Is Ben Affleck worried that the negative press surrounding his divorce from Jennifer Garner is hurting his movie career? Thatâs the claim in one of this weekâs tabloids. Gossip Cop has the truth.
According to the National Enquirer, the actor is concerned that some of his recent scandals, including cheating allegations and possible relapses, are impacting his ability to get work. An alleged insider tells the magazine, âBenâs terrified that heâs turned off both the public and producers he needs to hire him.â
The outlet goes on to say that Affleck fears his image will be irreparably ruined by the â$190 million divorce battleâ with his estranged wife. The publication further contends that the movie star could be headed for a custody battle over his three kids, which would further damage his reputation in Hollywood.
The tabloidâs story is very misguided. For starters, Affleck and Garner are on good terms and work side-by-side to successfully co-parent their three kids. People recently reported that the estranged spouses âare happy to be togetherâ when they spend joint time with their children. Last month, Garner and Affleck brought their kids to see Hello, Dolly! on Broadway. And earlier this year, Garner paid tribute to Affleck on Instagram in honor of Fatherâs Day, noting that their kids âare luckyâ to have such a loving dad.
The ex-coupleâs divorce isnât tumultuous and theyâre not battling over money or custody, despite the magazineâs false narrative. This claim that thereâs a barrage of negative press surrounding Affleckâs divorce from Garner simply isnât true. Meanwhile, the controversies related to the actorâs sobriety and alleged affairs came out years ago, so it doesnât make sense that heâs all of a sudden worried about facing professional backlash. Regardless, the actor has several high-profile projects lined up, so itâs clear heâs not having trouble getting work.
It was announced last week that Affleck will be directing Matt Damon in a movie about a criminal ring that stole millions of dollars from McDonaldâs Monopoly game. Last month, Affleck signed on to star in the Netflix movie The Last Thing He Wanted alongside Anne Hathaway. In June, Affleck became attached to the film The Has-Been, a drama about a former basketball all-star. The actor also has an sequel to The Accountant in development and just wrapped filming the Netflix movie Triple Frontier. Simply put, he isnât struggling for work. Not only is the Enquirerâs article based on the false premise that Affleck and Garner are in a nasty divorce battle, but the actorâs lineup of projects also disproves the idea that his career is in trouble.
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Pasquini, Maria and Quinn, Dave. “Family Time! Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck Treat their Kids to a Broadway Night Out.” People. 15 Jul. 2018.
Jennifer Garner on Instagram: âOur kids are lucky to have a dad who looks at them the way you look at them and loves them the way you love themâŚâ 17 Jun. 2018.
Fleming Jr., Mike. “Fox, Ben Affleck & Matt Damon Win Hot Package On Multi-Million Dollar Theft Of McDonaldâs Monopoly Game.” Deadline. 2 Aug. 2018.
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