Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner split up in 2015, after being married for a decade. The couple has now reached a divorce settlement.
The couple remained cordial with each other post their separation, and filed for divorce in 2017.
The duo has now reached a divorce settlement. However, since Affleck is dealing with his addiction struggles in a rehab, the pair will have to wait to take the matter to court for an official separation.
Last week, Jennifer Garner dropped Ben Affleck to a Malibu addiction treatment center. This is the third time Affleck has checked into rehab. The Justice League star is expected to seek treatment for at least a month, after which he will accompany Garner to the court to proceed with the divorce filing.
Their divorce settlement has had its share of issues. Two weeks ago, the relevant court was contemplating dismissing the divorce because Garner and Affleck had not sent in signed declarations of disclosure. The judgment had yet to be finalized, and according to the California court, the pair was not diligently following up with their divorce settlement.
Despite their separation, Garner, 46, and Affleck, 46, co-parent their children in a civilized and harmonious manner. Prior to his visit to the rehab, Affleck remained situated in close proximity to his ex-wife and their three children: Violet, 12; Seraphina, 10, and Samuel, 6.
Ben Affleck has also been in the news for his split with Lindsay Shookus. The Saturday Night Live producer stated that she broke off her ties with Affleck because of his ‘addiction struggles’ and so ‘he could hit rock bottom’.
A source close to the pair told PEOPLE, “Lindsay had been supporting Ben’s sobriety and going to meetings with him. She had him in meditation and they were doing it together. His recovery was something that was very important to both of them.”
Jennifer Garner, who has recently been granted her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, realizes that it is important to officially part with Affleck because their marriage has run its course.
While talking to Vanity Fair, the Peppermint star shared, “It was a real marriage. It wasn’t for the cameras. And it was a huge priority for me to stay in it. And that did not work.”