Jennifer Garner did not âblockâ Ben Affleck and Lindsay Shookusâ wedding, despite reports. Gossip Cop can debunk untrue these stories. As weâve already reported, the actor is not ready to marry his girlfriend, regardless of the status of his separation from Garner.
Sister outlets the National Enquirer and RadarOnline published identical articles on Wednesday contending Garner ârefuses to sign her divorce papers,â thereby preventing Affleck from tying the knot with Shookus, âwhoâs rumored to be pregnant.â The publications accuse Garner of âstonewalling Affleckâs demand to finally put an end to their two-year divorce battle â because she doesnât want her ex to marryâ the âSaturday Night Liveâ producer, âeven if sheâs expecting.â The same so-called âinsiderâ is quoted in both stories as saying, âBen is trying to speed things along in their divorce but Jen is stalling.â
Without offering any specifics, this supposed source alleges, âEvery attempt heâs made is met with resistance.â Affleck is described as âfrustratedâ and âangry,â with the purported snitch also claiming, âLindsay is living in L.A. with him and she intends to stay.â Itâs a huge red flag, though, that this questionable âinsiderâ makes all these assertions, yet doesnât seem to know for sure whether Shookus is pregnant.
Thereâs further reason to be skeptical of this specious snitch when itâs claimed âfriends are sayingâ Garner is allegedly delaying the divorceâ because âLindsayâs encroaching upon her territory to become Mrs. Affleck.â The phrase âfriends are sayingâ indicates that this purported âinsiderâ doesnât have any firsthand knowledge of what is or isnât going on, nor do the tabloid and the website. Thereâs more suspicious phrasing when itâs asserted, âNow sheâs hearing what people are saying â that Lindsayâs pregnant â and sheâs terrified sheâll lose Ben and that heâll marry Lindsay.â
Garner neednât fixate on what âpeople are sayingâ when she could simply ask Affleck herself, making this contention particularly illogical. Thereâs also a factual error in the line about a âtwo-year divorce battle.â Not only has there not been a âbattle,â but two years havenât passed since the estranged spouses filed their legal papers. Garner and Affleck filed for divorce in 2017, with the one-year anniversary just coming a few months ago in April.
The claim that Shookus âintends to stayâ in L.A. is also wrong. People has already reported that while she and Affleck are spending the summer together in Los Angeles, âShe maintains a residence in New York City and will have to be on the East Coast more once the new season of âSNLâ begins filming in the fall.â
As for a marriage between Affleck and Shookus, âEntertainment Tonightâ recently reported that he âin no rush to get married again,â and âisnât ready to propose.â And Garner is not the reason why. Rather, the outlet explained Affleck âwants to take things slow for the sake of his sobriety. Heâs actually been told to take it slow and heâs heeding that advice.â
In fact, Gossip Cop already busted RadarOnline earlier this week for falsely claiming Affleck and Shookus want to have a âshotgun weddingâ in Hawaii. It was also alleged in that piece that the Emmy winner is âexpecting.â But in addition to having no sign of a baby bump, E! Online recently reported that Shookus was drinking wine on a double date with Affleck and her parents late last month.
Conclusion: There are a number of provable errors throughout these articles from Radar and its sister tabloid, the Enquirer. They both wrongly claim itâs been âtwo yearsâ since Affleck and Garner filed for divorce, and untruthfully maintain Shookus is planning to âstayâ on the West Coast permanently. And while the publications contend she and Affleck are ready to wed and may have a baby on the way, thereâs substantial evidence and reliable reporting from others in the media that show none of that is accurate.
Meanwhile, no proof is offered to back up any of the allegations, including the claim that Garner is âblockingâ a (nonexistent) wedding from happening by holding up a divorce. On top of all this, Affleckâs rep tells Gossip Cop on the record that there is âno truthâ to this narrative.