It has been three years since Jennifer Garner split from Ben Affleck, but even though their divorce is not yet final, the actress’ friends are ready to find her a new man. A new report claims that Garner’s pals are setting her up with eligible bachelors, so she can find the man that she deserves.
“Jen’s friends all think she’s the most amazing woman to walk the planet and that Ben was crazy to ever let her go,” explains an insider. “They see her as extremely kind, funny and beautiful and are desperate to set her up with someone.”
The source also claims that Garner’s friends have “a list of suitors” that would love the opportunity to take the Peppermint star on a date, and when things calm down with Affleck, she will finally be ready to move on and start dating and meet someone new.
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Garner has not dated anyone since breaking up with her estranged husband, but the insider says that the mom-of-three better be ready for some speed dating because her A-list friends are competing to find the right guy for her.
It has been a busy few weeks for the actress. She has been hitting the press circuit to promote her new movie Peppermint, and she also staged an intervention for Affleck and took him to a Malibu rehab facility for alcohol abuse.
While Garner is doing her best to move on, Affleck has been working on his sobriety, and he has also been getting hot and heavy with 22-year-old Playboy model Shauna Sexton. Cameras spotted Affleck and Sexton together just days before he entered rehab, and she has also been spotted at his home when he goes there for his weekly workouts.
But, according to Entertainment Tonight, Affleck’s friends are a bit worried about his relationship with Sexton, and insiders are saying that helping the Gone Girl actor through this process has been difficult. The advice during rehab is to hold off on a relationship, but Affleck isn’t listening. Sources say that Affleck’s closest friends were hoping that Sexton was just a fling that would end when he got to rehab, but the two are getting closer every day.
Apparently, the more time he spends with Sexton, the more he wants to go home.
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The concern is that Sexton isn’t sober, and even though she has been a strong support system for Affleck and has attended some of his therapy sessions, it doesn’t appear that she wants to give him the space he needs to stay in treatment.
Affleck has left the rehab facility for outings with Sexton, and this has been hard on his ex-girlfriend, Lindsay Shookus, say insiders. At first, she was supporting Affleck, but since he is now relying more on Sexton instead of Shookus, it has been devastating for the SNL producer.
Shookus had believed that Affleck would get sober, and they could work things out, but things aren’t happening that way.
As for Jennifer Garner, she wants Ben Affleck to focus on getting sober instead of a new relationship, but she knows that ultimately that is up to him. The actor has committed to 28 days of rehab, and everyone hopes that this will be the last time.