Jen's Side of the Story
Life & Style US|July 15, 2024
As Ben Affleck's marriage to Jennifer Lopez crumbles, first wife Jennifer Garner steps in to help him - again
Jen's Side of the Story

He snapped. On June 23, after pulling away from the Beverly Hills mansion he, until May, shared with second wife Jennifer Lopez, Ben Affleck suddenly stopped, reversed and slammed on his brakes. Jumping out of his car, the Osca r w inner got into a photog rapper’s face and began scolding the man for blinding him with flashes as he exited the property he and J. Lo are now selling for $65 million amid relentless speculation that their nearly two-year marriage is beyond repair. “It’s not surprising Ben lashed out like that,” says a source, “because he’s close to his breaking point.”

The past few months have been difficult for Ben and J. Lo as they navigate what’s next. Their marriage drama has also created new challenges for

Ben’s first wife, Jennifer Garner, who in recent weeks has been spending more time with the troubled star and recovering alcoholic. She was even pictured punching a code into a call box to let herself into his $100,000-amonth rent a l in L A’s Brentwood neighborhood on June 15.

“People close to Ben have been concerned about him for some time. He’s in a bad place and has been isolating,” reveals the source. “Jen’s opening up to friends like never before about it, explaining why she’s been so involved lately and is often seen visiting Ben. She wants to finally share her side of the story.”

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