It was the divorce heard 'round the world! The news of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner 's split pretty much stalled the celebrity news cycle on Tuesday (June 30) after the couple confirmed that after 10 years and three children together they would be going their separate ways.
The news came after much speculation that the Hollywood power couple were on the outs. While it may have come as a surprise to many that the pair are divorcing, there's one person who saw the writing on the wall a long time ago: Millionaire Matchmaker star Patti Stanger.
Way back in August 2011, the Matchmaker herself had some candid advice for Jennifer. "Jennifer Garner, I would stop wearing your dowdy clothes to the park every day," she warned at the time. "She's got to pump up her volume. Sweetheart, we know you're gorgeous and we saw you in Catch Me If You Can! Start dressing up because you know what? He will jump. He's a gambler. They like to take risks."
Then just last month Patti weighed in on their relationship, noting that despite all the break-up buzz she really wanted to see them try and make it work. "I don't want to see Ben and Jen break up," she told Us Weekly. "I really like them because they're good, two strong Leos."
So which former flame did she think Ben might try and hang out with should he end up back on the market (which he now has)? "I do love a good, strong Hollywood hunk," she further noted. "I don't know, if Ben [Affleck] and Jen [Garner] break up, watch out, Jen. I don't know. I could see Ben, like, going to a casual lunch with Jennifer [Lopez] if they break up."
BTW, if Ben and Jen need some dating advice after 10 years off the singles scene, they should check out Patti's tips below.