Jennifer Garner and her boyfriend John Miller have been together since mid-2018 but they keep their life very private.
Some people get lucky when they find love after a significant relationship ends. They are able to find a partner who is understanding of their needs and gives them space. They are able to grow together as partners and people. Actress Jennifer Garner, who was previously married to actor Ben Affleck, has been a supportive partner to him even after they broke up. And, now, she has found someone who is supportive of her.
CEO and Chairman of Cali Group John Miller may be six years younger than Garner but is emotionally and mentally mature enough for her. They have been dating since mid-2018 and have kept their relationship mostly private. Garner, 48, and Miller, 42, are "doing great" by staying out of the limelight, which has helped their relationship thrive. "He’s got a separate life from Jen’s Hollywood world, so it works for them," a source said, according to In Touch.
"[John]’s very independent and likes to take things slow,” they said. “He has a young daughter that he’s also co-parenting, so he’s not trying to insert himself in Jen’s public life," the source added. Due to the pandemic, they have been isolating with their kids separately and it has "forced them to see a little less of each other than usual." However, they are still making it work. "He’s fine being in the background. … He loves Jen and she loves him," the source added.
In February, another source told EOnline, "Jen still sees John and seems content with where things are in their relationship. John is a nice normal guy who is in a similar situation with raising kids while being divorced. They've made what they have work and enjoy being together."
"They are happy to see each other when they can," the source added. "There isn't a lot of pressure to make it more than it is. He very much respects how seriously she takes her role as a mom and always puts her kids first. They have both had a positive impact on each other."
Garner has three kids with ex-husband Ben Affleck, who had been talking a lot more about her while promoting his last movie. "Jen is focused on her kids and prioritizes them," the source said. "That will never change and that's really what her life is about. She's busy with work and kids. There's not a lot of time for an intense serious relationship. It is what it is for now. But if she can see John and it works, she's very happy to do that. He makes her happy and her time with him is always well spent."
Garner and Affleck broke up in 2015 and their divorce was finalized in October 2018. While both of them have moved on, the Gone Girl actor still talks about how he will always be bonded with his ex-wife.
"The biggest regret of my life is this divorce,” The Way Back star said in February 2020, according to Us Weekly. "Shame is really toxic. There is no positive by-product of shame. It’s just stewing in a toxic, hideous feeling of low self-worth and self-loathing."
"I never thought that I was gonna get divorced. I didn’t want to get divorced. I didn’t want to be a divorced person. I really didn’t want to be a split family with my children,” Affleck said on Good Morning America. "And it upset me because it meant I wasn’t who I thought I was. And that was so painful and so disappointing in myself," he added.
A note he had written to Garner was also read about by Diane Sawyer during that interview. It said, "What I want to say publicly and privately is, 'Thank you. Thank you for being thoughtful, considerate, responsible, and a great mom and person."
With Affleck focussing on Garner in media, it has reportedly left Miller feeling "uncomfortable," not because he is jealous but because it shifts unwanted public focus on the 13 Going on 30 actress. "John is empathetic to Ben’s struggles with sobriety, but he worries about how Jennifer has once again become the focus… The spotlight on Jennifer is intense and Ben needs to consider her feelings before speaking so publicly," a source told Us Weekly.
"John believes Ben would remarry Jennifer if she wanted to get back together,” the insider says. “John wants to marry Jennifer but knows she isn’t ready yet," they added.