Ben Affleck Wants Jennifer Garner Back After “Batman” Flop
When Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner were still together, there were signs of strain for a couple years before their split predictably happened. Garner seemed frustrated that her career kept taking a backseat to raising their kids when, supposedly, the pair had made an agreement to alternate their work schedules in order to split childcare responsibilities.
Anyone who has paying attention, however, will notice that Affleck has been on a serious roll in recent years. From winning an Oscar for his work behind the camera on Argo (in which he also starred, of course) to winning accolades in Gone, Girl, he’s been a busy man. DC Comics fans were, therefore, shocked (and more than a little dismayed) by the announcement that he would be portraying the Caped Crusader in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Over time, it seemed like moviegoers were willing to, at least, buy a ticket to see the film and give it a chance but things haven’t gone well. Critics and audiences alike have panned the movie and Affleck’s reaction to the criticism led to the hilarious (but rough) “Sad Affleck” viral video.
During all of this, of course, Affleck and Garner’s marriage imploded amid rumors that he had slept with their children’s nanny. Talk about adding insult to his wife’s injury! She has since filed for divorce and has been very candid about how difficult this has been for her and their three children.
The whole situation made Affleck look like an absolute jerk but, lately, the family has been spotted together, most recently while enjoying a trip to Paris. All reports are suggesting that the actor is trying to fix his family but would he be making the same effort if his superhero movie had performed better?
After years of winning, he finally faced some very humbling criticism. It’s easy to turn your back on your “boring” family life when you’re on top of the world and everyone loves you but things get lonely and scary pretty quickly when fans turn against you. Will Garner be willing to soothe his ego and take him back while he licks his wounds? Only time will tell.
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