Did a “furious” Ben AffleckScream at his ex-wife Jennifer Garner in a “public display of rage”? One tabloid reports that Affleck’s been stressing over his relationship with Jennifer LopezAs well as other holiday complications. Gossip CopWe looked into the rumor.
Ben Affleck’s ‘Brutal Screamfest’ With Jennifer Garner?
A recent issue National Enquirer ran an article under the headline “Ben’s Brutal Screamfest With Jen!” According to the report, Ben Affleck “unloaded” on his ex-wife and mother of his three children, Jennifer Garner, while the two stood on a busy street. The tabloid included photographs of the two of them as evidence of the alleged confrontation between their ex-spouses.
Affleck was wearing a white mask that made it difficult to determine his expression. However, you can see him pointing at Garner while making wide gestures with both his hands and his arms. Garner, on the other hand, is calmly standing with her hands clasped in front of her face, clearly listening to what Affleck is saying.
What was the Alleged Fight About
To their credit, neither they EnquireThey or their suspicious source claim to have knowledge of the conversation between the former couple. Affleck, however, is described as “screaming hysterically” in Garner’s direction. Though they clearly have no clue what the alleged fight was about, the tabloid’s so-called “insiders” insisted that Affleck was struggling to balance out the demands of the holidays with the demands of his “high-maintenance galpal” Jennifer Lopez.
According to one source, Lopez gives Affleck “a list of daily demands that would be enough to make anyone lose their cool.” Lopez’s alleged “demanding” behavior is a favorite trope with the tabloids, so we’re not feeling too charitable towards this latest diva charge against the Hustlers star.
Garner Stays Calm While Affleck ‘Ranted And Raved’ – Insider
“Ben always had a short fuse, but this is not cool behavior,” one tipster said, adding, “It’s both shocking and unacceptable for him to shout and scream like that in front of Jennifer. It is not clear what caused him to act this way. But thankfully, Jen managed to stay calm and composed while he ranted and raved.” This incident is just the latest that has painted Affleck in a poor light when it comes to his relationship with his ex-wife.
Recent comments he made in a Howard Stern interview regarding Garner were criticized by many. Many believed he meant to blame Garner for his drinking habits. Although he later claimed that this was not his intention, many felt that the damage had already been done. The source continued, “Poor Jen has the patience of a saint. Still, she shouldn’t have to put up with this kind of behavior under any circumstances.”
Affleck apparently holds his wife in high esteem, often going to her for advice and, despite their divorce, sees her now as “more of a big sister or kindly aunt than an ex.” Regardless of his stress, the source concluded ominously, “he needs to watch his step with Jennifer. She’ll only put up with so much.”
What’s Going On With Ben Affleck?
It’s interesting that all of these sources know exactly why Ben Affleck supposedly screamed “hysterically” in Jennifer Garner’s face, but with all that supposed screaming going on, no one knew what he was saying. That’s very convenient. Affleck does look impassioned in the photos, but that’s not any indication that the two were fighting.
There’s video of the interaction between them and at certain points it’s possible to hear raised voices over the noise of the traffic, but the two are definitely not screaming at each other. In publically accessible footage of the fight, you can see the so-called “screamfest” for yourself. This just seems like a couple of co-parents cruising the breeze after a parent-teacher conference.
It’s not surprising, then, that the Enquire would take a few out of context photos and use them to drum up a scandal that doesn’t exist. This outlet has been shamefully incorrect when it came to reporting about Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez.
The outlet once claimed Lopez was fed up with Affleck’s smoking habit, which we covered here. The tabloid also likes to claim Lopez is so controlling of Affleck’s behavior that she put him on a “strict routine,” despite the fact that he allegedly hated it. You can read our report on the rumor here. We’ll warn you, the EnquireHas a commitment to being cruel and nasty that requires a strong stomach.