Jennifer Garner never turned to Scientology to deal with her split from Ben Affleck, despite a report from a year ago claiming the actress was embracing the religion. Gossip Cop debunked the story when it first emerged 12 months ago. Time has proven it false.
On July 30, 2017, Gossip Cop called out Star for suggesting that Garner was becoming a Scientologist following the news that her estranged husband was dating â€śSaturday Night Liveâ€ť producer Lindsay Shookus. At the time, the magazine said the actress was spotted leaving the office of a therapist â€śwho offers neurofeedback,â€ť a type of therapy that analyzes brainwaves and is â€śsimilarâ€ť to a method used by the Church of Scientology.
Of course, thereâ€™s a major distinction between â€śturning to Scientologyâ€ť and using a technique thatâ€™s â€śsimilarâ€ť to one used by the religion. It should also be noted, there was no real evidence that Garner even tried neurofeedback at all. Regardless, a mutual pal of ours and the actress told us this time last year that she wasnâ€™t becoming a Scientologist because she found out that Affleck had a new romantic partner. 365 days later, Garner still isnâ€™t a member of the controversial religion.
As opposed to becoming a Scientologist, Garner has attended services at the Methodist church in the Pacific Palisades nearly every Sunday for the past year. In fact, Garner, Affleck and their kids attended church together just a few weeks after Starâ€™s bogus story was published. The exes and their kids have been spotted at their local church countless times since then. Itâ€™s clear that Garner is embracing her faith right alongside her estranged husband, not turning to another religion to deal with whatever issues they may have.
To further indicate how poorly the tabloidâ€™s story has held up, Garner was spotted at her local Sunday church service just this past Sunday. And while the actress is constantly photographed outside of her Methodist church, sheâ€™s never once been spotted near the Scientology headquarters in Los Angeles or any other city.
Unfortunately, Star hasnâ€™t gotten any better at accurately reporting about Garnerâ€™s personal life over the past year. Earlier this month, Gossip Cop debunked the magazineâ€™s ridiculous cover story alleging that Garner and Shookus were both pregnant with Affleckâ€™s baby. The passage of time almost always proves old tabloid stories to be definitively false. Garnerâ€™s non-conversion to Scientology is yet another example of how Gossip Cop strives for accuracy when covering celebrity news.