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Ben Affleck Did Not Buy His Ex-Nanny a Lexus Convertible; 'He's Trying to Ignore This Circus': Source

Ben Affleck Did Not Buy Ex-Nanny Christine Ouzounian New Lexus: Source
Christine Ouzounian; Ben Affleck (inset)
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updated 08/15/2015 AT 02:10 PM EDT

originally published 08/13/2015 AT 05:30 PM EDT

Ben Affleck's ex-nanny Christine Ouzounian hit the streets of L.A. this week in a brand-new Lexus convertible – but a friend of Affleck says the star did not foot the bill.

"He did not buy her the car," says Affleck's friend. "It's not from him."

Affleck's friend also disputes that the actor and Ouzounian are still in contact. (The star has denied any infidelity.) "They are not in communication. They are not talking," the source says. A friend of Ouzounian told PEOPLE last week that Affleck and the ex-nanny are "in touch every day, all day long."

In the weeks since Affleck split from Jennifer Garner and allegations began to fly that he had an affair with Ouzouzian, the 28-year-old Southern California native has attracted plenty of attention, spending several days in expensive digs at the Hotel Bel-Air and trying on Tom Brady's Super Bowl rings in newly surfaced photos.




On Tuesday and Wednesday, she stepped out in Los Angeles, driving around in her convertible and meeting friends for lunch on the patio of Italian restaurant Il Pastaio as paparazzi snapped photos. "She looked like she wanted attention," says a source.

"Christine is fine," a friend of Ouzounian tells PEOPLE. "She is just living her life."

Meanwhile, the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice star, who turns 43 this Saturday, is on his way to Atlanta to see his family. "He's focused on his kids and his work," his friend says. "He's trying to ignore this circus."
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