Ben Affleck was seen wearing his wedding band again on Thursday, despite the announcement of his divorce with Jennifer Garner late last month. Affleck, who had previously removed the ring, was spotted spending time with his daughter Violet in Atlanta, while Garner was busy working on the movie “Miracles From Heaven,” Us Weekly reported.
Affleck landed in Atlanta on Wednesday to spend some time with his children and was seen with Violet at the Atlanta Cyclorama and Civil War Museum, the Inquisitr reported Thursday. He is believed to be staying at Garner’s guest house in Atlanta after the couple reportedly decided to follow in the footsteps of Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay singer Chris Martin, who split amicably. The latest reports support previous speculation that Affleck and Garner will stay in the same house after their split.
An insider told Daily Mail that Affleck is in Atlanta to make sure that he and Garner remain a family for the sake of their three children -- Violet, 9, Seraphina, 6, and Samuel, 3. The couple had spent their wedding anniversary on June 28 at Bahamas’ Baker's Bay Golf and Ocean Club, the report added. However, Affleck’s trip was cut short because he had to make an appearance at the Comic-Con in San Diego with the cast of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” over the weekend.
A source also told People magazine that Affleck admitted to Garner before the split that he was not committed to the marriage. "She loved Ben," a close friend told the magazine on Wednesday, adding: "But there comes a time when you have to say enough is enough and take care of yourself."
Some sources reportedly said earlier that the couple's split was “inevitable” due to Affleck’s troubling behavior of drinking, gambling and cheating. Other insiders, however, told Us Weekly that the “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” star has denied the cheating allegations.
Another report by the People magazine on Thursday said, citing an insider, that Affleck’s habit of making work a priority was also one of the main reasons for the split. However, it was countered by another source. "He really enjoys what he does. Sure, he works a lot, but it doesn't mean he doesn't go back to the kids. Those allegations that he chose work over her are not true," the source reportedly said.
Some sources also claimed that the split was mutual, supporting the couple’s divorce announcement released a day before their tenth anniversary.
"Saying he's a bad father and a husband is an easy story, and everyone has wanted to clock him as a womanizer and gambler," a source close to Garner and Affleck told People magazine on Wednesday, adding: "He couldn't deal with her expectations. When you're told you're not good enough, you start to believe it."