Jennifer Garner and her on-again ex, John Miller, spotted out in NYC together

Jennifer Garner stops by her office in Brentwood
In May and June, when the Bennifer reconciliation was new, sources were telling E! that Jennifer Garner wanted to stay out of the media circus surrounding her ex and his on-again ex-fiance. Other outlets reported that Garner could tell Affleck was happy and that she thought J.Lo was a good person. We also heard in May that Garner had reunited with her elusive ex, fast food technology businessman John Miller. Garner and Miller were previously together from about February, 2018 to the summer of last year. (We heard about them in the fall of 2018.) It looks like they really are on again because they were photographed out in New York together last week. You can see the photos in the tweet below and on

Garner is likely able to travel because Affleck and their kids are now hanging out in LA with Lopez and her kids. Ben’s mom is there to help out too with her grandkids. They were all seen at a showing of Hamilton and at a placed called The Magic Castle in Hollywood, which sounds awesome. Here’s People’s writeup on the Garner Miller sighting. I’m pretty sure this is only the third time they’ve ever been photographed together. (The other two times are in this post.)

Garner, 49, was spotted with John Miller, 43, in New York City on Tuesday. Garner donned a sweater, jeans and a face mask for the outing, while Miller wore dark pants and a flannel shirt rolled up to his elbows.

The pair casually dated in 2018 following Garner’s split from Ben Affleck, with a source telling PEOPLE at the time, “It’s not serious, but she enjoys his company.” About a year later, Garner and Miller were seen together again, but never publicly confirmed their romance or split.

[From People]

The photos are from somewhat far away, there aren’t any photos where they’re side by side or looking loved up, and none of the outlets have any sourced quotes about how this relationship is going. Plus the photo agency is Splash, which is not the agency that consistently has photos of the Garner-Afflecks, that’s Backgrid (formerly Fame Flynet). All of this suggests that Garner didn’t call the paps and that she was legitimately caught out with Miller. I could be wrong and she could be playing this cleverly by not giving any quotes yet. Anyway I hope she’s getting hers and that she’s able to chill and have a good time in NY. It’s got to be nice to have a mini vacation on the other coast. I only have one kid and when he was younger it felt like a huge vacation just to get time off. He wasn’t a tough kid to raise at all, it’s just a lot of work to be on mom duty 24/7. I didn’t have nannies or help around the house though. Plus I bet she flew private to NY. That must be a major advantage to being crazy rich like that. I don’t care about designer stuff but I would love to fly private.

Garner is back in LA now. She was spotted out shopping for school supplies with her kids on Sunday.


Jennifer Garner arrives in stylish blue dress to pick up son Samuel from school

Photos of Garner are from 7/30 (pink shirt) and 6/24 (blue dress) credit: Backgrid. US Magazine cover is from November, 2018. Photo of Miller is a screenshot from a promotional video

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  1. tempest prognosticator says:

    Good for her. Someone else is babysitting Ben now.

  2. Lena says:

    I remember some in here were skeptical of the relationship because she wasn’t ever papped. Like as someone has said, Is there even a relationship if the the press isn’t involved? How can they be sure they’re even together if the rest of the world isn’t updated daily with photos and romantic tidbits? Now I think she really wanted to keep it private like she had said. And he’s a private non famous person so why would he want that. If I was one of her kids I’d be happy I had one parent who keeps her love life private, and I’d be uncomfortable with how the other one acted with all his various love interests over the same amount of years.

  3. souperkay says:

    Real Michael Vartan vibes from Miller, interesting that her & Vartan are a dead end.

    • terra says:

      He does resemble Michael Vartan, you’re right. She seems to go for tall, boyish white guys. I mean, Scott Foley, Vartan, Affleck, this guy . . . she has a type.

      Off-topic, but in every photo her shoes kill me. I think I can count on one hand the number of times they haven’t been god awful. Meghan Markle – or anyone! – needs to take her shoe shopping!

      I volunteer my grandmother as tribute. She didn’t own a single pair of flats under she turned 65 – and she owns a LOT of shoes!

      • EnormousCoat says:

        But bad shoes are part of her brand at this point. It’s comforting for me to see her in clunkers all the time.

      • terra says:

        Ha! Well, you’re right about the first part and I’m happy it comforts you, even if it upsets me that she continues to buy pair after pair of what I’m assuming are quite expensive eyesores.

        I lean towards thinking she’s a fashion black hole – many things, no matter how stylish they would be on others – Zendaya, Gemma Chan, Meghan Markle, Cate Blanchett, etc. – would probably appear dowdy on Jen. She sucks things in and makes them oatmeal once they enter her orbit.

        That’s pretty much her brand too. She’s uncontroversial in all things, at all times. She is the Hollywood equivalent of beige paint. And that’s not a dig – it’s remarkable that she’s managed to hold on to that for all these years and throughout her marriage to Affleck. That takes skill, to hold the line for so long.

      • Renee says:

        Every single pair of shoes hurt my feet. Even Slippers. So maybe these are these only shoes that don’t hurt. when your feet hurt, you re are miserable.

      • LadySwampwitchGivsneaufux says:

        She’s smart. We will be old ladies running around no problem & all the women who live in heels feet will be ruined. It happens.

      • terra says:

        Oh, I don’t wear heels. Due to vertigo and chronic pain I wear flats pretty much exclusively, but they’re *attractive* flats. It’s possible. I completely agree on the pain, I’m the one who forced my grandmother into flats – which are *also* attractive.

    • deezee says:

      Hahaha I was thinking that too!

    • Pix says:

      Michael Vartan vibes, for sure. It’s the first thing I thought.

    • Green Desert says:

      Total Vartan vibes. Man, I shipped Sydney and Vaughn being together IRL so hard. Even after they ended and she got with Affleck, I thought surely Vartan was a better catch. But who knows.

    • Malika says:

      He looks uncannily like Vartan! Does she unconsciously regret the choice she made and now wants to redress it? They were as hot as fire in Alias. There have been very few moments where I have been dazzled. One of the exceptions is when i recently watched Alias and she hands him a pizza slice to take a bite. They looked so sexy and happy within this otherwise mundane moment it practically melted the screen.

      If anyone wants to catch up with recent-ish Vartan, his YouTube interview with Ryker Lynch is fantastic. He has great Alias anecdotes and is also very honest about the trials and tribulations of his post-Alias career. Last i heard, he switched careers to become an ice-hockey commentator. Good for him for reinventing himself!

  4. MsIam says:

    Good for her. And I’m glad there is no over the top try-hard here. Ahem.

  5. AndaPanda says:

    Google Magic Castle and you’ll see it’s not that awesome. I guess if you’re a white male it probably is.

  6. Size Does Matter says:

    Do celebrities not feel temperature in the same way as regular people? I would never even consider wearing jeans and long sleeves in August. It wouldn’t even cross my mind.

    • Lucy2 says:

      I know! NYC in August! No way I would put on jeans, let alone a sweater.
      I just saw some photo of Angelina Jolie in a wool coat in Los Angeles. A WOOL COAT.
      I don’t get it.

      • nina says:

        Maybe because they are jumping out of an air conditioned car into an air conditioned building?

      • Anne Call says:

        It’s been pretty cool in SoCal this last couple weeks. We even had rain a couple mornings and cloud cover until mid afternoon. Maybe high 70’s and then it really cools down at night.

    • Darla says:

      omg I always wonder this too! i’m dying in this humidity. i am in nothing but shorts and very light weight tees now. i cannot bear jeans on my body in august. ugh.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      hahahahaha! this was my takeaway, too. HOW THE F can they wear that stuff in Aug in NYC?! I’m in NJ and I’m sweating just thinking about it.

    • minx says:

      Thank you! I’m boiling just looking at them.

    • Becks1 says:

      My guess is they are just in and out of buildings. I’m in Maryland and I wear pants in the summer if we’re going basically anywhere indoors – restaurant, movie theater, etc. Places crank the AC up so much that I’m freezing. When I went to college in Atlanta, I wore jeans in August/September and then again in april and May (I mean I wore them the rest of the winter and fall and spring, lol, but my point is I wore them even when it was hot out) because the hotter it was the less we were outside and the colder the classrooms were. I remember one girl who used to always wear tank tops and shorts to lectures and I could never understand how she wasn’t freezing.

      Point being if the paps were tracking me in the summer (lol) they would prob get me in jeans or cropped pants most of the time, but its because every place is freezing inside. Even my house. I always lose the AC war.

  7. KitKat says:

    How are they wearing those heavy clothes in NYC right now? It’s humid and hotter than hell right now out here. Friday I was wearing a linen dress and was miserable.

    • Darla says:

      I took 3 showers Friday Kitkat. three! something is very wrong here. i don’t know what this big act is, but it’s an act. it’s a lot of them too. i’m not singling garner out. what are they trying to prove, what phony image are they trying to project? i have zero idea but give me a break. this is an act. is it “oh look at me i don’t sweat no matter what the temp i always have a chill i’m soooo delicate”?

      The f if I know.

      • KitKat says:

        Yes to the three showers! I’m doing the same thing. My hair has broken through the keratin treatment as well. I can’t imagine wearing jeans and a sweatshirt right now.

  8. The Voice says:

    I think Jennifer Garner’s fashion choices make her very relatable. I’ve loved her ever since Alias and it’s the gosh shucks vibe I get that makes me love her. She may view makeup and dressing up as a chore or as work. When she’s not working she’s her authentic self. And she may also have problems with her feet and chooses comfort over looking good, especially if all she’s doing is going for walks or running errands. Remember when you were in your early 20s and were okay running around in your tiny skirts and heels even though you froze your ass off and your feet hurt? She’s like, f that I’m older and I value comfort. Gimme my Naturalizers! You do you, Jennifer!!

    • Calibration says:

      Jen traded up in relationships till she hit paydirt with Ben. Vartan crossed with Foley. Then ben came along and she was pregnant asap.. Ive always thought she knew her acting range was limited and she wanted to be more of a sahm. I really liked Michael vartan. She plays up golly gee for all its worth. Never really bought it completely

      • Sid says:

        ITA Calibration. ITA.

      • nina says:

        The sad old trope of a woman just wanting to marry a rich man so she can have babies and be a stay at home mom

      • The Voice says:

        Trading up might not have been her original MO but I think the bigger the projects she did the more people she got to know and the more dating options she had. Every subsequent relationship gave her more. More access, more fame, more resources so she took it. She may have always wanted to have a family AND a career. You can want both. She has her niche roles and demo (suburban soccer mom in a minivan) and she dabbles in the occasional action or heavyweight role.

      • LaurenMichelle says:

        Is this the Robot Burger dude? Why is he back now? Because Ben & J-Lo are back together? I don’t think Jen is as sweet as she wants everyone to think she is. She has traded up several times in the past, but now Jen is trading down. Yikes.

      • Twin falls says:

        Have you see this guy’s ex-wife and her new husband? Her IG is as thirsty as JLo’s. Maybe JenG and this guy are okay living quieter lives.

      • Anne Call says:

        Nice misogyny. Women lives life, has kids, gets older. Has ups and downs and appears in tv and movies, seems to be a decent person and good parent. It was all a plot to snag a man. Jeez, give me a break.

      • Calibration says:

        Nina call it a sad old trope, but sometimes it’s true. People, women and men, marry for money and fame all the time. She literally dumped each guy and her relationships crossed. It’s not even a debate. She’s not golly gee shucks country girl trope either. She’s not a great actress and kept her profile because of Ben. Otherwise where would she be.? How naive can you be that tropes aren’t tropes for a reason?

      • Malika says:

        Her career may have taken a back seat but I wouldn’t have termed her as a SATHM. Having recently discovered and loved Alias on Disney + I am sad she wasn’ t able to parlay her fame from Alias into a more substantial career. I thought she was charismatic, kick-ass and convincing as Sydney Bristow. I wish that could have opened doors for a robust choice of film roles.

        The messiness of her love life before she settled down with Affleck often gets bandied about. Girl becomes a-list, suddenly is noticed by very attractive men and spends large amounts of time away from her husband, leading to a disconnect. I am surprised it wasn’ t even messier!

    • Cas says:

      I think so too. I have bad feet (rheumatoid arthritis), can only wear padded shoes, and it makes me feel better that someone like Jennifer Garner is willing to be seen wearing horrible shoes lol

  9. Carolnr says:

    JG clearly wants to keep their relationship private. A source mentioned that she cooks for him & they like to take walks on the beach. I think John is a private person , as well!
    She dresses for comfort & looks comfortable within herself! Years ago Ben made the comment that JG had no idea how gorgeous she was! When she needs to dress for the red carpet, she is stunning!
    I think that she is relieved that Ben seems to be doing well with his sobriety for the sake of their children….

  10. Likeyoucare says:

    Why a lot of people hate her so much.
    She doesnt hurt anybody as far as i know.
    A lot of her interviews, she said she dress up for work and need alot of assistants to glam up. When she is not working she wears what she felt comfortable.
    She made a mistake and chose a bad partner. She try to make it work but fail. And most people blame her for it.

  11. Darla says:

    You guys are right, it’s the AC of course. It’s because they are photographed looking like normal people bustling around the streets running errands, shopping, but actually they are doing no such thing. They are practically carried from their air conditioned limos to their air conditioned restaurants or shops. Of course. I don’t know why I didn’t realize that. The pics are very deceiving but I should know better. I’m rarely indoors during the summer because I love the outdoors so much, and I just didn’t connect the dots. Even before covid I was attracted to restaurants that have outdoor seating areas in the spring, summer, and fall.

    When I think about it these brats really crack me up.