Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck are staying together only for the sake of their three children, Us Weekly magazine reported Monday. The two announced in June they were divorcing after 10 years of marriage.
“They [Garner and Affleck] are almost never together alone without the kids,” one source told the magazine. “They don’t hang out. It’s a cordial relationship.”
Garner and Affleck, both 43, do not make contact with each other unless they want to, given the fact that the “Gone Girl” star is living in a renovated guest cottage near their main house in California, Us Weekly reported.
Another source told the magazine that the former couple’s three children know about their parents’ separation and Garner and Affleck are trying not to disrupt things in the family. “The kids’ lives have not changed much,” the insider said. “Things still feel pretty normal to them.”
Furthermore, Garner "keeps Ben in the loop on their schedules and what's going on," a third source told Us Weekly. "She always invites him to come along. Ben and Jen have made a big push to let the kids know that they will always be a family.”
Earlier reports said that Garner and Affleck have put their divorce on hold and were planning to work on their troubled marriage. However, according to latest reports, the two are not getting back together. "It’s a strange situation to live together and yet be separated," a source reportedly said.
Garner and Affleck were reported to have celebrated their first Christmas post split in Montana instead of their home in Los Angeles.