Famous actor Ben Affleck and his estranged wife, Jennifer Garner, are currently in the process of officially ending their marriage. The famous pair announced their separation about two years ago, but the official divorce filing came only in mid-April.
A source allegedly close to the couple told People that Jennifer and Ben filed the divorce papers together and there is no drama in this decision, but it is a normal choice considering the separation. The two famous actors are both seeking joint legal and physical custody of their children. The two stars have three children together. Certain details such as the official date of the separation or how Jennifer and Ben will divide their assets have not been determined or released.
The source also clarified that the divorce filing has been “super amicable” and that regardless of what has been speculated in the media, Ben and Jennifer were always thinking about filing the official papers one day. “They always planned to divorce despite what people said. If you look at their first statement it says divorce not separate,” the source explained. “They just did it the way they wanted to and did what was best for their kids. There was no catalyst, it was just time. Nothing has changed, they are and still will be putting their kids first,” the same insider added.
Well, the fact that there is no drama here has definitely been proven by Ben’s latest official appearance. The famous actor was seen out in California and he appeared to be in good spirits. Ben also talked a bit about his children during the event and he even got a new honor for his performance in the highly appreciated movie The Accountant. Ben said that he was not convinced that he wanted his children to have a career in acting. “I think it’s a hard thing. I love being an actor, I got into it as a child and I wouldn’t change that. But I also wouldn’t want to take my kids and push them out there before they were 18,” the actor said.