Report claims Ben Affleck was too close to his ex for his wife's liking

Jul 2, 2015 at 12:22 p.m. ET
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The news that Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck have decided to call time on their 10 years of marriage was revealed earlier this week, and there's a lot of speculation about what could have caused the split, with the latest report being one of the most shocking.

Fans are still reeling over the fact that their favorite power couple has called it quits, but according to multiple reports about their marriage, it looks as though this was a long time coming. And now, a new report claims that Affleck's relationship with his former fiancée Jennifer Lopez may have been the final nail in the coffin, so to speak, of his marriage.

According to The Sun, since the Argo actor and Lopez reconnected at the Oscars this year, they have been in regular contact. A source close to the actor apparently told the publication, "Everyone is talking about JLo and Ben and saying it's inevitable they will get together again at some point."

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"We call them the Richard Burton and Liz Taylor of Hollywood," the source continued. "They were pretty flirty at the Oscars and have stayed in touch over email. Jennifer Garner never liked it."

But the actor's rumored closeness to his ex-girlfriend is not the only thing that has caused headlines. There are claims that he started drinking again for his role in the hit film Gone Girl. And according to the publication, he has also been absent from a number of family milestones, including Garner's birthday in April, when he reportedly took a solo trip to Canada, and Mother's Day.

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While it's easy to jump to conclusions about what happened in a celeb's failed marriage and play the blame game, none of us really knows what has been going on behind closed doors, and perhaps we should afford the couple the respect they deserve, and not speculate.

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