Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck got married earlier this year, twice, and it was a dreamy affair. However, the dream came crashing down pretty soon as the honeymoon phase gave way to marital bickering. And for months now, reports of an impending separation have been doing the rounds pretty ardently. There are reports of JLo having a serious problem with Affleck’s smoking habit and she even allegedly trashed his motorcycle collection out of rage. Several of their public outings also show dull and irritating expressions, hinting that the spark might already have fizzled out.
Meanwhile, Jennifer Garner is keeping close from a distance. She is thriving in her personal life, even sparking engagement rumors with her beau, John Miller. And recently, she and Lopez have emerged as good friends, thrashing the stereotype.
No animosity between Jennifer Lopez and Jennifer Garner
When Ben Affleck made his return to Jennifer Lopez after around 2 decades, people couldn’t help but joke how he’s got a taste for Jennifers, his ex-wife being Jennifer Garner. Affleck and Garner tied the knot in 2005 and were married for thirteen years before calling it quits. The two share three kids, Violet, 16, Seraphina, 13, and Sam, 10. Over the years, the co-parents have learned to be amicable with each other, if only for the sake of their kids. And latest reports suggest that JLo has also embraced the other Jen with open arms.
Is Jennifer Garner becoming an integral part of the Affleck family again?
Sources have revealed all nice things about their bond, and how the Hustlers star is bent on making it work with Garner. An insider said,
“There’s a real mutual respect and appreciation because of the kids. They are so happy and that just makes everything work.”
Another source shared,
“JLo is so thankful that her friendship with Jen has come leaps and bounds over the past several months. They had been growing closer since she and Ben reunited their romance, but JLo and Jen’s friendship is definitely deepening.”
And now the 13 Going On 30 star is taking her familial bond with the Afflecks a step further.
This holiday season, Garner might be closer to her ex-husband than one could have anticipated. As per an insider scoop shared with Hollywood Life, the Elektra actress is going to exchange gifts with the Jenny on the Block singer and probably even Affleck. The source said,“ They’ll be exchanging gifts this year for Christmas, they’ve got a great rapport.”
If this claim holds veracity then it seems like Garner is an important part of the Gone Girl star’s family dynamic. And if reports of Bennifer’s dwindling marriage are true, then who can tell the impending future role that Garner might end up playing?