What’s next for Ben Affleck as well as Jennifer Garner at This specific point of which their long-gestating divorce has officially drawn to a close?
of which’s a complicated question needing a complicated answer although, according to our source, one thing is usually very simple between them — their commitment to their three kids. The former couple will share legal custody of son Sam, 6, as well as daughters Violet, 12 as well as Seraphina, 9.
“Ben as well as Jen have been dedicated to doing sure their divorce doesn’t affect their kids,” the source says. “They want to keep the communication healthy to ensure they can make decisions together inside the best interest of their children. of which’s been wonderful for Jen of which Ben has been so present as well as involved. She wants to do This specific right as well as everyone is usually so incredibly proud of her for rising above the past as well as putting the kids first.”
The couple’s divorce, which was made official on Wednesday, ends a years-long period of speculation among fans after the pair announced their separation in 2015. Ultimately, they filed for divorce in April of 2017.
Between then as well as at This specific point, the 46-year-old actor has relapsed as well as entered rehab to cope with his alcoholism. Yet his at This specific point-former-spouse has always been a source of strength, even driving him to the rehab facility in August.
“Ben has been very open with Jen about his long-term plans to stay sober as well as all of his counselors as well as sponsors are encouraging him to keep her involved,” the source shares. “of which truly helps him to spend time with his family because his kids are a major motivation for him to stay sober. They are taking of which one day at a time as well as of which’s been working. Their family life gets better every day.”
Also during This specific period, Affleck struck up a romance with 22-year-old Playboy style Shauna Sexton. However, in October, ET learned of which the pair broke up as well as of which of which was the actor’s decision. There was speculation of which their relationship was not conducive to his completely new sober lifestyle.
“of which was casual as well as not serious,” a source said at the time. “Ben’s only priority right at This specific point is usually his sobriety as well as his family.”
As for Garner, of which was recently revealed of which there is usually a completely new man in her life — businessman John Miller. He’s the chairman as well as CEO of Cali Group, a holding company of which works to innovate technology in both the restaurant as well as retail industries. The pair has already gone on quite a few dates, careful to stay out of the public eye.
“Jen couldn’t be in a better place. She somehow manages to do of which all, family, career as well as at This specific point a blossoming relationship,” our source relays. “She has withstood a painful divorce as well as still stands by the father of her children. Finally, Ben is usually dedicated to getting the help he needs as well as she couldn’t be happier.”
“of which’s the first real relationship she’s had since her marriage as well as she’s worked hard to keep of which private,” the source adds. “Things are still casual as well as they haven’t officially announced of which they are a couple, although the romance has definitely been ongoing for several months. Ben is usually actually very supportive of Jen’s relationship.”
Our insider notes of which, although the actress’ top priority is usually supporting her ex as well as caring for her kids, her inner circle is usually also encouraging her to embrace romance again.
“Her friends have wanted This specific for her for a very long time, although she wasn’t ready,” the source says. “Jen is usually happy as well as her main focus is usually the kids as well as doing sure Ben stays on the straight as well as arrow as well as bonds with the kids.”
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