What’s subsequent for Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner now that their long-gestating divorce has formally drawn to an in depth?
It’s an advanced query needing an advanced reply however, in accordance with our supply, one factor could be very easy between them — their dedication to their three youngsters. The former couple will share authorized custody of son Sam, 6, and daughters Violet, 12 and Seraphina, 9.
“Ben and Jen have been dedicated to making sure their divorce doesn’t affect their kids,” the supply says. “They want to keep the communication healthy so that they can make decisions together in the best interest of their children. It’s been wonderful for Jen that Ben has been so present and involved. She wants to do this right and everyone is so incredibly proud of her for rising above the past and putting the kids first.”
The couple’s divorce, which was made official on Wednesday, ends a years-long interval of hypothesis amongst followers after the pair introduced their separation in 2015. Ultimately, they filed for divorce in April of 2017.
Between then and now, the 46-year-old actor has relapsed and entered rehab to deal with his alcoholism. Yet his now-former-spouse has at all times been a supply of power, even driving him to the rehab facility in August.
“Ben has been very open with Jen about his long-term plans to stay sober and all of his counselors and sponsors are encouraging him to keep her involved,” the supply shares. “It really helps him to spend time with his family because his kids are a major motivation for him to stay sober. They are taking it one day at a time and that’s been working. Their family life gets better every day.”
Also throughout this era, Affleck struck up a romance with 22-year-old Playboy mannequin Shauna Sexton. However, in October, ET discovered that the pair broke up and that it was the actor’s determination. There was hypothesis that their relationship was not conducive to his new sober life-style.
“It was casual and not serious,” a source said at the time. “Ben’s only priority right now is his sobriety and his family.”
As for Garner, it was not too long ago revealed that there’s a brand new man in her life — businessman John Miller. He’s the chairman and CEO of Cali Group, a holding firm that works to innovate know-how in each the restaurant and retail industries. The pair has already gone on quite a lot of dates, cautious to remain out of the general public eye.
“Jen couldn’t be in a better place. She somehow manages to do it all, family, career and now a blossoming relationship,” our supply relays. “She has withstood a painful divorce and still stands by the father of her children. Finally, Ben is dedicated to getting the help he needs and she couldn’t be happier.”
“It’s the primary actual relationship she’s had since her marriage and she’s labored onerous to maintain it personal,” the supply provides. “Things are still casual and they haven’t officially announced that they are a couple, but the romance has definitely been ongoing for several months. Ben is actually very supportive of Jen’s relationship.”
Our insider notes that, though the actress’ high precedence is supporting her ex and caring for her youngsters, her internal circle can also be encouraging her to embrace romance once more.
“Her friends have wanted this for her for a very long time, but she wasn’t ready,” the supply says. “Jen is glad and her primary focus is the youngsters and ensuring Ben stays on the straight and arrow and bonds with the youngsters.”
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