No, really. The Live By Night director is still living night and day in the guest house of the family home he shares with his (soon-to-be ex) wife.
A source even confirmed the cordial living arrangement, as they dished to People:
“They are figuring out what to do about their future living arrangements. For now, they are all living together. One thing they agree on ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ the kids will stay at the family house. Jen and Ben will focus on making things as smoothly as possible for the kids. It’s all about what’s best for them.”
Well that’s good to hear.
In regards to how the separated couple handled filing for divorce, a different insider told the mag it was just a “normal day” for the Garner-Afflecks. The tipster noted:
“The kids went to school as usual, Jen and Ben took turns with drop-off and pick-up. Ben spent alone time with Violet after school. They went for ice cream in Santa Monica.”
It’s clear Ben and Jen are eager to keep their kids — including Violet, 11, Seraphina, 8, and Samuel, 5 — away from the prying media as they “all stayed in last night.” We can’t say we’re surprised to hear that the Oscar winner is still living at home since he moved into the guest house back in June 2015 when he and the Alias alum first separated.
We’re sure the stress of not having to move has helped Casey Affleck‘s brother maintain his sobriety too. In case you forgot, Ben returned to the family home after he completed treatment for alcohol addiction earlier in the year.
While we’re saddened that Bennifer 2.0 were unable to salvage their marriage, we’re happy to hear they’re dedicated to making this process easy on their children. Our thoughts are with the whole family during this trying time!
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