It seems that Jennifer Garner is ready to divorce Ben Affleck now that she’s dating Brad Pitt. Or, at least, according to her sense of humor, that is. The 44-year-old actress recently told a group of videographers that she and Angelina Jolie’s estranged husband are dating. A cameraman tried to confirm if she really was going out with the 52-year-old actor, and the mother of three replied, “Isn’t that great?”
According to Us Weekly, Jennifer and her friend grabbed a cup of coffee in Los Angeles when the paparazzi caught up with them. Instead of trying to avoid them, she decided to pull a prank by giving them something to gossip about. She joked about dating Brad and was chuckling the whole time as she headed back to her pal’s car. Watch the video shared by X17Online below.
When the cameraman asked Garner what advice she would like to give Jolie regarding her breakup with Pitt, she decided not to give any comment. Maybe she realized that her dating joke could add more controversy to the Brangelina divorce drama, and that’s why she suddenly kept quiet after her charade with the paps.
Jennifer Garner also experienced the difficulty of breaking up when she and her estranged husband, Ben Affleck, announced last year that they are ending their 10-year marriage. The two still live on the same property and continue to co-parent their three children; Violet, 10, Seraphina, 7, and Samuel, 4.
In Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s case, the Maleficent actress will get temporary full physical custody of their six children: Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 8. The Allied actor was given visitation rights, but the initial visit will be monitored by a therapist, and he agreed to undergo drug and alcohol tests.
Despite the breakup, Garner and Affleck remained good friends for the sake of their kids. There were even rumors that the two are dating again. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, the exes were spotted having a dinner date at Sam’s by the Beach in Los Angeles. They usually dine out with their children, but this time, they were alone.
A few months ago, a source close to the former Alias star revealed that the A-listers might be having second thoughts about their divorce. It’s been more than a year since their split, and neither one of them have filed for divorce. Maybe they are still willing to fix their failed marriage.
“Jen mentioned that the divorce was going through very soon, and then a few weeks ago, things changed. It does not seem to be moving in that direction,” an insider said. “Jen seems to still be in love with Ben but doesn’t allow her mind to go there. She just focuses on the kids.”
During an interview with Vanity Fair, Jennifer Garner talked about Ben Affleck’s cheating scandal with Christine Ouzounian and how they are dealing with the breakup. She clarified that their former nanny wasn’t the reason for their failed marriage. The Miracles from Heaven actress revealed that she doesn’t hate her estranged husband and instead tries to help him through the difficulty of their split up. Jennifer also gave the Fight Club actor as an example of how the public reacts to celebrity couples’ breakup.
“When Jen Aniston and Brad Pitt broke up,” she admits, “I was dying to see something that said they were getting back together.”
Maybe Jennifer Garner is a huge fan of Brad Pitt, and that’s why he was the first name that popped into her mind when she decided to fool the paparazzi about who she’s dating. Or maybe she just wanted to seek revenge on Ben Affleck, who was caught flirting with a mystery brunette while she was out in town. X17Online shared photos of the Justice League star chatting with a woman at the market while doing his daddy duties.
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