In an unusual move on Wednesday, Jennifer Garner took to Facebook to clear up a press matter.
The 45-year-old beauty said she did not participate in a People magazine cover story – which came out earlier that morning – specifying she did not pose for the magazine nor did she give the publication quotes.
The star added she has ‘three wonderful kids and my family is complete.’ The story focused on her split from Ben Affleck and how she has had difficulty moving on since losing the great love of her life.
That same morning the Miracles From Heaven actress was seen laughing with her two daughters Seraphina, 11, and Violet, eight, in Los Angeles.
Happy lady: Jennifer Garner looked to be having fun with her daughters Violet, left, and Seraphina, right, on Wednesday morning in LA; the same day she took to Facebook to shoot down a People cover story
Hee hee: The 45-year-old actress held onto two books, a cup of coffee and some cash as she laughed with her girl
Unusual: Garner’s note began: ‘It has been brought to my attention that there is a People magazine cover and article out today that appear to be coming from me’
Garner made the cover this week
Garner’s note read: ‘It has been brought to my attention that there is a People magazine cover and article out today that appear to be coming from me.
‘It isn’t unusual for me to receive calls from loved ones thinking I forgot to tell them I am pregnant–with twins!–(Geez Louise), but those are so ridiculous they’re easy to ignore.’
The 13 Going On 30 actress continued: ‘This isn’t a tragedy by any measure, but it does affect me and my family and so, before my mom’s garden club lights up her phone, I wanted to set the record straight: I did not pose for this cover. I did not participate in or authorize this article.’
The star ended with: ‘While we are here, for what it’s worth: I have three wonderful kids and my family is complete. Have a beautiful day, Love, Jen.’
Not happy: The beauty may have shot down the People story because it depicted her as not being able to let go of the A lister who had romanced their nanny in 2015
In the cover story, sources claimed the beauty is still not ready to date almost two years after she separated from Affleck.
‘She still says Ben was the love of her life,’ a friend told the publication. ‘She’s certainly not jumping up and down and screaming, “I’m single!” and planning dates.’
But Ben has been dating already, People alleged. The women he has been squiring have not been named. ‘He is not seeing anyone seriously,’ added an insider.
Good friends: The two, seen here in April in LA<,went to couples therapy ‘for years’
It was stressed that Garner is a catch as she has a thriving career (her new film Wakefield co-stars Bryan Cranston).
But one day she will think of romance again, it was alleged.
‘She will eventually [date], but it will be a while before she does,’ added a source.
‘This has really been the most difficult decision for her. But it’s time to focus on the future.’
Children first: Together they have three kids: Violet, 11, Seraphina, eight, and Samuel, five. Here she is seen on May 25 with her son and her mother Patricia
But marriage could happen once again, said a friend, because she loves the idea of a grounded family.
‘She seems happy to be single and able to move forward. She has a very positive attitude about the future,’ it was added.
The cover story also claimed that Ben and Jen tried hard to work it out, even going through couples therapy for years.
Together they have three kids: Violet, Seraphina and Samuel, five.
No longer housemates: Garner split from Affleck nearly two years ago (seen here in 2014). But lately their split has become more serious. She filed for divorce in April and on May 1 the Argo director finally moved out of their Pacific Palisades, California mansion
The stars have joint custody.
‘They want to be sure the kids are comfortable,” says a source close to both.
‘It’s all in step with what they’ve always said was the most important thing: their children.’
Jennifer has been promoting her film Wakefield; she also has the moviesThe Tribes of Palos Verdes and Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda to chat up.
Not ready to date again: Garner, seen here with Affleck in 2014, has yet to find romance again after their 2015 split, it was said by People