Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck’s marriage is admittedly challenging. Ben admitted as much during his awkward Oscars speech for Argo. Ben thanked Jennifer for putting up with him. She scowled from the audience.
He generally speaks of his family’s privacy but parades his wife and children whenever there is a movie to promote. Some sources claims he cheats, others claim he drinks and gambles to the point of addiction. The latter of which Ben denies.
Now there are fresh claims from Star Magazine that Jennifer is tired of playing these games. Moreover, a source suggests that Ben had an affair with his Gone Girl co-star, Blurred Lines model, Emily Ratajkowski.
“They have a lot of pressure on their shoulders to publicize the heck out of these movies, and in doing so they need to appear to have a picture perfect marriage,” a source tells Star. “But really, Jen is unhappy, and she doesn’t trust Ben.”
Besides the fact, as Star previously reported, Ben’s gambling obsession has become a problem, sources now claim that the actor may have gotten too cozy for Jen’s comfort with his sexy Gone Girl costar Emily Ratajkowski — who, ironically, played his mistress in the film!
“They definitely got extremely close during filming,” the insider explains. “They were always flirting and laughing together, just like two kids. There wasn’t much to do in town, so they just spent a lot of time hanging out in their trailers or at the hotel.”
Emily’s rep maintains that her relationship with Ben on set was “completely professional,” but a few months after filming wrapped, the Blurred Lines video star broke up with her boyfriend of nearly two years. Meanwhile, Ben and Jen’s rep says there’s no trouble in the marriage and that the couple are “rock solid,” but a friend of the pair disagrees.
“If Jen found out that he and Emily did have an affair, she would definitely divorce him,” says the insider. “She’s put up with his crap for many years, so you’d better believe the divorce would be nasty.” [via Star Magazine]