They said it was just a phase, and apparently they were right. Ben Affleck has reportedly called off his post-divorce dalliance with his and Jennifer Garner's former nanny, Christine Ouzounian — to the rejoice of spell-checkers everywhere. "He cut ties with her recently," a source tells Life & Style. "He told Christine he couldn't handle another relationship when things were still so painful and raw between him and Jen."

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Sure, that. And maybe also because you shouldn't date the nanny? I mean, I understand the siren song of convenience and all, but come on. "He had fun with [her], but it wasn't love," the source adds, wistfully.

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You know who was totally surprised by this development? Ouzounian herself, apparently, who was "blindsided" by the breakup. "When Ben finally told Christine things were over, she was pissed," another source says. "She told friends she asked him point-blank, 'What about all the things you promised me?' Ben didn't have an answer, but he knew better than to engage her any further. Christine is very upset and says Ben should be worried. In her mind, this is far from over." Oh, delightful. 

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