Despite comments to the contrary from Ben Affleck's reps, friends of Christine Ouzounian continue to claim the pair were involved in a romantic relationship. On Wednesday, it was reported that the 28-year-old believed she and the "Batman" actor were in love. His rep came forward shortly after denouncing that story as "complete garbage." Still, rumors continue to swirl about the relationship between Affleck and his children's former nanny as new details emerge.
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According to People magazine, Ouzounian told friends that her tryst with Affleck, 48, began shortly after she was hired. She said they regularly met at the Hotel Bel Air -- which an Affleck source claimed was "not true." A friend of Ouzounian told the publication she was shown photos of the nanny sitting on Affleck's lap and kissing him. The source added that Ouzounian was warned on several occasions that the affair would end in heartbreak, but refused to listen.
"For Christine, it was a relationship," the source said. "A friend warned her she was going to end up heartbroken."
Even as new information comes out from people claiming to know Ouzounian, Affleck sources continue to deny there was ever an extramarital affair. One source told People the pair had "a work relationship and a friendship," but nothing more. The site reports that "there has never been a romantic or sexual relationship."
As previously reported, sources close to Ouzounian told Us Weekly she and Affleck bonded while playing with his three children together. The pair were said to be "very flirty" with one another and spent a lot of time together in Affleck's rental home. The sources said Ouzounian and Affleck were in regular contact through texts and email. In the same story Us featured comments from the actor's rep, decrying the claims as "shameful."
In the meantime, Affleck and Garner continue to focus on their children as they work to finalize their divorce plans. They estranged couple was recently spotted spending time together as a family at a school fair in Atlanta. Affleck, Garner and their three children are currently living on a rental property in Georgia while the 43-year-old actress works on "Miracles From Heaven." She and her children are said to be living in the main house on the property while Affleck has taken up residence in a guest home.
The couple plan to continue this living arrangement upon returning home to Los Angeles, though they have rented a second property there as a backup. Affleck is said to have rented a home just up the street from the one he and Garner once shared. He will reportedly live in the house, which once belonged to Brooke Shields, while renovations are done on their 8,000-square-foot home.