Are Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner getting back together? That’s the question that most tabloids want to know. It’s been over a year since the couple announced their intention to separate, and nothing has changed. Since their announcement, they have made no sudden movements to stray from the life they had as a married couple.
Although reports had said that Ben Affleck had moved out or was building a separate house on the same property, the actor still lives in the same house as estranged wife Jennifer Garner and their three kids, Violet, 10, Seraphina, 8, and Samuel, 4. As it turns out, Garner isn’t too estranged from Affleck.
While the two hit a bump in the road with the gossip surrounding fidelity issues, Affleck and Garner have come away from the drama stronger than ever, taking family trips to Europe with their children and even making time to go on adult dates with mutual friends.
Despite all of this, many tabloids have tried to figure out what’s going on. Some have reported that she’s expecting their fourth child, while another reports that the pair are going on a “second honeymoon” to celebrate their renewed marriage. After their family trip in Europe, sources told Us Weekly that Garner was adamant about the divorce, but afterward, the divorce talk stopped.
Even though Garner’s Vanity Fair interview in February revealed that Affleck is still the “love of her life,” after that revealing interview, neither party has come out to say whether or not they were back together or moving on for good.
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They have made time to praise each other on separate occasions as parents. Garner brought up Affleck showing up as Batman to son Samuel’s fourth birthday party, calling it “the best dad moment.” Affleck has also given Garner the thumbs up for her parenting skills during his Batman v Superman promo. The rumor mill sprouted up about their reconciliation after Affleck made comments on CBS This Morning about their unknown status.
“Life doesn’t always turn out exactly the way you want. We’re doing our very best and we’re putting our kids first. That’s how we’re focusing on our day-to-day lives. And we don’t know what the future’s going to hold. Each step that we take is one where we prioritize our children and everything else comes second. She’s just so good at doing that and sets such a good example. And that’s a lead that I follow.”
He continued, “I am a giant fan of Jennifer. She’s just a fabulous person. She’s just a wonderful person. She’s a great mother. She’s a real talent.”
In July, while on Bill Simmons’ Any Given Sunday, Affleck referred to Garner as his wife and credited her for his successful career, which just fueled the fire and speculation.
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Lately, Garner hasn’t said much on Affleck aside from how he is as a father, but recently the actress, who is currently promoting her film Nine Lives, sat down with the Today show to talk about her life with Ben Affleck and the trip to Europe that got everyone talking.
The actress told Natalie Morales, “We are definitely a modern family. We’re doing really well.”
As for that trip to Europe, Garner said it was all for the kids.
“Ben was working in London, on ‘Justice League,’ and I felt like, ‘Well, the kids should have that experience, and he and I are great friends, and we just all went en masse.”
As for their stance as a family, Garner said, “You don’t have a choice. I mean, it has to be.”
And what about that second honeymoon? Sources told E! Online that it’s a complete fabrication.
“There are no plans for a second honeymoon anywhere. They are 100 percent still separated and focused on co-parenting for the kids’ sake. It is a fabricated story. They are not honeymooning, but they are just continuing along.”
What do you think of Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck’s modern family?
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