[Blind Gossip] Everybody in this blind item has a famous name.
This actor’s marriage is breaking up. Want to know why? Of course you do!
It’s because he has almost exactly the same issues as his famous brother: He just can’t keep it in his pants!
Our girl has gone to extreme measures to try to get him help for his zipper problem, but his zipper seems to be permanently stuck in the open position.
At least our girl will find a sympathetic ear in the brother’s ex. In fact, watching how well she handled her situation with the brother is what gave the wife the confidence to finally pull the plug.
Similar: Rumpled Cheater
The Brother’s Ex:
[Optional] Would you forgive your husband/wife for cheating?
Actor: Casey Affleck
Wife: Summer Phoenix
Actor’s Brother: Ben Affleck
The Brother’s Ex: Jennifer Garner
Casey Affleck began his acting career playing the townie pal of Ben Affleck and Matt Damon in Good Will Hunting.
Casey Affleck was good friends with actor Joaquin Phoenix.
Casey Affleck started dating Joaquin’s sister, Summer Phoenix.
It turned into a long relationship… but not a good one.
Supposedly, they started dating in 2000, got married in 2006, separated in 2015, announced their separation in 2016, and filed for divorce in 2017 or 2018 (depending on which reports you believe). The divorce was finalized just a few weeks ago, in June 2019. They have two children together.
In any case, Casey Affleck has the same problem as his big brother, Ben Affleck. He just can’t keep it in his pants. There were so many rumors of his cheating that we can’t count them all.
He also has the added bonus of being sued by two women in 2010 for sexual harassment and assault.
While Casey was directing Joaquin Phoenix’s fake documentary I’m Still Here, he allegedly instructed crew members to flash their privates at the female producers and crew. He withheld one woman’s pay when she complained about him. He referred to women as “cows,” and described his sexual exploits with celebrities in vulgar terms. He also allegedly grabbed a woman, tried intimidating other women into sleeping with him, and even crawled into bed with one of them while he was drunk.
Keep in mind that he was the director of the project. And married.
So, take your pick of drinking, cheating, harassing, or assaulting for your favorite Casey Affleck vice!
Casey Affleck eventually paid out millions of dollars in settlements to multiple women on the project.
Of course, he continued to proclaim his innocence. He said the women were just picking on him because he is famous.
We can’t imagine why Summer Phoenix didn’t want to stay married to this lovely, sober, temperate, respectful man.
It is interesting to note that Casey and Summer announced their separation just four months after Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner announced their separation.
Watching how Jennifer handled her separation from Ben gave Summer a solid – and dignified – blueprint to follow.
Congratulations to Vickyf89 for being first with the correct response!