[Lainey Gossip] You remember when he turned up in a small, out-of-the-way-of-Hollywood town not too long ago, for no apparent reason? He was trying to go undercover.
Because, it turns out, he was there with a woman… a very attractive woman… who is not his wife. They were seen holding hands at the hotel. But can you ever really hide? No. Not even out of the country. Not even by the sea. He ended up getting busted by fans and the local media got a hold of it. And the thing is, he told his wife that he was somewhere else. He and his companion have been having an affair for some time.
Of course it’s not the first time. He thought it wouldn’t get back to her that time in Oklahoma and that didn’t work out for him either. His wife forgave him then, as she always does, patiently supporting him as he works through his issues and compulsions. But he can’t help himself. When things are going well, he will always find a way to f-ck himself up. And now, finally, she may have had enough. Has she had enough yet? It isn’t instant forgiveness. Then again, he’s not exactly working hard to put it back together either. The temptations are too hard to resist. Last time he set his reputation on fire though, it was easier to forgive. And she helped him rehabilitate his image. Could he come back from betraying the perfect wife, walking out on a perfect home, and breaking up the perfect family?
[Optional] Place where he was recently caught by locals:
[Optional] What was he doing in Oklahoma?
He: Ben Affleck
His Wife: Jennifer Garner
[Optional] Place where he was recently caught by locals: Ohhh, Caaanadaaa!
[Optional] What was he doing in Oklahoma? Filming To The Wonder, a film that was released in 2013. Directed by Terrence Malick. Also starred Rachel McAdams.
We felt a little bad that we didn’t acknowledge that yesterday was Canada Day. So let’s make it up to our Canadian friends… by dragging them into the Affleck/Garner divorce!
What the heck was Ben Affleck doing in a gas station in the middle of the tiny fishing village of Cheticamp (population 3039), Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada in April 2015?
There was a lot of speculation as to why this big Hollywood star would be there in the off-season. He wasn’t filming there. Perhaps he was thinking about investing in some vacation property? Perhaps he was there to visit the Buddhist Monastery?
Well, it was Jennifer Garner’s birthday that week. Perhaps he was looking to purchase a gift for Jennifer Garner? Perhaps he was thinking about grabbing a couple of lobsters and some snow crabs fresh off the boat and then fly them back to Brentwood to surprise Jennifer with a romantic lobster dinner for two?
Oh, hell, no!
He was there with a woman! They were spotted at Cormier’s Service Station in Cheticamp. Later, they were seen at a hotel, holding hands. No, the woman wasn’t Jennifer Lopez or Blake Lively or Gwyneth Paltrow (although any of those would make for a great story). Just some brunette rando. Oh, and he totally missed Garner’s birthday. Because he was too busy cheating on her.
Yes, we said it. Ben Affleck was cheating on Jennifer Garner. In Canada.
Happy belated Canada Day!
Congratulations to Molls for being first with the correct answer, and to Scriptguy for being the most thorough!
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