Jennifer Garner remains one of Hollywoodâ€™s most likeable stars. She sells movies and magazine covers, something that is not lost on the tabloids. As a result, the gossip media tends to use the actress for a lot of made-up stories. Gossip Cop is taking a look at five recent rumors about Garner below.
In mid-April, RadarOnline announced Liam Neeson was â€śtakenâ€ť with Garner, who was deemed his â€śultimate dream woman.â€ť The website quoted a so-called â€śinsider,â€ť who maintained the â€śfascinationâ€ť was â€śmutual.â€ť Claimed this supposed source, â€śThey are flirting with the idea of going on an actual date.â€ť Of course, the stars have yet to be seen together, and fans shouldnâ€™t be hoping theyâ€™ll step out on a red carpet any time soon. A rep for Neeson exclusively told Gossip Cop that the romance report was complete â€śB.S.â€ť
Just days later, the siteâ€™s sister publication, OK!, published a crazy story claiming Garner was pregnant, and the father might be estranged husband Ben Affleck, Love, Simon co-star Josh Duhamel or a â€śmystery man.â€ť In highly suspicious language, an alleged â€śsourceâ€ť maintained, â€śThereâ€™s talk in Jenâ€™s circle that she could be expecting. The rumor is that sheâ€™s in the early stages and still deciding how to handle the situation.â€ť This â€śtalk,â€ť however, was all wrong. A rep for Garner had already confirmed to Gossip Cop that she wasnâ€™t involved with anyone, and that was backed up by â€śEntertainment Tonight,â€ť which reported Garner has â€ślittle interestâ€ť in dating. There was no secret relationship and no pregnancy.
Meanwhile, NW wanted readers to believe Garner and Affleck were giving their marriage â€śanother shot.â€ť A purported â€śsourceâ€ť claimed the actor was â€śhanging onto the hope that theyâ€™ll get back together,â€ť while sheâ€™d â€ślove for them to be a family again.â€ť The outlet even went as far as claiming they had decided to â€śrevive their marriage.â€ť But this wasnâ€™t the least bit factual. Though People reported that the dynamic between Affleck and Garner was â€śpretty goodâ€ť one year after their divorce filing, they had no intention of reconciling romantically. On the contrary, their friendly relationship is to benefit their kids, and Affleck remains committed to girlfriend Lindsay Shookus.
The National Enquirer recently opted to go in a somewhat different direction, alleging Garner was spending time with Affleck to get him â€śback into shape.â€ť But the publication insisted she had ulterior motive, contending she was â€śgetting a kick out of controlling his workouts and dietâ€ť after he â€śwrecked their marriage with his boozing, gambling and cheating.â€ť While boasting that she was â€śenjoying watching him suffer,â€ť the tabloidâ€™s â€śinsiderâ€ť also claimed Garner was doing Affleck a â€śfavor,â€ť since he needed to slim down to play Batman again. As Gossip Cop pointed out, however, Affleck isnâ€™t even sure if heâ€™ll be suiting up as Batman again, and while heâ€™s been seen working out with Shookus, he and Garner are more likely to be spotted with their kids at church.
Most recently, OK! abandoned its pregnancy narrative last week for a piece claiming Garner was heartbroken over Duhamel getting supposedly cozy with Megan Fox. Here, the magazine maintained the â€śAliasâ€ť star was dealing with another â€śromantic letdownâ€ť because the actor was more interested in Fox than her. But Gossip Cop had already debunked untrue claims of a blossoming relationship between both pairs, and Garner and Duhamel themselves even laughed off rumors about them dating. The outlet was now trying to make a love triangle, even though Duhamel wasnâ€™t involved with her or with the married Fox. This angle was just as fictitious as Garnerâ€™s nonexistent pregnancy.
Though Garner is happily single as she raises three children and continues her successful career, the gossip media still prefers to focus on her love life. That apparently means putting her into phony relationships, love triangles, pregnancies and reunions. These scenarios rarely resemble reality, and, as explained above, thereâ€™s usually plenty of readily available evidence to disprove them. Fans should keep that in mind the next time these tabloids are on display.