Are Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner headed towards a messy divorce?
(Defamer Gawker.com) HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Could beloved celebrity couple “Bennifer 2” be well on their way to a new celebrity nickname: “Jen it’s not your fault” and “He’s such an asshole”? I don’t know, I don’t live in their home or spend much time with them, but I’d stake my reputation on the fact that it seems not out of the realm of possibility.
Garner was photographed having lunch with a friend at Sant Ambroeus in Manhattan on May 13. She left their kids, Violet, 9, Seraphina, 6, and Sam, 3, back in L.A. But according to insiders, Affleck was not playing babysitter. Instead, he was spotted gambling hours away in Las Vegas!
Twitter user @LetsGoBulls11 posted at 3:19 am on May 14, “Ben Affleck here at the #Venetian, high stakes #poker #Vegas.”
Hours later, Affleck was back in Los Angeles, photographed taking his kids to school and looking slightly worse for the wear.
And on Garner’s birthday, April 17, he was spotted on a solo trip to Canada —not wearing his wedding ring.
Affleck reportedly spent Mother’s Day with his mom and brother Casey Affleck. Garner supposedly spent the day with the couple’s three children and her parents, who flew to Los Angeles from West Virginia.
It was then that the 43-year-old old Garner told her parents the marriage is done, according to Radar.
So it seems the question is not “if” but “when.” Here are our best guesses.
Before Their 10 Year Wedding Anniversary: 32 Days
“They’re through,” an insider told Radar. “He’s told Jen that he wants the official statement to come out before their 10-year wedding anniversary.”
Pros: Under California divorce law, this could affect alimony payments—the court automatically retains jurisdiction over divorced couples who were married for more than ten years.
Cons: Bad PR move to tie your divorce to your tenth wedding anniversary?
Before the Batman promotion cycle begins: Six to Nine Months
They continued: “Ben wants the official statement to come out a few weeks before their 10th anniversary June 29 – which he hopes will give enough time for the news to die down by the time he has to promote Batman v Superman and the other movies he has coming out next year.
Pros: Everyone will be too busy trashing Ben for his acting to care about the divorce.
Cons: No one was ever going to ask a male celebrity what happened to his relationship, except probably this asshole.
Quietly, on a Friday in the near future: ∞ Days
Pros: Lose it in the news cycle.
Cons: These people love attention.
The next time Ben gets caught fucking around in Vegas: Pick a Day. Literally Any Day.
Pros: Seems like a logical reason to divorce.
Cons: What if he wins?