Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck were married for 12 years and to many, were the epitome of the perfect couple. Garner the Aries and Affleck a Leo were viewed as a high-profile, energetic couple with a good chance at making it for the long haul. The two met while filming Pearl Harbor and also co-starred in Daredevil. The couple parents three children and share custody of their two daughters and son. In 2017, the Hollywood couple divorced amidst reports that Ben Affleck had an affair with the family nanny.
Garner isn’t the first celebrity to have experienced his or her partner engaging in inappropriate behavior with employees. Whether nannies, bodyguards, or personal assistants, Jude Law, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Heidi Klum, Gavin Rossdale, Ethan Hawke, and former president Bill Clinton are just some of the names who are known to have cheated with employees.
While Jennifer Garner isn’t the first to add a partner’s affair with the help to a list of grievances when the relationship ended, she is one of the few who have continued to show loving support for her ex.
New reports state that when Ben Affleck relapsed following a split with his girlfriend, it was Jennifer Garner who not only arrived to show Affleck support but after speaking with him, drove him to rehab where he checked in for residential treatment.
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On Thursday morning, social media networks were buzzing with the news that Ben Affleck was back in rehab, but more surprising to the public was that Jennifer Garner was the one who drove them there. Some celebrated Garner’s selflessness in helping Affleck while others felt it was time for her to move on with her own life and leave Affleck to his own demise.
Over the weekend, tabloids shared photos of Affleck with 22-year-old Playboy model Shauna Sexton and while the Internet tried to figure out if the two were an item, it appears Jennifer Garner was planning how to help her ex-husband find the sobriety he desperately seeks.
Though some people responded towards Ben Affleck with negativity and blamed him for putting Jennifer in the position of coming to his defense, many reminded those that alcoholism is a disease and must be treated as such.
Fans quickly pointed out that no one should ever be shamed for seeking sobriety or breaking the cycle of drug and alcohol addiction.
What are your thoughts? Do you agree with those who praise Jennifer Garner for always having Ben Affleck’s back or do you agree with those who think she should let Affleck fend for himself?