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Fun in the Sun! Ben Affleck's Ex-Nanny Christine Ouzounian Takes a Bikini Break in Newport Beach

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Although she’s found herself at the center of an infidelity scandal surrounding Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner’s divorce, the family’s ex-nanny still knows how to have a good time.

Christine Ouzounian was spotted on Thursday in Newport Beach, California, sporting a tiny bikini.

Photos show the SoCal native wearing a necklace with her hair pulled into a ponytail as she continues to live it up while Affleck visits with his kids on the East Coast.

The 43-year-old actor was accused of having an affair with the now unemployed nanny – rumors which he continues to deny. But amid the scandal, Ouzounian has been less than successful at keeping a low profile.

She was seen out on Thursday at a gas station, filling up her brand new Lexus convertible. The photo came just days after a source told PEOPLE that Affleck has been footing a lavish Bel-Air Hotel bill for the ex-nanny. (Affleck’s camp has denied that he is paying for Ouzounian’s stay.)

In late July, Ouzounian smiled for cameras as she was seen out and about in Los Angeles on the same day the news of the alleged affair went public.

Last week, a friend of the woman told PEOPLE that Affleck and the former nanny are “in touch every day all day long.” But a source close to Affleck denied the claim, telling PEOPLE that the two are “not in communication. They are not talking.”

Affleck, according to a friend, is “trying to ignore the circus,” as he enjoys his birthday weekend with his kids.

“He’s happiest when he’s with his family,” a close friend said.