Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner recently announced their split, and now a photo is making the rounds online of Ben laughing with their nanny after she drove his car to the rental house where he was staying last month.
The duo were snapped by paparazzi after Christine Ouzounian–who has worked for Affleck and Garner since last spring–reportedly drove Ben’s car to the house late at night and he walked outside to meet her. Although they aren’t doing anything in the photo other than laughing together, several sources have reported to media outlets that Ouzounian has spoken to many friends about her time with Ben, saying it was more than a fling.
“For Christine, it was a real relationship. They had even talked about plans for celebrating his upcoming birthday,” a source told People.
Jennifer Garner hasn’t spoken publicly about the alleged affair or the split, but she reportedly hasn’t taken any days off from filming her next project, Miracles From Heaven. The photo of Ben and Christine was allegedly taken on July 17, and sources say she joined the couple in the Bahamas a few weeks before when they made the decision to end things. There, Garner reportedly learned about the affair.
Ben Affleck has denied all allegations through his rep; he and Christine reportedly became close when Garner was away, filming in Canada.
“There was always a speck of doubt in Jen’s mind about separating but that’s now gone. She is very angry. To Jen, this is the ultimate betrayal,” a source said.