According to a source, the 51-year-old Garner has been in an on and off again relationship with businessman John Miller, who like her, is happy being “an under-the-radar kind of couple.”
Keep reading to learn more about the man who captured the heart of the dimpled star!
When Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck divorced in 2018, fans weren’t too surprised to hear he was back in a relationship with “Jenny from the Block.”
While the public closely followed the re-coupling of Affleck and Jennifer Lopez, including a happy marriage and J.Lo’s new single “Can’t Get Enough,” which was written for Affleck, little is known about Garner’s new beau, John Miller.
According to reports, Garner and Miller had been dating six months before her 2018 divorce to Affleck was finalized.
The former Hollywood power couple split in 2015 and since, they continue to co-parent their three children, Violet, 17, Seraphina, 14 and Samuel, 10.
Who is this mystery man?
Born in 1978, Miller is an attorney and a businessman who works as the CEO of the fast food chain, CaliBurger and its parent company, CaliGroup. Previously, he worked at Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals as the VP of intellectual property.
Miller, who was married to American violinist Caroline Campbell from 2005 to 2014, finalized his divorce about one month after the beautiful Garner became a single woman. With Campbell, he shares a daughter, also named Violet and a son, Quest.
Not wanting to put their relationship on blast, the couple, who have been dating five years now, chose to step away from the spotlight that tends to trail a star like Garner.
“She loves how little he cares for the limelight or the whole Hollywood scenester stuff…Very different from Ben and J.Lo’s relationship in that way,” a source told Us Weekly. “You’ll never see them ham it up for the cameras or fixate about what events to attend together, it’s just not their style.”
The unnamed person adds, “They’re happier being a regular, under-the-radar couple and don’t need anyone else’s validation to know they’re meant to be together. That’s not to say they’re taking digs against others, it’s just not them.”
After a brief split between August 2020 to the spring of 2021, Miller and Garner have been going strong.
“He was ready for marriage, and she just couldn’t commit,” a source said at the time.
Gushing over the couple, friends say the star of Elektra and Miller share a mutually beneficial relationship, where they bring out the best in each other.
A source said, “John is so smitten and caring, but not in an overbearing way…He gives Jen space when she needs it but he’s there for her when the chips are down or she’s in the mood for something spontaneous. They’ve enjoyed some wonderful getaways together…that’s one of their big things.”
In July 2022, the public was curious about Garner’s reaction to her ex-husband marrying Lopez.
Easing the minds of fans, Garner and Miller were captured together several times by paparazzi, beaming with happiness in each other’s company, seemingly unbothered by the star of Good Will Hunting eloping in Las Vegas.
And, in January 2023, Entertainment Tonight published a story along with images of Affleck, “happily chatting with John.”
The media outlet writes, “Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck are proving that exes can get along just fine! Jennifer and her boyfriend John Miller arrived at their house where Ben was seen happily chatting with John. The private couple were then spotted were also spotted in Santa Barbara, shopping in Montecito’s Village.”
Going with ‘the flow’
Slowly becoming more comfortable with sharing their relationship with the public, the gorgeous couple is seen more frequently, expressing their adoration with smooches, hand holding or out on an early morning jog.
“Jen’s not nearly as shy as she once was with John because they’re a lot more comfortable and secure with each other,” a source said. “She’s proud to show him off.”
In November 2023, another insider spoke with Us Weekly and explained that Garner and Miller are “in a great place.” The source said, “They used to go out of their way to keep a low profile, but they’ve both become very secure with their relationship and how it’s all worked out.”
On her 50th birthday, the couple hit a huge milestone when they brought their children, and families, together for a food drive.
But they’re not yet ready to become a blended family.
According to friends, the subject of marriage between Garner and Miller is open, but there’s no rush. For now, she’s “perfectly happy cherishing and enjoying what they have…without a formal label.”
The person adds that the star of 13 Going on 30 has been setting the pace and Miller is happy to “go with the flow.”
“Jen and John have a really special relationship,” another insider added. “After having so much of her [marriage with Affleck] in the spotlight, she really enjoys being with someone who isn’t a celebrity.”
It’s great to hear that Jennifer Garner has found love again and we really look forward to watching their relationship grow.