Oh dear. This is never a rumour that you'd want circulating. Several reports are circulating this morning regarding Ben Affleck having a relationship with former nanny Christine Ouzounian.
According to People Magazine: "Ouzounian, who has also nannied for Neil Patrick Harris, is employed at a high-end Beverly Hills babysitting agency. The report claims that she was let go after several months of working with the Affleck family, but she and Affleck remained in contact and she was photographed visiting him in L.A. on July 17."
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The story, which seems to have stemmed from a Us Weekly report, led Ben's rep to say: "The story is complete garbage and full of lies...It's shameful. We are considering legal options."
The article says: "multiple sources reveal Affleck has been dating 28-year-old California native Christine Ouzounian, a woman he and Garner hired as a nanny for their three kids this spring. The issue also features exclusive photos of the two... 'They would hang out without the kids,' explains an Ouzounian pal. 'And they were very flirty.' When Garner discovered there was something going on between her estranged husband and Ouzounian, she let the babysitter go. But the ex-sorority girl wasn't cut from Affleck’s life."
The report continues: "The pair spent time together at Affleck’s new L.A.-area rental on July 17 and, says the Ouzounian pal, were in constant contact over text and email. 'She says Ben really, really likes her,' says the friend. 'She’s saying this is true love.' (A rep for Affleck tells Us 'all allegations of a romantic relationship are baseless and untrue.' Ouzounian couldn’t be reached for comment.)
This is upsetting, but it's not true, so let's all move along.