Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are still holding a united front, despite multiple tabloids reporting numerous different angles on how they’re recovering after their split.
According to E!, Affleck and Garner are choosing to spend Christmas and New Year’s together for the kids, so they can remain a happy family unit for their three children, Violet, 10, Seraphina, 6, Samuel, 3. Not only are they spending the holidays together, but they’re making it a family vacation, as a source told E! that they’ll be spending their time away from Hollywood and instead in snowy Montana.
A source told the outlet that, “They will be together as a family. They continue to put the kids first and spend time with each other for the sake of their children.”
Despite reported high tensions when the couple first split, the source said that Ben and Jen are “in a good place right now.”
There was good reason for there to be high tensions for some time, as several reports alleged that Affleck had cheated on Garner with former nanny Christine Ouzounian. The former nanny was taking to social media to post cryptic captions to a few photos and posed for the paparazzi during the summer, but when the gossip died down, Ouzounian seemed to disappear from the spotlight. The last we heard from her, she was back together with her fiance and living in the Bahamas.
As for the cheating allegations, Affleck and his camp has vehemently denied that anything but a professional relationship went on between the two. For the most part, Garner has been quiet throughout the split from Affleck.
Sources went on to say, “There was a lot of tension between them for a while, but it wasn’t all about the nanny. It’s never easy for a couple going through a split.”
It’s believed that Affleck and Garner will be spending the holidays with both sides of the family because it’s important to them to carry on their traditions. “They are a unit, They are all about the kids and making sure they are okay. They are committed to parenting together.”
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner spent Thanksgiving together as well, and it was said to be a nice occasion.
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Depending on which report you read, things are going very good or very bad between Affleck and Garner. One report had the two reuniting and calling their divorce off, while another had Affleck’s mother Chris, taking Garner’s side in the divorce, since they were photographed recently laughing. The latter story came from GLOBE, whose sources told that outlet that Ben’s mother is ashamed by the rumors following her son and that if he loses Garner for good that it will be “the biggest mistake of his life.”
Affleck has also been linked to co-star Sienna Miller after they were photographed together on the set of his new film Live By Night, but as The Inquisitr reported, Gossip Cop squashed those rumors.
Sources said that paparazzi take photos of Affleck with his co-stars, not just Miller, and that he’s spending a lot of time with each actor because he’s directing everyone.
Affleck has been filming the movie with Miller and Zoe Saldana in Georgia, parts of Boston, and production recently moved in Los Angeles for the month of December. It’s expected that Live By Night will move back to Boston to capture the novel’s Massachusetts prohibition era vibe.
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