Who doesn’t love a good divorce cliché? And here’s a classic: Ben Affleck is reportedly following up his split from Jennifer Garner by shacking up with … his kids’ nanny, Christine Ouzounian, according to Us Weekly. Come on, Ben. The nanny? That’s just tacky. Have you learned nothing from Jude Law?
Anyway, Ouzounian stared working for Affleck and Garner during the couple’s alleged secret 10-month trial separation, and sparks just kind of started flying. As they do. “They would hang out without the kids, and they were very flirty,” a source says. “She says Ben really, really likes her. She’s saying this is true love.” Of course she is. Because a grumpy movie star just out of a 10-year marriage is what relationship stability is made of.
Garner, as you might imagine, was not so pleased when she reportedly found out about their extracurricular dealings and promptly fired the Arizona State University grad. But spellcheck-defier Ouzounian has still been in text and email contact with Affleck and even spent some time at his newly minted L.A. bachelor pad earlier this month. So there.
Affleck, for his part, is having none of this nanny-dating story. His rep tells E! News that the “story is not true. It’s tabloid journalism hiding behind blind sources. It’s a shameful ploy to stay relevant for the magazine. We are considering legal options.” Oh snap.