Jennifer Garner All Smiles, Is The Star Dating Again? The Truth Behind The Mystery Men

Jennifer Garner has been the subject of some interesting romance rumors as of late, as if the star is attempting to compete with the rumors making the rounds a while back about ex Ben Affleck and his co-star Sienna Miller. Garner has been beaming and all smiles while out and about recently; surely, the only answer must be that she’s dating again. Right? Not quite.

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 10: Actor Ben Affleck attends the Project Greenlight Season 4 Winning Film premiere "The Leisure Class" presented by Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Adaptive Studios and HBO at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on August 10, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images)
Garner has been the topic of a new rumor that involves heartthrob Patrick Dempsey, who also was recently divorced. Reps of the stars quickly stamped out this story; yet, Garner has been in the company of a couple of other mystery men in the midst of the Dempsey romance rumor. Movie News Guide relays the scenarios that have caused the gossip mill to churn out yet-to-be-verified claims about Garner’s possible dating life.

” [T]he latest buzz has nothing to do with Dempsey at all. The 43-year-old actress does not look like she’s wearing her wedding ring while talking with the mystery guy. The two seems like they are having fun while talking. The ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ actress also couldn’t help but flash her pearly whites all throughout the conversation. They were inside the guy’s parked Range Rover on Monday afternoon. Garner was in high spirits even after she left the guy. She was also spotted having some coffee with a friend the same day.”

All has been set straight thanks to a source close to Garner, who relayed to Entertainment Tonight that the mystery man is simply the star’s accountant. There really is no romance or dating happening in Garner’s life at the moment.

After the turmoil that the Miracles From Heaven star experienced in 2015, it is no wonder she is taking a break from relationships at this point.

Garner and Affleck announced their split back in June after claims were being made that the two were on the rocks. Shortly after the announcement, a scandal broke that claimed Ben had been involved with the couple’s former nanny, Christine Ouzounian, who had cared for their three children. Ben fervently denied these allegations. However, the damage was done and left the remaining portion of the year as a time when Jen was left to pick up the pieces. The two attended counseling and have managed to remain amicable for the sake of their kids.

Although there had been talk of the couple rekindling their relationship and getting back together, sources ensure the media that this is not a possibility and that Garner is set on following through with her divorce from Ben Affleck. The publication reminds readers of the facts and Garner’s steadfastness in her decision.

“Her partnership with Affleck was not a storybook romance but they have been married for 10 years and they still live under one roof in spite of the split. Although, it smells like a reunion to Bennifer fans, a source close to Garner said the actress is not changing her mind about the divorce.”

Fans may also be glad to see the mother of three looking content and radiant while out on the scene, as Daily Mail points out. Garner wears a smile and appears to be taking the continual rumors and trials she’s facing in stride, while appreciating time with her little ones and staying on good terms with Affleck. After nearly 10 years of marriage, Jennifer and Ben are both seemingly set on going their separate ways.

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Actress Jennifer Garner and actor-director Ben Affleck arrive at the Oscars at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
The two are likely looking forward to some downtime out and away from the media spotlight in 2016.

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