Christine Ouzounian joined Ben Affleck and Tom Brady for a poker event days before the actor's split from Jennifer Garner
A new photo of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner‘s former nanny, reportedly taken in June, has surfaced, in which she is seen posing with the New England Patriots quarterback’s four Super Bowl rings while on a trip to Las Vegas with Affleck and Brady for a charity poker tournament.
In it, Ouzounian, 28 – wearing light pants, a dark sleeveless top and white socks – is seen smiling, and sporting the four huge rings on her right hand.
PEOPLE confirmed several weeks ago that Ouzounian, 28, had joined Affleck, 42, for the Vegas trip. A friend of Ouzounian’s has said that was when Garner, 43, found out about Affleck’s alleged affair with the nanny. The Post‘s new report says Affleck kept Ouzounian hidden during the Vegas trip, but a friend of Affleck – who has denied any affair took place – says that isn’t true.
“They were headed to his poker tournament for his charity,” the friend says of why Ouzounian left the Bahamas with Affleck. “She was in no way hidden. She was in fact helpful in encouraging donations, and there were other Affleck employees with him. If this was supposed to be some romantic getaway, this was not it. Ben was there to focus on his charities.”
Affleck’s friend adds that “there were other people on the plane who tried on the rings.” After the tournament, Affleck returned solo to rejoin Garner in the Bahamas, where they announced their divorce on June 30.
Affleck, a Boston native, has been friends with Brady, 38, for years. There is no suggestion that anything untoward happened between Ouzounian and Brady, who has been married to supermodel Gisele Bündchen since 2009.
• Reporting by LIZ McNEIL