New Report About Jennifer Garner & Ben Affleck Sparks Debate

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What mama wants, mama gets. (Well, allegedly.) Outlets are reporting Jennifer Garner doesn't want Ben Affleck's girlfriend around their children. And it's safe to say the celeb mom's request is sparking a debate as some people think she's well within her rights to ask and others, well, not so much.

  • Jen reportedly doesn't want Ben's girlfriend, Lindsay Shookus, around their three kids.

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    "Jen doesn't want the kids around Lindsay or having her in their lives. She has many reasons," an insider told Us Weekly about the celeb mom's alleged feelings about her ex's new love spending time with their kids.

    Ben and Jennifer have three children together: daughters Violet, 12, and Serpahina, 9, and son Samuel, 6.

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  • And the reason seems to center around "the fact that Ben had an affair with her," according to a source.

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    Although outlets reported Ben and Lindsay became a couple last July, there are whispers they were hooking up as far back as 2014 when the Justice League star was still with Jennifer Garner. In fact, there are even allegations Jen once confronted Lindsay about the affair.

  • Still, this former duo still appear to be amicable, with Ben reportedly understanding and "honoring" Jennifer's request.

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    "They're good friends," the source continued to Us. "She wants him to be honest and he usually is. She tends to find out about things, and Ben is very open with her. They both want what’s best for the kids and have made a commitment to see that through."

  • News of Jen's stance toward Lindsay has people throwing in their two cents -- with a number calling out the mom of three.

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    The interwebs seem to have lots of comments about the matter.

  • Quite a few peeps think Jennifer is out of line for trying to tell Ben who can be around their children because they're now divorced.

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  • And think the actress is just being "insecure."

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    (Yikes.)

  • Others, however, are totally #TeamJen on this one and think she's well within her rights as a mother to say who can and can't be around her kids.

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  • Regardless of what's going on, we have a feeling these two will find a healthy solution.

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    After all, Ben and Jen are considered "coparenting goals" by the masses and definitely seem to have a good relationship given their family outings.

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