Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner's divorce has gotten plenty of publicity, and there has been considerable speculation about how the movie stars are doing. Surprisingly, a popular entertainment magazine purports to have answers in a new cover story. Based on the title of the article, "Jennifer Garner: Life After Heartbreak," one might guess the 45-year-old Hollywood actress opened up about how life is different in the wake of the split. However, Garner now says she did not pose for the cover photo and made no contribution to the story at all. Garner took to social media to express her dismay, writing,
With three kids--Violet Affleck, Seraphina Affleck, and Samuel Affleck--Jennifer Garner has to be wary of misleading reports. In the statement, which Garner posted to Facebook, the Juno and Miracles from Heaven actress proved she is not pleased with outlets discussing her relationship and making it seem as if she were involved. However, it wasn't all an angry post. She also infused some truth-in-jest humor, joking,
The content of the cover story is not so damaging, but the story does rely on "sources" reportedly close to the couple to explain how Garner is "happy, healing and looking forward to a bright future." As lovely as that sentiment might be, it might have carried more weight if it had come from Garner herself. Moreover, Affleck and Garner could still be working out aspects of their divorce. Until the celebrities figure out everything, a tight lid will likely be kept on the details.
A representative for People gave a statement to E! about the incident, noting,
Ben Affleck or Jennifer Garner might one day offer candid remarks about the divorce and the road ahead, but now is probably not the time. After all, it has been but weeks since the pair filed for divorce. There could be loose ends to square away before either celebrity can even reflect in earnest on the full experience in the way the article seems to suggest Garner has. And that's OK.
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