Jennifer Garner and Patrick Dempsey were reportedly dating after they got divorced from their respective spouses.
Hollywood Life cited OK Magazine report that the alleged relationship started “a few months back” when Garner reached out to Dempsey and invited the former “Grey’s Anatomy” star to coffee.
“They’ve been friends for years… it was only natural for them to confide in each other. As soon as they started talking, the spark was evident to both of them. Jen was relieved — and excited,” OK magazine source said.
Jen and Patrick co-starred in the movie “Valentine’s Day” in 2009.
Garner and husband, actor Ben Affleck, announced their divorce in June, just after their 10th wedding anniversary. Five months later, Jillian Fink decided to end her marriage to Dempsey.
The source added that Jen and Patrick enjoyed a second date over dinner “that ended up lasting a whole weekend.”
“Patrick has been treating her like a queen. It’s refreshing after Ben, who made her feel like a nag and a nuisance,” the insider explained.
OK! claimed the romance has been mostly long distance, but the two have been keeping in touch via Skype and text message. “Jen is so happy. She’s almost like a teenager with a crush. It’s been so long since she’s felt this way with anyone,” the insider revealed.
Is the “Batman vs Superman” star jealous of alleged Jen’s new relationship? Hard to tell.
Jen and Ben have been living in an amicable set-up and have been spending a lot of time together as a family. People magazine reported that former couple spent Christmas together, with their children, at a private, members-only ski resort in Big Sky, Montana.
Affleck and Garner stayed on the same property in Montana, but have been sleeping in separate bedrooms – the same set-up at their home in L.A., where Affleck reportedly has been staying in the guest house.
Garner and Affleck’ marriage turned sour after the actor reportedly cheated on his wife with their nanny, Christine Ouzounina. The actor’s spokesperson has denied the reports.
On the other hand, Dempsey was also allegedly unfaithful to his wife.