Are Daredevil and Elektra having a superbaby? Well, maybe off-screen. E! Online reports that Jennifer Garner is expecting Ben Affleck’s child, citing multiple sources close to the couple as having confirmed that Garner is three months pregnant. The stork report comes just two weeks after People and other outlets published reports that the Daredevil costars had become engaged. The baby would be the first for both Affleck, 32, and Garner, 33. Still no word on when Ben and Jen might wed; the marriage will be the first for Affleck and the second for Garner, whose 2 1/2-year marriage to former Felicity costar Scott Foley ended in 2003.
Affleck publicist Ken Sunshine declined on Saturday to respond to E!’s pregnancy report, saying he doesn’t comment on his client’s personal life; then again, Sunshine has also dismissed reports that Affleck and Garner are engaged, despite published descriptions of the proposal and the ring. Garner’s rep has not commented on the baby news.
A November due date for Garner could pose some production problems for Alias. Producers may have trouble writing her pregnancy into the plot, since Sydney’s eggs were harvested last season. On the other hand, it would be hard to hide the pregnancy with the typical baggy costumes that expectant TV actresses often wear, since Sydney favors skin-tight outfits. And production of Alias, which is scheduled to resume in July, can’t begin any sooner, since Garner will spend much of the next two months in Vancouver shooting the romantic comedy Catch and Release. Still, if anyone can wriggle out of such a tricky situation, it’s Sydney Bristow.