Ben Affleck has been through a lot in recent months, and according to a new report, alcohol and drugs aren’t the only things he is struggling with. The Gone Girl actor is devastated that his ex-wife, Jennifer Garner, has found herself a new man.
An insider says that Affleck “somehow thought Jen might stay single forever and that no man would ever spend any time with his kids.”
According to Radar Online, Garner started dating food group CEO John Miller six months ago, and they recently made their relationship public.
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“Although [Ben] hasn’t been short of women since splitting with Jen, she avoided dating until she met John,” the source noted. “She made a point of never introducing him to her children until her divorce was official.”
The insider says that Affleck and Garner’s three children – Violet, 12, Seraphina, 9, and Sam, 6 – have met Miller, and when Affleck recently met up with them, they kept talking about how much fun their mommy’s new friend is. The kids also said that Miller knows how to cook and doesn’t like alcohol, and that reportedly got to Affleck.
His feelings of sadness and devastation are most likely something he hasn’t had to confront until now, and an insider says that Affleck is worried about Miller having a relationship with his kids. The actor did realize that there could be a stepfather in his kids’ future, but this new development has made him feel “like a total failure.”
Affleck has dated quite a bit since he broke up with Garner. He was in a relationship with Saturday Night Live producer Lindsay Shookus for about a year. And then just a couple weeks after they broke up, he started dating Playboy model Shauna Sexton before going to rehab at the end of August.
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Affleck and Sexton broke up not long after he got out of rehab in early October.
Even though Affleck and Garner are now officially divorced, they do plan on spending the holidays together with their kids in Montana. An insider says Garner is also planning on spending time with Miller and would also love to get away with him. She is enjoying spending time with him and getting to know him.
The source added that Garner and Miller want to be together as much as they can, and they have already enjoyed a few quick getaways. She is excited to have some downtime during the holiday season and to have a new person to spend time with.
Ben Affleck has not publicly commented on Jennifer Garner’s love life.