Jennifer Garner’s ex, John Miller, ‘brought her back, made her feel sexy’ after divorce

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The last time we talked about Jennifer Garner was last month when photos came out of her on the beach with Bradley Cooper and his daughter. She announced a breakup with John Miller, the guy she was said to be dating over two years at that point, right after that. Now we’re hearing more about how great John was for her and how he really wanted to propose but she wasn’t ready. This is similar to the past narrative around her relationship and it’s in US, which I consider her go-to outlet after they had insider details of the nanny scandal. They’ve run a lot of covers of her too, so I believe her PR people are speaking directly to them. Here’s what they wrote:

Jennifer Garner and John Miller may have called it quits, but she’ll always be grateful for their time together, a source exclusively reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly.

“He made her feel beautiful, confident and sexy,” the insider says, noting that he proved “that there were men who could be trusted” after her split from ex-husband Ben Affleck. “He came into her life at a low point and became someone very significant.”

Us confirmed in August that Garner, 48, and Miller, 42, split after two years of dating. According to the source, they’re still friends.

“Jen says John brought her back to life,” the source says. “It just wasn’t meant to be.”

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According to a second insider, the businessman was ready for marriage, but the Alias star “couldn’t commit.”

The second source tells Us, “John was ready to propose — they had many conversations about marriage — but Jen couldn’t see herself married to him. He was devastated; he wanted to spend the rest of his life with her.”

[From US Magazine]

This is kind of cheesy and the timing is suspect! Why bother continuing this narrative at this point? We see her on Instagram, she’s funny and being herself and she doesn’t need to explain what happened with this guy. She needs someone who is willing to take walks with her (you know where I’m going with this, I don’t need to spell it out), who will show up doing silly sh-t with her on Instagram, and who is comfortable with the spotlight. John clearly was not, he looked like a deer in headlights in the scant few paparazzi photos we saw of him. I have a hard time believing that he was proposing when he didn’t seem like he wanted to go public with her. Whoever becomes her partner needs to be on board with that. She needs a goofy hot dude who is comfortable being on camera. He can push stroller cat.

This is cute:

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Jennifer Garner departs after a short trip to her office

Jennifer Garner takes some me-time and visits a spa in Brentwood

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These are photos of Garner outside her office on 8/26 and at a spa in Brentwood on 8/31. Curiously we haven’t seen photos of Ben out with Ana in some time. Credit: Backgrid and Getty

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  1. Lena says:

    See I don’t think that’s true that she wants someone to be doing pap walks with. I think she is private about relationship stuff and it was her call to keep her relationship private with him. He wasn’t in the public eye and that was a plus with her because he didn’t need that from her. All Ben’s women get the blame for the fame whoring, whether he’s with JLo, Jen, Shookus, Shauna, Ana -but it’s all on Ben – he is the common denominator here. I also think many women have a drive in their late twenties early thirties to settle down but once they have their family that drive is not there. I know a lot of women with late divorces that love their freedom and don’t want to live with a man again. Men on the other hand don’t do as well alone.

  2. JennyJenny says:

    She’ll need a Valet, what with all the baggage she’s bringing…

  3. Mrs. Peel says:

    Brad Pitt is available!

  4. Carolnr says:

    I think she wanted to keep her relationship private with John. She had commented in an interview how the paps were parked outside her former home with Ben & how their relationship was constantly played out in the tabloids. I think that would be difficult enough without having to deal with Ben’s alcoholism, infidelities, & the break-down of a marriage.
    The paps got few pics of Jen & John & I think that is what she wanted because of the children. Ben, on the other hand has been less discreet in spite of the children.
    I think that Ben was truly “the love of her life”
    While John “brought her back to life” & ” made her feel sexy”, Jen was not in love with John.

  5. cisne says:

    So Ben dicked her Jen around and she then she dicks this nice guy around after he puts in the hard work off undicking her? Because he is too regular degular for her? I would feel so used if I were him. That is some kinna shit! Now she is undicked she has moved on another famous but suitable potential dick?

    • Jen might be one of those women who are a glutton for a miserable life. She is likely going to end up with a terrible jerk and will end up with the inability to live a stable life of her own. I give it five or so years until we hear about her hooking up with another jerk. I think she wants status more than she wants stability.

      • Lena says:

        I couldn’t disagree more. She shows a lot more joy in her life than she ever did when she was married. She already had her terrible jerk and I don’t think she’s a glutton for any more punishment. I think she’s got that kind of jerk out of her system. I think she was overly sensitive to her new relationship maybe not working out as a forever thing so downplayed it but she did that when she was dating Ben as well. There’s nothing to be ashamed of though when it was her first relationship after 10 years with a man with endless problems. I’m sure she has less tolerance for male crap now not more. And I think those that think she’s still hung up on Ben are 100% Ben stans who are projecting.

      • Cheryl says:

        I think we need to let go of this ridiculous narrative that a woman is only as happy as the “quality” of man in her life. Sometimes in relationships, you eventually find out that you just don’t mesh with the other person in fundamental ways. It happens!

        This sounds like it’s edging into MRA and “red pill” territory when I hear argument that something must be wrong with her if “she let go of such a NiceGuy™️“

        Just stop it with that BS!

      • Theo says:

        Agree Lena and Cheryl. Freedom is sweet after years of problems and misery with your husband. And she has three young children who are her priority and an addict ex.

  6. Jules says:

    Whoever wrote this crap should be fired.

  7. JoJo says:

    Nah, I don’t believe in any way, shape or form the breakup was because he didn’t want the spotlight. I know I’ll get cremated by some. But honestly, I don’t think she was ready for another major relationship after Ben. And I think it was 150% her that wanted to keep it more low key because she wasn’t sure she’d really be long-term with this guy. (The story flat out says this – “She couldn’t see herself with John” long term.) I know people love to say how she must be so happy to be rid of Ben. I don’t see it that way. I think Ben was it for her – no matter how many times he cheated or gave in to alcohol/other addictions, etc. The reality is, she was ready to stay “all in” with Ben, even through all of that. It was him – not her – who really pushed the 2015 breakup – but then he wavered and got wishy washy amid the public backlash. I’m not saying she’d jump back into Ben’s arms at this point, but I also don’t think she is “so happy to be rid of him.” I think she probably still views him as love of her life, and that’s going to be a very hard thing for any other man to live up to – if she’s even open to it.

  8. Marietta58 says:

    Any therapist will tell you that the first relationship after a divorce 90% of the time won’t work. It’s usually the 2nd or maybe even 3rd relationship after a divorce that does. He always gave me kind of a creeper vibe… have no idea why.

    And for all of the people that say that it’s only Ben thats into the spotlight with the pap strolls, she does pap strolls just as much if not more by herself, with her Manager, Nicole, or with the kids. If we weren’t in the middle of a pandemic, it would be every Sunday at church, or school pick-ups. John always seemed happy in her presence in photos. But I don’t really think she was all that into him. There’s a blind out in relation to her that’s kind of funny from Blind Gossip. One Actress Three Rumors.

    The Blind says that John wasn’t marriage material, she dumped him because she wanted to get married again, just not to him.

  9. PineNut says:

    somehow i always believed miller was not over his divorce

  10. Lens horne says:

    He was her rebound. She will always love Ben. Maybe she doesn’t want to get married again She is a nice cute lady.She deserves to be happy.

  11. E.D. says:

    I don’t think she’s the Pap-strolling, spotlight seeker she’s always being made out to be on this site.

    I listened to her podcast ep with David Tennant and she has been the most guarded celebrity he’s interviewed so far, so much so that I didn’t feel like I got to know anything real about her beside the persona she has cultivated for the public.

    The way she and her children are hounded by the paparazzi must be a daily nightmare and I think it’s still so ongoing because it’s perpetuated by Ben Affleck.

  12. Blerg says:

    As far as celebrities go, I tend to like and respect Jen, and have said so a couple times before. But she has chosen to live in the tension between wanting normalcy and wanting to be famous, instead of resolving that tension. I think celebrities who truly want to keep their public work lives separate from their private home lives have found ways to do it. (For example, I have no idea what Julia Roberts’ kids look like.)

    I really respect the actors who aren’t on social media or in the tabloids at all. Maybe I’m being naive–maybe they all do PR all the time, and some are just sneakier about it–but I lose respect when these type of “Look what a grateful– and sweet, and really normal–gal I am” stories pop up. (Bugs me with Reese Witherspoon, too.)

    You’re in Hollywood. How sweet and normal can you be?