The Oscar for Least Original Marital Betrayal Goes to...Ben Affleck!
So, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are getting a divorce. And according to People Magazine, the straw that broke the camel’s back was forty-something year old Ben’s involvement with twenty-something year old Christine Ouzounian, who used to be the Bennifer children’s nanny…until Jen canned her.
In terms of originality, hitting on the sitter is right on up there with having an affair with your yoga teacher or your administrative assistant.
For a guy who has (mostly) picked scripts characterized by quality and integrity in his professional life, he sure picked a crappy and clichéd one for his personal life. And with a divorce in the works, there's no surprise ending here. Way to be original, Ben.
Maybe you’re the one who caused the divorce by having an affair. Or maybe you didn’t want the divorce at all, but there were a few (or twenty) things you wish you hadn’t said or done during the whole ordeal, and those things had an impact on your kids. If you want to apologize, fine. But read this first to make sure your motives are pure and your method doesn’t end up adding insult to injury.