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What is Jennifer Garner doing? Ben Affleck's ex-wife 'doesn't want to be part of circus' with Jennifer Lopez

'The last thing she wants to be doing is be dealing with Ben's love life,' said a source close to Jennifer Garner
Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck's ex-wife, and Affleck with Jennifer Lopez when they were dating in 2003 (Getty Images)
Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck's ex-wife, and Affleck with Jennifer Lopez when they were dating in 2003 (Getty Images)

The news of Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck rekindling their romance has taken over the tabloid headlines. The former lovers who almost walked down the aisle the last time they were together are braving the media frenzy about their relationship yet again. From stepping out on a date, right after Lopez broke up with her fiance Alex Rodriguez over rumors of him cheating. 

When the two-year engagement broke off, many had speculated that Affleck and Lopez stepping out meant more. Now, news has surfaced that the 'Batman' star and 'If you had my Love' hitmaker were out on a romantic getaway in Montana, where Affleck owns a home. 


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According to a report in E! News, Affleck, and Lopez were spotted holding hands before they boarded a flight out of Montana. Sources were quoted as saying that the two had some quality one-on-one time during their outdoorsy vacation. 

Jennifer Garner wants no part in 'media circus'

Jennifer Garner attends 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 19, 2020 in Los Angeles, California (Getty Images)

According to a report in E! News, a source close to Garner was quoted as saying that the star was currently focused on living her life. Her chief priority is her three children's happiness according to the source. The source further added, "The last thing she wants to be doing is be dealing with Ben's love life," and explained, "Her focus is always on the kids' happiness and Ben being a good father."

This source also said that Garner "doesn't want to be a part of the circus or media attention in any way." Garner and Affleck share three children -- Violet, 15, Seraphina, 12, and son Samuel, nine. The two were married between 2005 and 2018. 

Lopez and Affleck, on the other hand, seem to have gotten closer, not bothered by the media attention. On May 2, the two of them appeared at the VAX LIVE concert which was held to raise funds for vaccine doses that would help bring equity to the distribution of vaccines across the globe. It was right after this that the two of them flew to Montana state's Yellowstone Club. The two were even spotted when they drove to the airport together -- Affleck in the driver's seat, while Lopez sat beside him on the passenger side. 

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez attend the premiere of 'Gigli' at the Mann National Theatre July 27, 2003 in Westwood, California (Getty Images)

A source close to Lopez shared that she and Affleck "have been in touch here and there throughout the years." The source also added that things only heated up recently after Affleck called Lopez to check up on her. The source explained, "Ben reached out to her to see how she was doing and they had dinner together a few times within this last month. It's natural between them and the chemistry is unreal. They picked up where they last left off and are enjoying each other's company right now."

A source also noted that the actor met Lopez on April 30 before Lopez's concert was set to take place, but the report also noted that the two were still friends at this point.