Bass Pro Workers In Broken Arrow Spot Celebrities Ben Affleck And Jennifer Garner

Wednesday, August 11th 2010, 12:19 pm
By: News On 6

BROKEN ARROW, OK -- Celebrities in Oklahoma are becoming more and more frequent. Just this weekend, actor Bill Pullman paid a visit to Woolaroc. Last summer, Casey Affleck filmed a movie right here in downtown Tulsa.

But this latest sighting was a little less Hollywood, and a lot more Oklahoma.

Stunned employees at the Bass Pro Shop in Broken Arrow did a double take yesterday. They spotted not one -but two celebrities: married actors Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner.

"I hear whispers that Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck are in the store so obviously went to check it out," said Meghan Longobardi, a star struck employee at Bass Pro.

Forget Rodeo Drive, Hollywood and the red carpet. And start thinking more down home Oklahoma.

"I didn't want to be 'that person' that mobbed the celebrity so she was like ‘you are never going to see him again - this is never going to happen again,' so we went over there."

Rumors have been flying that movie stars Ben Affleck and his wife Jennifer Garner were in the Sooner State. But it wasn't just gossip, and now Meghan Longobardi has the picture to prove it.

"It really wasn't too busy," Meghan said. "It was kind of quiet which made it nice. I mean he came on a good night. There weren't too many people around to gawk and follow him around."

Longobardi says Affleck, Garner, and their two young daughters came into the Bass Pro Shop in Broken Arrow on Tuesday night. Longobardi says Affleck came in to shop for what else – fishing equipment.

"He had to learned how to fish, so he came to get equipped with all the right stuff," she said.

She says the store has had other celebrities come in to shop, but this one was memorable.

"But not of that caliber no. Not like Ben Affleck," Bass Pro employee Meghan Longobardi said.

And despite the buzz, she says the star encounter was less Tinsletown and more T-Town.

"They were just so low key, like everyday people - which is what they are - except celebrities.

Longobardi says Affleck said he was in town for a project.

His younger brother Casey Affleck filmed part of a period film, "The Killer Inside Me," in Oklahoma last year.