It’s been more than a year since Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner announced that they are ending their marriage, but neither of them has filed for a divorce. Instead, they remained living on the same property and continued to co-parent their three children Violet, 10, Seraphina, 7 and Samuel, 4.
While the 44-year-old actress seems fine with their current situation, the star of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is reportedly desperate to find out if his estranged wife still wants a divorce or not. According to RadarOnline, a lot of people feel that Jennifer is stringing Ben along and that must have been driving the actor nuts because the brunette beauty is hot and cold.
“Just when he thinks she’s taking him back, she’ll do an interview or have her team say the opposite,” an insider revealed. “Ben really has no idea where he stands with Jen anymore and there’s no doubt she’s playing with his head.”
Despite Garner’s inconsistent behavior, Affleck is still hoping that they will get back together even if most of his friends are reportedly convincing him to just walk away. However, the former Alias star hinted that she won’t be getting back with her estranged husband.
During an interview with Today, Jennifer opened up about her current relationship status with Ben. She also explained why they are still together and can be seen celebrating the holidays despite their split.
“You don’t have a choice. I mean, it has to be,” she told Natalie Morales. “We are definitely a modern family. We’re doing really well.”
Watch Jennifer Garner ‘s full interview with Today below.
Earlier this year, the Hollywood A-listers went on a vacation in Europe together with their kids. Their trip sparked rumors that the two are getting back together. Unfortunately, it was nothing but a friendly trip.
“Ben was working in London, on ‘Justice League,’ and I felt like, ‘Well, the kids should have that experience,'” the actress explained. “And he and I are great friends, and we just all went en masse.”
Maybe there is a reason why the Houston-born actress is treating the Hollywood heartthrob that way. The Inquisitr reported a few months ago that Garner has been playing Affleck like a fiddle so he would change and hopefully realize that their marriage is more important than his vices.
“In many ways, Ben’s been a lousy husband — but Jen still loves him and missed their steamy sex life!” an insider revealed to RadarOnline. “She’s always wanted another child with him. Even since they split, she’s gushed publicly about how he is the love of her life.”
Jennifer’s pal also revealed that the Miracles from Heaven star thought that the Argo director would change after their youngest child Samuel was born in 2012. However, he went back to his bad habits, and the alleged affair with their former nanny, Christine Ouzounian, just made their relationship worse.
Despite Affleck’s cheating scandal, Jen is reportedly still hoping that their split would be a final wake-up call for the actor. According to her friend, she loves being a mother and wants a real family, not two parents living apart and sharing custody. Jennifer Garner’s wish may finally come true soon because Ben Affleck is also willing to do everything to win her back.
“He wants to get back together,” an insider told People. “He wants her back.”
Since they haven’t filed for a divorce, then there is still a chance that they will get back together. While they remain friendly, the source close to the actress claimed that they haven’t rekindled their romance. The mother of three isn’t ready to take her estranged husband back, which means that the actor needs to continue to change for the better.
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