Ben Affleck’s new flame? 5 things to know about Christine Ouzounian

It's been almost a month since Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garmer split up, and Ben has wasted no time in moving on, with the former couple's nanny, no less.

Christine Ouzounian was reportedly hired during Ben and Jen's ten-month trial separation period to look after their children, Violet, 9, Seraphina, 6, and Samuel, 3.

During that period, an attraction apparently developed between Christine and Oscar-winning actor Ben, and although his reps have dismissed the claims as garbage, Christine's story is a very different one.

"She says Ben really, really likes her,” a friend of the nanny told Us Weekly. "She’s saying this is true love."

But just who is the woman who stole Ben's heart? Here's what we know so far…

1. She’s 14 years younger than Ben, and 15 years younger than Jen. Stinger…
28-year-old Christine grew up in California and graduated from Santa Monica High School back in 2005. She went to college in Arizona where she studied communications, and also spent some time studying in Italy. Like Jennifer, Christine was a sorority girl – she was in the Delta Gamma chapter at ASU, while Jennifer was a Pi Beta Phi member at Denison University.

 

2. The Affleck-Garners were not her first celebrity employees
Prior to working for Ben and Jennifer, Christine was employed by How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris and his husband David Burtka to care for their toddler twins Gideon Scott and Harper Grace in New York. According to her now-deleted LinkedIn profile, Christine's role involved representing "the family well in the public eye and press," and being "extremely discreet and flexible."

 

3. Her twin sister helped hook her up with celebrity jobs
Christine’s twin Caty has had a number of high-profile PA and nannying roles too, and also worked with Neil Patrick Harris as well as Mel B. The pair were both employed by a high-end Beverly Hills nanny agency which is where Christine got the Ben/Jen job.

 

4. She previously lived in the Bahamas and that’s also where Jennifer fired her
After their divorce announcement, Ben and Jennifer headed to the Bahamas with their kids (and Christine, we assume) for some downtime away from the press. However after discovering there was something going on with her ex-husband and the nanny, Christine was let go. She wasn’t left stranded though, as she no doubt had some old friends living nearby. The 28-year-old spent two years living and working in the Bahamas as a teacher at the Head Start Academy.

 

5. She wasn’t surprised when the media discovered her relationship with Ben…
…In fact she may have been the one who tipped the papps off. According to ET Online, Chris has a good relationship with celeb photographers having worked in the public eye for years. It’s thought she may have been the one who ensured she was snapped by photographers bringing a bottle of champagne into Ben’s rental house in LA.

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