“Jennifer did not take Ben back. There are no plans for a second honeymoon anywhere,” a source tells Us. “They are 100 percent still separated and focused on coparenting for the kids’ sake.”
The Miracles From Heaven star, 44, and the Oscar winner, 43, have remained amicable since splitting last year. They announced in June 2015 that they were ending their 10-year marriage but have yet to officially divorce.
The estranged couple have even taken turns working as they raise their family together. Last month, the pair and their three children — Violet, 10, Seraphina, 7, and Samuel, 4 — spent time in London while Affleck filmed The Justice League: Part One.
“A lot of the damage in their relationship has been mended,” a source previously told Us. “They’re in a really good place.”
That wasn’t always the case. As Us exclusively revealed, Affleck began dating their former nanny Christine Ouzounian after the split. “[Their marriage] was already broken beyond repair. She was disgusted with Ben anyway,” an insider told Us in August 2015. “Discovering the extent of Ben’s relationship with Christine completely changed things.”
The past is now in the past, though. Garner opened up about the scandal in a candid cover story with Vanity Fair in February. “Let me just tell you something. We had been separated for months before I ever heard about the nanny,” she said. “She had nothing to do with our decision to divorce. She was not a part of the equation.”
Garner actually spoke fondly of her ex. “I didn’t marry the big fat movie star; I married him. And I would go back and remake that decision. I ran down the beach to him, and I would again. You can’t have these three babies and so much of what we had,” she added. “He’s the love of my life. What am I going to do about that? He’s the most brilliant person in any room, the most charismatic, the most generous. 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.”
Affleck remained positive about Garner a month later. “I am a giant fan of Jennifer,” he told CBS in March. “She’s just a fabulous person. She’s just a wonderful person. She’s a great mother. She’s a real talent.”
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