” But – would Jennifer Garner ever be this obvious?

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However, when Affleck and Garner began dating in 2004, the actor's close friends began to notice a change.

The source says that Affleck began to settle down and quit partying when the pair got together -- long before they welcomed their first child, daughter Violet, in 2005 -- and that the change lasted for a long time.

"I’d always had a strong idea about my values and the direction I wanted to be headed in, then I ran into getting famous and it totally spun me around and I flailed around for a few years." In the statement he released on Tuesday after completing treatment, Affleck said his decision to seek help was motivated by his desire to set a good example for his kids.

They were not casually dating — they were having a full-blown affair…

Meanwhile, a source close to the Batman actor, 44, counters that Shookus was not responsible for ending the 10-year marriage, adding, "Ben and Jen had a ton of other problems." A second source close to Affleck insists the actor has only been dating Shookus for three months.

Multiple sources exclusively confirmed to Us that Affleck and Shookus began their relationship about three years ago, though he and Garner did not announce their separation until June 2015.

"Jen knew about the relationship and still chose to go on vacation with Ben for the 4th of July," an Affleck source told Us of the former couple's family vacation to the Caribbean.

"She is OK with it."Garner and Affleck both filed for divorce in April.

Citing intense media scrutiny, the couple — known by the public as "Bennifer" — called off their wedding in 2004.

He went on to marry his Daredevil costar Jennifer Garner in June 2005 in a top-secret ceremony in Turks and Caicos.

The source adds, “Now she can get the ultimate revenge by being seen on the arm of her hot bodyguard, and [they] hang out even when he’s off the clock.