Ben Affleck Faces Heat for Garner Hangout Sans JLo

Hollywood's intricate relationships take another unexpected turn

by Zain ul Abedin
Ben Affleck Faces Heat for Garner Hangout Sans JLo
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In recent events that have left the internet abuzz, Hollywood A-lister Ben Affleck has been caught in the crossfire of public scrutiny. This comes on the heels of his surprise July 2022 wedding to Jennifer Lopez. A series of photos that surfaced, featuring him with his former spouse, Jennifer Garner, has drawn significant backlash from the public.

Published by OK! magazine, these candid snapshots captured the "Armageddon" star in what seemed like a casual conversation with Garner, standing alongside his sleek black Mercedes-Benz. But it wasn't just this single incident that has raised eyebrows. Barely a week before, on September 15, the pair was photographed sharing a notably intimate embrace.

Fans React to Affleck-Garner Meetings

What seems like a benign reunion to some has been met with fierce reactions from many social media users. The digital uproar saw fans and followers expressing their concerns and theories. Among the myriad comments, one particularly sharp-tongued user remarked, “Affleck appears more at ease being public with his ex-wife than with JLo, making Lopez seem like a mere 'side chick'."

Further echoing this sentiment, another user chimed in, suggesting Lopez should "seriously reconsider her marital ties with Affleck." Meanwhile, others have speculated about the frequency of these unexpected rendezvous. One such comment reads, "In the span of the last 2.5 years, there haven't been any paparazzi shots of Affleck with Garner. But now, suddenly twice in two weeks and an Italian escapade too? Is a Bennifer split on the horizon? It's heartbreaking to witness this play out for JLo."

In a brief retrospect, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner decided to part ways officially in 2018. Fast forward a few years, and Affleck rekindled his romance with singer and actress Jennifer Lopez in April 2022. Their whirlwind love story led them to the altar in a glitzy Las Vegas ceremony in July of the same year. But with these recent developments, one can't help but ponder the complexities of Hollywood relationships and the unrelenting gaze of the public eye.

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