Reports claim Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner will live together in the same home despite officially filing for divorce shortly after their 10-year marriage anniversary. The reason cited is Ben Affleck’s kids, since the Hollywood couple is hoping to avoid an “ugly divorce.”
In a related report by the Inquisitr, rumors claimed Anna Kendrick was cheating with Ben Affleck, although some reports claim these rumors are unsubstantiated. Other rumors claim Affleck has a history of drinking and gambling, and some say Ben was pushing for their divorce since he wanted a better social life.
“Ben missed being social Ben,” claimed an unnamed source. “He always had to get rid of friends for Jen, he always had to give up being him for Jen. He loved her, he loves her and he will always be grateful for the children they have together, but she ended up being more of a mom than a wife and Ben didn’t want to live that life anymore.”
Before the divorce took place, videos showed Affleck not wearing his wedding ring the day before Garner’s birthday. Another video showed Garner crying, although she dismissed rumors of the divorce at the time.
Officially, the Hollywood couple did not cite a specific reason for their divorce in the statement released via People magazine.
“After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce,” wrote Affleck and Garner. “We go forward with love and friendship for one another and a commitment to co-parenting our children, whose privacy we ask to be respected during this difficult time. This will be our only comment on this private, family matter. Thank you for understanding.”
According to a source who spoke to ABC, we will now see Affleck, Garner live together in order to keep their relationship with their children strong.
“It’s obviously a very sad time for both of them,” the source told ABC News. “They have been trying to save the marriage for years, but they know it’s the right thing for their family and for them. The kids will continue to come before everything.”
Ben is claimed to have been living out of a hotel in recent months. It is believed the divorced couple will attempt do co-parenting while still living in the same $17.5 mansion located in Los Angeles.
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As you can, there is plenty of room, and Page Six claims we’ll see Affleck, Garner live together, but Ben will be banned from the main house.
“Ben, who has been staying in hotels in recent months, will live on the property of their Brentwood marital home, but will not share the main house,” the report claims.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner’s kids include three children: Violet, Seraphina, and Samuel.
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