After their devastating divorces from Ben Affleck and Fergie, respectively, Jennifer Garner and Josh Duhamel could have found love again—with each other!
A new report claims that the Love, Simon co-stars have apparently been in a secret relationship “for months”, and built their alleged romance during breaks from filming.
“That’s the best time for those intimate conversations, the ones you have at the beginning of a relationship to happen,” an insider told OK! “Away from home and looking for companionship, it’s easy to see what happened.”
Considering that her split from Ben occurred due to an alleged infidelity, the source added that “anyone in Jen’s shoes, after all she went through with Ben, would doubt whether they could ever trust a man again.” However, the source noted that “Josh is truly a good guy, and spending time with him opened her up emotionally.”
And while we love the idea that Jennifer and Josh are back in the game, there’s one person who’s not as excited: Ben Affleck.
“He was asking around about it. It’s fine for Ben to move on and be with whoever he wants, but he’s not ready to see Jennifer do the same,” a source shared with Hollywood Life. “Ben’s not at all mentally prepared for Jennifer to be with another guy, especially not someone like Josh Duhamel — he’s threatened,” the source continued.
In 2015, Jen and Ben announced that they went separate ways after a 10-year marriage. They officially filed for divorce almost 2 years later, in April 2017. Affleck and Garner have three children together—Violet, Seraphina, and Samuel—whom they continue to co-parent.
As for Josh and Fergie, the couple announced their split in September 2017, after being married for eight years. The news came as a surprise to people close to the couples, parents to Axl Jack Duhamel, who had always been romantic to each other, despite their contrasting personalities.
“To be honest, hardly anyone close to him thought Josh and Fergie made a good couple. She was too wild for him. Josh is a homebody and craves the simple life,” the source says. “With Jen, he’d get that in spades. She’s very sweet and family-oriented,” the source says.
However, we should note that last year, Jennifer said in an interview that, after her split from Ben, the actress was not yet interested in romance. “I haven’t been on a date and I am not interested in dating. People want to set me up and I am just like, ‘No thank you!'”
It seems like Josh has made Jennifer change her mind!