According to sources, Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck have called off their divorce.
Fixing the Marriage:
The actors aren’t back together, but they have decided to work on fixing their marriage after going through recent difficult times that almost led to a permanent split. They had announced their separation in June 2015.
A source close to Garner said: “Jen has called off the divorce. She really wants to work things out with Ben. They are giving things another try.” However, another source close to the couple said that the decision was mutual: “There is always a chance of reconciliation. They love each other. They also really, really love their kids, and those kids love their parents.”
The actors, both 44, had a small gathering at their Los Angeles home for their son Samuel’s 5th birthday, with daughters Violet, 11, and Seraphina, 8, were also present. A source said: “The girls had wrapped presents for Sam, including superhero toys. They had a cake. Everyone seemed happy.”
The couple might be in a good place now, but they had recently gone through a difficult period that almost led them to get divorced. Garner was heard saying that she was planning on filing for divorce. She wanted to move on and focus on the happy things in her life. She was exhausted from all the ups and downs.
Family comes first:
Affleck and Garner had announced their separation almost two years ago but they wanted to keep the family together. This is why they have remained close, living together much of the time and co-parenting their kids. They’ve even taken family vacations together and recently celebrated the holidays together in Montana.
In January, Affleck stated that he likes to take taking their kids to school in the morning and dropping them off, “having them know their dad is there. That feels good,” he continued.
Garner’s source said that Ben is making extra effort to take care of himself. “They are not back together, but there seems to be hope. Jen is hoping they can stay married. Ben doesn’t want a divorce either,” he added.