Ben Affleck was spotted chatting it up with his children's nanny, Christine Ouzounian, at his rented LA home on July 17. What would normally be a totally innocuous and appropriate meeting is a bit problematic, considering that just a week later, reports surfaced that the two had been carrying on an affair. Ben and Christine — a 28-year-old California native who began caring for Violet, Seraphina, and Samuel in the Spring — looked smiley and happy while talking in the driveway. Despite their closeness, sources close to Ben have continued to deny a relationship between the two, saying that he is "friendly, but it's not always meant to be flirty," and adding, "This was a very close relationship with someone who was taking care of the most important people in his life."
Ben and Jennifer Garner announced their plans to divorce in July, and it wasn't long after before rumors of the Gone Girl star's infidelity spread. Since their split, the couple has been spending time in Atlanta with their kids, where Jennifer is filming Miracles From Heaven and keeping a smile on her face. Ben did come back to the West Coast to attend Comic-Con and the ESPY Awards, and he kept tongues wagging when he was photographed both with and without his wedding ring.