Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck call off divorce

Jennifer GarnerBen Affleck and Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck are giving their marriage another shot, People reports.

A source close to Jennifer told the magazine that the star couple have called off their divorce, with Jennifer being the one to hit the pause button. “Jen has called off the divorce. She really wants to work things out with Ben. They are giving things another try,” the source revealed.

Another source also confirmed the news, but insists the decision to stay together was mutual. “There is always a chance of reconciliation. They love each other. They also really, really love their kids, and those kids love their parents,” they said.

Ben and Jen initially announced their separation in June of 2015, after 10 years of marriage. Despite the split, the couple remained committed to putting up a united front for the sake of their three children — Violet, 11,  Seraphina, 8, and five-year-old Samuel.

In July of that year, Ben relocated to Atlanta, where Jennifer was filming her movie Miracles From Heaven, to be with the kids. The family went on a vacation to the Bahamas together later that month.

Meanwhile, speculation concerning the cause of the split began to spread. In August, rumors of Ben’s alleged affair with their former nanny made headlines everywhere. Jennifer and Ben separately denied the allegations, and still remained cordial, even spending the holidays together in Montana.

In her March 2016 cover story for Vanity Fair, Jennifer candidly spoke about their relationship for the first time since the separation.

“He’s the most brilliant person in any room, the most charismatic, the most generous,” the actress said. “He’s just a complicated guy. I always say, ‘When his sun shines on you, you feel it.’ But when the sun is shining elsewhere, it’s cold. He can cast quite a shadow.”

The couple began dating a year after co-starring together in Marvel’s superhero flick, Daredevil in 2003. Quickly dubbed “Bennifer 2,” (Affleck was previously linked to another Jennifer, Jennifer Lopez), they wed on June 29, 2005 in a private ceremony held on the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Jennifer and Ben have yet to confirm the news. ~Ashleen Grange

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  1. MA • March 9, 2017 @ 11:41 AM

    Jennifer is too good for him, she should kick him to the curb. I heard on TV last night that he was back with Jennifer Lopez!!!! Jennifer Garner is a classy lady and by all accounts a good mum, Ben Affleck is an idiot. Watched him on a late night show talking about climate change, he totally lost it….squealing like a little kid and behaving like a teen, out of control.

  2. Teresa • March 9, 2017 @ 11:52 AM

    Nice to hear when people do not take their marriage lightly. Media should back up and give them time to heal. And fake Media who have them both dating other people should F-off. I wish them all the best.

  3. Robert Hatfield • March 9, 2017 @ 12:42 PM

    I think theresa in the comments section nailed families and couples have problems but the media and social media generally are the real criminals anything for a buck

  4. greene • March 9, 2017 @ 3:51 PM

    I hope they work it out. 🙂

  5. Billy • March 9, 2017 @ 3:54 PM

    They have to be the most boring couple EVER!!!

  6. Joan Larkin • March 10, 2017 @ 12:36 PM

    I’m happy that they are putting their children first and giving their marriage a second chance. Ben must get counselling for his addictions if he hasn’t already and learn to be a faithful, committed husband. Angelina Jolie should have taken a page from Jennifer’s book instead of throwing her 6 children under the bus. I was disappointed with Angelina’s decision to dump her husband so quickly.

  7. Mary Cameron • March 12, 2017 @ 4:57 PM

    They have 3 children – it’s so difficult to forgive a partner who has cheated; however, for the sake of the children they seem to want to try to make it work & hopefully Ben has learned his lesson (both with cheating & his addictions)to be faithful to his gorgeous & devoted wife for their lives together.

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