work together to make their parenting as seamless as possible,” the source says. “They really like to do things as a family, be it outings, church, cooking or watching movies.”
“They have both had some ups and downs this year, and they seem to be in a good place,” the friend adds. – From People
I’m sure she’ll be with her kids on Christmas and go away with John during the holiday when the kids are with Ben. Jennifer Garner is that friend you used to think had potential, but who annoyed the everloving crap out of you after you spent time with her. When you run into her you make vague promises to plan something with no intention of ever doing that. It’s not that you dislike her, you just know you’d rather be watching Netflix than listening to her stories. She’ll listen to you just enough to make it seem like she cares, but she never remembers what’s going on with you or follows up. Especially now that she has a new boyfriend and doesn’t want to hang out as much. The minute he starts pulling away though she’ll call you for advice that she won’t consider. My advice to her she won’t consider is this: go away by yourself to an awesome spa, do some retail therapy and just be alone for a minute. Do not tell the press about it, just do it for you. Also, stop leaking these sourced stories they’re ridiculous.
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