Star claims that Jennifer Garner caught her estranged (but still cohabitating) husband, Ben Affleck, texting with (newly single) Jennifer Lopez. This story could be more Star fan fiction, but we do know Ben and JLo are still friendly so it doesn’t seem completely implausable to me. Affleck ALSO has admitted that he still emails with Lopez, so, why not. But I’m also not sure why that would necessarily “SHOCK” Jennifer Garner, either.
â€œBenâ€™s been back in touch with his ex-fiancee, Jennifer Lopez,â€ the source tells Star. â€œJen couldnâ€™t believe that Ben would contact J.Lo â€“ it really sent her into a tailspin.â€
â€œThey were having a blast [on Benâ€™s birthday in Montana, but Ben kept slipping away to check his phone – and Jen eventually began to wonder who it was he felt compelled to contact so often.â€
What she ultimately saw when she finally found a moment to check his phone shocked and horrified her. According to the source, Ben had been having a text-fest with J.Lo, 47, who recently split from her longtime boyfriend, backup dancer Casper Smart, 29â€¦.
Though the texts were innocent, with Ben lending support to J.Lo through her romantic problems, the source claims [sic]. Yet Jen couldnâ€™t help but feel betrayed. â€œEveryone thought she and Ben were on the road to reconciliation. But his reaching out to J.Lo made her question whatâ€™s really going through Benâ€™s mind, not to mention his heart.â€
[From Star Magazine, print edition]
What is a “text fest?” 10 texts a day? 40? What’s the deal? I feel like innocent texts aren’t a huge thing to make a thing. Of course,Â GossipCop has a denial from â€œa reliable source close to the situationâ€ who says there is â€œno truthâ€ to this report and that â€œAffleck and Garner are still separated and not on the verge of reconciling their marriage, despite still being on good terms and successful co-parents.â€ Sure.
Honestly, I doubt Ben and JLo will get back together. I think, if anything, Ben will get back with Garner or move on to some very young starlet who will idolize the dude. Eh.