Are Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck back together? This is the question on everyone’s lips this week after a source told PEOPLE Magazine in the US that after the couple have spent some time together away from Hollywood, their relationship may be on the mend.
The rumours follow the news that a year and a half after announcing their split, neither party has filed divorce paperwork. The couple, who have been married for 10 years, have apparently stopped talks of their divorce all together, at least for the time being.
“A few weeks ago, things changed,” a source close to Garner told US Magazine, “It does not seem to be moving in that direction.”
“Jen has called off the divorce,” a source close to Garner tells PEOPLE in the latest issue. “She really wants to work things out with Ben. They are giving things another try.”
Although they haven’t officially reconciled yet, it seems both parents want their relationship to work out. “Jen is hoping they can stay married” revealed a source close to the couple. “Ben doesn’t want a divorce either.”
The pair have been committed to ‘co-parenting’ their children Violet, aged 10, Seraphina, aged seven, and Samuel, aged four and so still live together, sleeping in different rooms, in their LA family home.
Jennifer also supported Ben in London while he filmed his new movie The Justice League: Part One, and insights from a source close to the couple, published by US mag Us Weekly, suggested that the time together away from Hollywood did more than just the children good. “A lot of damage has been mended. They are really in a good place” the source revealed about the couple.
The couple split almost two years ago after a rocky period in their marriage and revelations that Ben had been having an affair with the children’s nanny. In a candid and emotional interview, Jennifer described Ben as casting, “quite a shadow” over her life. [read the full story here].
However, if reports are to be believed, Jennifer could now be putting the past behind her and looking to move forwards with Ben. A friend of the actress told Us Weekly: “Jen would definitely get back together with him [Ben].”
After spending Christmas together as a family and holidaying in Montana, it seems Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner’s relationship could be on the mend.
Another insider close to the couple said ‘There is always a chance of reconciliation.”
“They love each other. They also really, really love their kids, and those kids love their parents.”
Whether the couple will actually rekindle their romance though is another question. According to an insider who spoke to US magazine, “If it was up to Ben they would be together. He feels like he can’t live without Jen.” However they also added, “They were never in a rush to file [for divorce]. This was always the plan.”
Despite the fact that Jen and Ben are currently playing happy families and able to enjoy spending time together, doesn’t mean that they would be able to get back together after everything that has happened.
“Jen seems to still be in love with Ben but doesn’t allow her mind to go there,” said a friend of the actress, “She just focuses on the kids.”
Watch this space!