Jen Garner and Ben Affleck Break-Up? Say It Isn't So!

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Rumors are swirling that Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck are on the verge of a break-up.

Take it with a grain of salt, naturally, but The National Enquirer is reporting the break-up. According to Nicole Egan from People, who was on Kiss 108 in Boston this morning:

We have not been able to confirm it ... They [The National Enquirer] are right on a lot of things ...

So, is it true? Only time will tell, but in light of the recent rash of celebrity break-ups -- Jordan Bratman and Christina Aguilera; Courteney Cox and David Arquette; and Ben Harper and Laura Dern -- it wouldn't surprise me. It would make me sad, though.

Of all the couples in Hollywood, Ben and Jen seem the most "real."

They go to baseball games, just like us!

Jen goes out wearing mom clothing, just like us!

She juggles their babies, just like us!

They always struck me as a real couple and she as a real "mom," and like anyone else, the news of any divorces where there are kids involved makes me sad.

Their little girls seem sweet and their family happy. This would be Jennifer Garner's second divorce, which does beg the question: perhaps she isn't as perfect as she seems? Or maybe she's harder to be married to than it might seem. She did name her dog Martha Stewart because she presumably relates to the domestic perfectionist and we all know perfectionism can be a recipe for relationship disaster.

As with any other celebrity break-up, it's impossible to know what really goes on behind the happy facade, and reports say the two are living very separate lives and have been for a long time. This probably wouldn't make it easier on their daughters who are 4 and 1. For their sake, I hope these rumors are just that.

Would an Affleck break-up make you sad, too?

 

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