AceShowbiz - What slowing things down? Jennifer Garner didn't show sign of holding back her romance with John Miller as they were spotted going on a date on Monday morning, December 10. The couple grabbed breakfast at a Santa Monica hot spot.
Keeping their relationship private, the pair were not pictured together. She was wearing a dark cardigan on top of a plaid shirt, which she teamed with jeans and black ankle boots. She also wore sunglasses and carried a bag. Her boyfriend, meanwhile, cut a casual look in a white T-shirt, gray jacket and jeans, with brown shoes.
Their outing happened on the same day report emerged that Jennifer took a step back in her love life because she's not ready for a "deeply committed" relationship. "Jen has slowed things down with John Miller since the word got out they were dating," a source told ET Online.
The 46-year-old actress reportedly wants to channel her time and energy for her family instead, as her "children, career and Ben [Affleck] are her main focus at the moment and she is not ready for anything too serious," the source added.
The "Alias" alum allegedly told friends that "she doesn't want to be deeply committed at the moment. She wants to focus on family, career and getting Ben back on track." The source further explained, "She enjoys her time with John but she has concerns of moving too quickly because she doesn't want to be disappointed. Her friends are in full support of her stepping back a bit because they all know relationships take a lot of work and right now her plate is full."
However, another source begged to differ, telling Us Weekly on Tuesday, December 11 that the couple is "going stronger than ever." "They are solid as a couple and committed," the source insisted, adding, "They are still spending a lot of time together."
Back in October, news broke that Jennifer and Miller, the CEO of a financial holding company, had been dating for several months. "They've been together six months - and it's getting pretty serious," a source told Us Weekly magazine.
While her ex Ben dated producer Lindsay Shookus and Playboy model Shauna Sexton after their split in 2015, Jen's romance with John is believed to be her first real relationship she's had since her marriage breakup.