“The Martian” actor Matt Damon does not want his childhood friend Ben Affleck, 43, to reconcile with Jennifer Garner. Affleck and Garner announced their divorce in June but have been seen together several times since then, giving rise to speculation that they may be working to reconcile.
“Matt believes Ben’s marriage was in shambles way before the nanny,” an insider told OK! Magazine, adding: “There was too much anger there.” Affleck is rumored to be dating Christine Ouzounian, who was the former nanny of the couple’s three children -- Violet, 9, Seraphina, 6, and Samuel, 3.
The source also said that if Garner, 43, had “just loosened up a bit, things could have been different.”
The report added that the couple is currently working on their relationship through marriage counseling. However, according to the latest issue of National Enquirer, the “Gone Girl” actor is dating his former girlfriend Jennifer Lopez, 46. The National Enquirer said the two were seen “hugging and kissing in front of her family and friends” in a video. But Gossip Cop, which debunks gossips, said Affleck and Lopez were not together as the video was taken when they were dating between 2002 and 2004.
Garner and Affleck were spotted Thursday in Los Angeles looking glum and somber, the Daily Mail reported. The two have been married for 10 years and reports after their divorce announcement even claimed that they were living together in their $45 million California home in the Pacific Palisades, which they are reportedly planning to sell soon.