Ben Affleck’s mom is doing all she can to save her son’s marriage. Following reports of Affleck’s miserable state of emotions, his mom, Christine Boldt, is begging Jennifer Garner to call off the divorce. Will Affleck and Garner salvage what’s left of their marriage and remain together?
The Daily Mail reports that Garner was confused by Boldt’s request and doesn’t know what to do.
“She’s asked Jen to halt the divorce proceedings,” an insider shared. “Jen is torn and doesn’t know what to do.”
Garner and Affleck announced their shocking split over a year ago and have been co-parenting their three kids, Violet (10), Seraphina (7), and Samuel (4), ever since.
Despite putting on a united front, Boldt was worried that her son was on the verge of falling off the deep end. Boldt didn’t want history to repeat itself, so she begged Garner to try and work things out.
“She is so afraid that Ben will go off the rails without the family to ground him,” the insider continued. “[Boldt has seen Affleck] at his lowest, when he falls into a vicious cycle of partying and boozing.”
The couple has been spotted on a routine basis in public, and their latest outings have been plagued by public fights. Everything seemed to change, however, shortly after Boldt’s request.
In fact, the pair was recently spotted out and about on separate errands this week and looked happier than they’ve been in months. Is this a sign that their marriage is back on track?
“We are definitely a modern family,” Garner explained back in August. “We’re doing really well.”
Despite the reports, Gossip Cop is reporting that Affleck’s mother is not begging Garner to get back with the Batman v Superman star. An inside source told the outlet that the rumors are completely false and unfounded.
Meanwhile, the Huffington Post reports that Garner had a little fun with the media during a recent coffee run. When asked about her dating life, Garner teased that she and Brad Pitt are now a thing.
“Brad and I are dating,” she playfully revealed.
“You’re dating Brad, uh, Pitt?” the shocked reporter asked.
“Yeah, isn’t it great?” Garner quipped.
This isn’t the first time Garner referenced Pitt, who recently divorced Angelina Jolie. Last summer, the actress compared her failed marriage to Ben Affleck to Pitt’s relationship with Jennifer Aniston.
“When Jen Aniston and Brad Pitt broke up, I was dying to see something that said they were getting back together,” she stated.
Garner may have had high hopes for Pitt’s reconciliation with Aniston, but In Touch Weekly is reporting that her divorce from Affleck will soon be finalized.
Garner’s decision to go through with the divorce was sparked following an emotional spout with Affleck after the couple dropped their kids off at school.
“Ben and Jen were talking in the car,” a witness told the outlet. “There was a lot of gesturing, and it seemed intense. Jen looked really upset, like she was crying. Ben seemed both detached and, at other times, like he was reaching out to her.”
Apparently, Affleck finally told Garner that he is ready to end their marriage and part ways for good.
“The divorce is moving forward — their business managers are hashing out their finances right now — and Ben wants to get on with his life,” the source added. “Jen started crying when Ben told her, but he’s had enough.”
Based on their most recent public sighting, it’s unclear what is happening behind the scenes.
Until more information is revealed, fans will have to wait to find out if Affleck and Garner have a future together or end up separating for good.
Tell us! Where do you think Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner’s relationship will be in six months — moving forward with a divorce or back together? Let us know in the comments below.
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