Batmobile needed! Ben Affleck was photographed for the first time since Us Weekly broke the news of his romance with nanny Christine Ouzounian last month. The Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice star, 42, was snapped driving his Dodge to a private airport in Los Angeles on Friday, Aug. 7. According to sources, the actor is en route to Atlanta, Ga., where his family and estranged wife, Jennifer Garner, 43, have been residing while Garner films Miracles From Heaven.
Prior to returning to L.A. for work, the Oscar winner had been hiding out in his 50-acre, secluded Savannah property, spending time with Boston pals, insiders revealed to Us. His return to Georgia, however, won’t be received too warmly, considering Garner has been avoiding her ex since the scandal broke, sources exclusively tell Us Weekly in the new issue.
“She hasn’t been responding to his texts either,” the insider tells Us of the Dallas Buyers Club actress. “She refuses to speak to him about anything other than the kids and has shut him out.” Affleck and Garner are parents to Violet, 9, Seraphina, 6, and Samuel, 3.
But news of Ouzounian’s relationship with her soon-to-be ex-husband didn’t come as a surprise to the mom of three. Sources tell Us that Garner and Affleck’s 10-year union “was already broken beyond repair” and that “she was disgusted with Ben anyway.” (A rep for Affleck tells Us “all allegations of a romantic relationship are baseless and untrue.” Garner’s rep couldn’t be reached for comment.)
Affleck, for his part, continues to deny the affair, and is hoping Garner will too. “Ben wants Jen to deny his relationship with Christine,” another source tells Us. “At this point,” the insider adds, however, “she wants nothing to do with Ben.”
“She will facilitate him seeing the kids, but other than that, she is finished,” the source close to Garner concludes. “What happened with Christine is the ultimate betrayal.”
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