Jennifer Garner and John Miller are ‘getting close’ with each other’s families

This story came out last week, predictably when Ben Affleck and Jennifer Affleck (nee Lopez) were getting papped in Paris on their honeymoon/family trip. I’m just seeing it now and It’s still worth talking about. I mentioned in my last story about Jennifer Garner going parasailing amid J.Lo and Ben’s wedding news that it was a cool way to handle it, to just do her own thing, but “if we get an update on her relationship with her elusive boyfriend John Miller I’ll change my perspective. If that happens US Magazine will get the exclusive quotes.” Oh look, that’s exactly what happened:

Ready for the next step? Jennifer Garner and boyfriend John Miller are “getting quite close” with each other’s families, a source exclusively reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly.

The couple keep their relationship “very private,” per the insider. “They meet at each other’s houses — even for a quick glass of wine or for a low-key dinner date night away from prying eyes.”

Garner, 50, and the businessman, 44, will stay the night with one another “when the timing is right” and have jetted off on “secret getaways” to New York, Italy and beyond, the source tells Us…

“She’s met and hung out with John’s kids and his whole family, even for special events like birthdays, when they have all gotten together,” the first source tells Us of the 13 Going On 30 actress and her beau, who have been “incorporating their families since they got back together.”

The insider says the Stanford alum has been “spending more time with Jen’s kids,” and the blended brood often does “planned fun things together on weekends.” When Miller and Garner’s busy schedules keep them apart, the twosome “write each other sweet love notes.”

Per the source, “John’s a romantic but an unapologetic workaholic.”

[From US Magazine]

This… was a somewhat transparent announcement. Maybe US asked, but Garner’s side didn’t need to issue sourced quotes. At least it was a low key story and wasn’t accompanied by staged paparazzi photos. I don’t know how much of that was Garner’s choice. As I’ve said many times, it really looks like Miller is the one who eschews the spotlight and that Garner would be happy to be photographed out with him, much like her ex and his new wife. Maybe I’m wrong though. In all these photos of Ben Affleck out with his girlfriends/partners, Ben is the common denominator.

Also, this is very carefully worded, right? They stay overnight “when the timing is right” and Miller is “an unapologetic workaholic.” I get that they’re being cautious about staying overnight when they have kids at home, it’s just that they’ve been together for almost four years now, not counting their split early in lockdown. That said, there are exclusive photos at one of our agencies of Miller leaving Garner’s house last week, right around the time this story came out.

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  1. MsIam says:

    So get married already, if that’s what they want. Who cares, enough of this “look at us!” nonsense. Maybe its just the tabloids making it seem like a competition, but enough already.

    • DouchesOfCambridge says:

      Jen garner is always breaking news cycles about ben. Whatever happens in Ben’s life, she carefully plans her pap strolls to look like she’s the better person/better parent, to show people she’s well off without him, to show how she’s taking care of the kids while he’s out with girlfriends, and she makes sure she’s in the shot when ben’s in crisis and she is there. In this case, it’s about “dont pity me, I have a relationship too, I am private about it, our families spend time together, it’s serious stuff too you guys, i am not crying over OG bennifer”

  2. Karisma says:

    The timing..
    It makes it look like she bothers by the Ben and jlo’s wedding. Garner is a PR master but this is a miss for me.

  3. Joan Callamezzo says:

    I think this is magazine fabricated, not stirred up by Jennifer Garner because if memory serves the “quick glass of wine” is a very old piece of info, the whole article could be a relationship update patch job.

    • Lens says:

      I agree Joan. I’d like to write for US weekly or Hollywood lite. Just take old articles they’ve done and reword slightly and recycle them because they know there is interest about Jen’s relationship because of Ben’s second marriage. There is zero new news here from the last articles they’ve done.

  4. Coco says:

    As I said in a post a couple of weeks ago, I hoped that Jen/her PR team wouldn’t do this. I genuinely believe that she is finely over Ben and is happy . I just wish she didn’t feel the need to play these game and prove how she has moved on.

    Part of it could simply be that Jen wish Miller was in to doing Pop walks. That way she can get the happy couple paparazzi attention.

    • A says:

      Think it’s Jennifer’s decision not to be public. Probably regrets how publicly she gushed about Ben for so many years.

      • Lens says:

        And I don’t think she cares about paps capturing her romance.That’s all Ben’s deal, look at his history. If she did want her romance captured she could easily put him in her Instagram, maybe eating her muffins in bed or something.

      • Coco says:

        There have been pictures of him ducking behind a building when paparazzi were trying to get his picture and hiding his face in the car when they were caught on a date night.

        Jen on the other hand is photographed just as much as she ever was.

  5. Shirley says:

    This is old information that is just being recycled. She is enjoying a quiet relationship with John Miller.
    Also, if she does decide she wants to share info about him why shouldn’t she be able to?
    She might not want to get remarried. She has her family and she is financially independent.

  6. Christine says:

    It is obvious he wants to stay out of the public eye and she is respecting it. They are adults and not all relationships are the same. Who knows what goes on behind closed doors with all of these people and family dynamics that are involved. This is an old recycled story. Just tabloids trying to capitalize on the current situation.

  7. Sonya says:

    I think when Ben is with Jennifer Lopez in the news constantly for large ocassions, people start worrying about how Jennifer Garner is handling the situation, so they just put out statements like this to answer without having to deal with the backlash/questions.

    • Ramona says:

      +1 there were photos of him leaving her house at the same time Ben and Jlo were in Paris. If she/or her team wants to put an article saying that she is happily with her guy,why not?It doesn’t hurt nobody,she is living her life and doesn’t want to be stuck on that « momma » /farmer image or ppl self pitying her.Good for her.

      • Oye says:

        . I think she is subtle in her arc and way less drama imo. Who knows it could bc I read ben was/is in LA for their kid so she got to remind everyone she got a MAN and its not ben and she is good. She got at least do that otherwise they will have her back depressed or something…

    • A says:

      No outlet picked up those pictures so I think one of the factors is that there’s not much hype about them as a couple.

  8. lunchcoma says:

    I don’t think people who’ve been in a relationship for FOUR YEARS need to clarify that they’re “getting close.”

    Either Garner is being more desperate for attention than usual or the writer of this story was being especially lazy and didn’t bother to think much before writing down some nonsense that didn’t need sourcing because it’s probably true on some level.

  9. TwinFalls says:

    I wish JG all the happiness but unapologetic workaholic is the last way I’d want my life partner described.

    • Ramona says:

      unapologetic workaholic like Ben,it’s probably her type but they are making it work for 4 years🤷‍♀️

  10. candy says:

    Now that I’m in my late 30s, it’s honestly harder to make a relationship work in the traditional sense. I’m getting that vibe from Garner here, especially after her rocky marriage and divorce. It is seriously traumatic being with an addict for so long. As Kaiser said, it’s a low-key LTR and there’s nothing wrong with that. The only issue I see is that John is kind of giving off a douhe-bro vibe, and I’m not sure he’s really giving her the time of day.

    At my age, I’m much more into companionship than the idea of marriage. I have a great travel partner and I adore him. But I don’t want to merge assets or feel stuck with any of it. I majorly side-eye Bennifer and their charade.

    • Sigmund says:

      Good point. Being married to an addict would definitely be traumatic, and they were both famous during it, too. I can’t imagine she wants a repeat. If she wants a low-key relationship after that, I can’t blame her.