Is Ben Affleck searching for a role in a PG movie to win over his kids? Thatâ€™s the claim in one of the tabloids. Gossip Cop looked into the situation and weâ€™ve learned the truth.
â€śBen Goes PGâ€ť reads a headline in the latest issue of OK! The accompanying article claims the actor wants to star in a â€śfamily-friendly flickâ€ť that his three young kids will be able to see. The reason for this, alleges an â€śinsider,â€ť is that Affleck â€śfeels guilty about his poor behavior over the past few years and the way he treated their mom [Jennifer Garner].â€ť
The outletâ€™s questionable source continues, â€śHeâ€™s searching for a role in a fun, PG movie in an attempt to make amends. Heâ€™s desperate to be his kidsâ€™ hero again and thinks this is a good start.â€ť The suspicious tipster concludes, â€śBenâ€™s kids love old Disney movies like The Absent-Minded Professor, so heâ€™d love to do a remake of one of those.â€ť
The main issue with the magazineâ€™s bogus article is that Affleckâ€™s relationship with his children and estranged wife isnâ€™t at all strained. Earlier this month, Affleck and Garner took their kids to see Hello, Dolly! on Broadway. People noted that the family â€śappeared to be really happy,â€ť while the exes were both â€śengaging with the kidsâ€ť during the show.
The friendly exes have successfully co-parented their kids since their 2015 split. Garner even paid tribute to Affleck on Fatherâ€™s Day earlier this year, writing in an Instagram post, â€śOur kids are lucky to have a dad who looks at them the way you look at them and loves them the way you love them.â€ť Despite the breakup, Affleck and Garner are constantly spotted spending quality time with their three children.
Regardless, Gossip Cop checked in with a rep for Affleck, who confirms thereâ€™s no truth to the tabloidâ€™s article. In fact, it was announced last month that Affleck is attached to star in The Has-Been, a drama in which heâ€™ll play a former basketball player struggling with addiction. Suffice to say, itâ€™s not a kidsâ€™ movie. The actor is also currently circling the legal drama Witness for the Prosecution and a sequel to his R-rated action movie The Accountant.
Itâ€™s clear that Affleck is a loving father who spends a ton of time with his children and their mom. The idea that he would need to make a PG movie in order to gain his kidsâ€™ affection is simply absurd.