A source confirms to ET that Christine actually joined Ben and Jennifer in the Bahamas earlier this month, around the time the two announced they were divorcing. Ben and Jen were photographed having an emotional conversation before Ben returned to L.A. alone.
And it turns out the Bahamas are a familiar place for Christine -- a source tells ET she previously quit her nanny job with Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka to move there to live, teach, and be with her former fiance, who's a local fisherman. Our source says the two were engaged for about a year and a half, before splitting a few weeks ago.
So, did the engagement end in part because of her interaction with Affleck? We can't say for sure, but there is some coincidental timing at play -- the engagement ended around the same time she was let go by Ben and Jennifer.
Christine was let go by the former couple after working for the family for a "matter of months," another source adds, saying her closest friends thought she was being strangely tight-lipped about the reason for her firing, though Ben wrote a glowing recommendation letter on her behalf.
The Batman v Superman actor was also apparently good to Christine as an employer. "He made sure she was comfortable," a source says about her treatment when she would come out with the family to stay at upscale Baker's Bay in the Bahamas. "Even if she needed to go to another island to see people she knew -- that was OK."
Meanwhile, photos have surfaced of Christine bringing Ben champagne at his rental home in Los Angeles. But another source tells ET that Christine actually "tipped off the paparazzi" about that rendezvous so that photos would be taken of her and Ben together.
Christine is also reportedly claiming to friends that her relationship with the A-list star did indeed become intimate, according to People. ET can confirm she was seen at the Hotel Bel Air later on Wednesday, where Christine's friend told the magazine Christine would talk of trysts with Ben there. "Christine is in love with him," the friend says.
"She says Ben really, really likes her," Us Weeklyalso reports, quoting a friend of Christine's. "She's saying this is true love."