Yes, Jennifer Garner surprised everyone when she announced her split from Ben Affleck, but now she’s explaining what happened and no Ben did not cheat with their former nanny Christine Ouzounian! Garner opened up to Vanity Fair, “Let me just tell you something. We had been separated for months before I ever heard about the nanny. She had nothing to do with our decision to divorce. She was not a part of the equation. Bad judgment? Yes. It’s not great for your kids for [a nanny] to disappear from their lives… I have had to have conversations about the meaning of ‘scandal.’”
Jennifer also says being married to Ben was hard. “I didn’t marry the big fat movie star; I married him,” she says. “And I would go back and remake that decision. I ran down the beach to him, and I would again. You can’t have these three babies and so much of what we had. He’s the love of my life. What am I going to do about that?He’s the most brilliant person in any room, the most charismatic, the most generous. He’s just a complicated guy. I always say, ‘When his sun shines on you, you feel it.’ But when the sun is shining elsewhere, it’s cold. He can cast quite a shadow.”
Jennifer doesn’t know just yet about dating , but has moved on. “It’s not Ben’s job to make me happy. The main thing is these kids—and we’re completely in line with what we hope for them. Sure, I lost the dream of dancing with my husband at my daughter’s wedding. But you should see their faces when he walks through the door. And if you see your kids love someone so purely and wholly, then you’re going to be friends with that person.”
Ben and Jen divorced in June 2015, and have Violet Affleck, 10, Seraphina Affleck, 7, and Sam Affleck, 4.
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