The ring is off. One day after returning to L.A. from the Bahamas, Ben Affleck made a coffee run — sans one notable accessory. On Saturday, July 4, the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice star, 42, was photographed without his wedding ring while hitting up a Starbucks near his Brentwood-area home.
Affleck, who announced his split from wife Jennifer Garner on June 30, looked somber as he left the shop, coffee in hand. Despite the warm weather, he wore jeans, a Detroit City T-shirt, and a leather jacket for the outing.
“Ben is distraught over the divorce and is having a very hard time,” a source previously told Us Weekly of the Oscar winner. “He doesn’t have a lot of close friends to lean on right now, and Jennifer has always been the one he goes to.”
One day before his coffee run, the actor had been in the Bahamas, where he and Garner, 43, had been spending time with their three kids amid news of their divorce. “They got the kids out of L.A. as soon as school was out,” a second insider told Us.
Affleck left the island on July 3 — with his wedding ring still on — while his soon-to-be ex-wife stayed behind with Violet, 9, Seraphina, 6, and Samuel, 3, before flying to Georgia on July 5. As previously reported, the Draft Day actress is in Atlanta to film a movie, the drama Miracles From Heaven.
Affleck will continue to live on the couple’s property in L.A.’s Brentwood neighborhood, even after Garner returns home. “They don’t want this to be War of the Roses,” another source explained, adding that the A-listers plan to use a mediator to dissolve their marriage swiftly. “They want it to be simple, and this takes the drama out of it. It is important for them to keep this nice and efficient for the sake of their family.”
UPDATE: On Tuesday, July 7, Affleck was photographed, sans wedding ring, leaving on a private jet. A source tells Us Weekly he was en route to Atlanta to see his kids, and was only in L.A. for a quick work commitment.
“Ben had to run back to L.A. for work. He is immediately flying back to be with the kids in Atlanta,” the insider says. “He rushed out for a meeting but will be going right back with gifts for the kids.”
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