It’s been a hot minute since the world was convinced that Ben Affleck was struggling to piece his life back together and move on after divorcing Jennifer Garner. Since then, more stories and reports have surfaced on how the actor has been making plans on getting back together with his ex-wife. Here’s a detailed look at some of the stories that may have convinced the public that the former high-profile couple may be trying to work things out again. 

Just this May, Woman’s Day was policed by Gossip Cop upon discovering that the magazine falsely accused Affleck of proposing to Garner — again. This comes after the two have grown much closer after deciding to co-parent their kids.

Previously, National Enquirer added fuel to the fire by wrongly claiming that Affleck was having a $200,000 makeover that included a style overhaul, skin treatments and even a full team of stylists. However, this was quickly shot down by his reps, saying that Affleck has only been on good terms with Garner, thus solidifying the pair’s strong relationship

Unfortunately, Affleck was wrongfully blamed for attempting to come between Garner and her CEO boyfriend, John Miller. Rumors of Garner and Cooper have also surfaced despite Garner’s current relationship standing. 

The now ex-couple has been co-parenting and keeping a close relationship with each other. Even after their split, Garner has pleaded to the public. “Do not hate him,” she said, showing how the former married couple still care for each other.

Another proposal story broke when the exes attended a wedding of a friend in L.A. together. News of reconciliation and reunion popped up after Star concocted a story on how the “Batman” star popped the question mid-ceremony. But days before this story was put up, it was said that the actor had just gotten back together with SNL Producer Lindsay Shookus, but they have broken things off again now. 

Two months before their divorce was finalized, NW Report claimed that Garner would take the actor back for the sake of their kids. This was after the actor confessed that he still had strong feelings for “Alias” star Jennifer Garner. But it wasn’t long before the divorce papers were signed and made official. 

The most pivotal moment of all was in 2017, when Life & Style accused Affleck of wanting to get back together with Garner after a family trip to the Bahamas. But again, the actor had been seeing Shookus for a couple of months before that trip, which was purely a family thing and not an attempt to reunite with Garner.

Gossip Cop proved Life & Style’s report on Affleck begging Garner to reunite to be completely untrue. Days after, the now ex-couple finalized their split.

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck arrive at the Oscars at the Hollywood & Highland Center on Feb. 24, 2013. Jason Merritt/Getty Images