They’ve been gushing over one another in interviews as they promote their new movies recently, but insiders say Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner’s lovey-dovey talk is designed to hide their real-life marital crisis!
“They have a lot of pressure on their shoulders to publicize the heck out of these movies, and in doing so they need to appear to have a picture perfect marriage,” a source tells Star. “But really, Jen is unhappy, and she doesn’t trust Ben.”
Besides the fact, as Star previously reported, Ben’s gambling obsession has become a problem, sources now claim that the actor may have gotten too cozy for Jen’s comfort with his sexy Gone Girl costar Emily Ratajkowski — who, ironically, played his mistress in the film!
“They definitely got extremely close during filming,” the insider explains. “They were always flirting and laughing together, just like two kids. There wasn’t much to do in town, so they just spent a lot of time hanging out in their trailers or at the hotel.”
Emily’s rep maintains that her relationship with Ben on set was “completely professional,” but a few months after filming wrapped, the Blurred Lines video star broke up with her boyfriend of nearly two years. Meanwhile, Ben and Jen’s rep says there’s no trouble in the marriage and that the couple are “rock solid,” but a friend of the pair disagrees.
“If Jen found out that he and Emily did have an affair, she would definitely divorce him,” says the insider. “She’s put up with his crap for many years, so you’d better believe the divorce would be nasty.”
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