7 Shocking Revelations Of The Jennifer Garner/Ben Affleck SplitPublished on July 3, 2015. Updated April 3, 2017
Now that Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have finally announced that they are dunzo, sources are coming forward with more and more information about the couple’s many issues that drove them apart, and with information on how the famous A-listers are going to move forward post-split. It looks like these two spent a considerable time planning things out in the months leading up to their announcement. We’re going to assume that Garner was in charge of all this planning cause we find it hard to imagine Affleck doing any of it. Here are 7 shocking revelations of the Jennifer Garner/Ben Affleck split!
7. They Are in the Bahamas
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are currently in the Bahamas with their three children, Violet, Seraphina and Samuel. They were looking to avoid the media following their separation announcement so, as soon as the kids were out of the school, they left the west coast for their home in the Bahamas.Photo by REX/Broadimage
6. They Are Trying to Consciously Uncouple Like Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are taking a page from Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin’s divorce handbook – they are trying to end their marriage in the most peaceful way possible. Right now, their main focus is on their children and making sure that they find a healthy way to co-parent.REMIUM
5. Ben Affleck Will Be Living in the Guesthouse
Even though Ben Affleck’s been staying in hotel rooms for the better part of a year, now that he and Jennifer Garner are going to divorce, he’s going to live in another residence on their Brentwood property to help co-parent.Tinseltown / Shutterstock.com
4. Tension Over Ben Affleck’s Career Success
Since marrying Ben Affleck and having three children with him, Jennifer Garner hasn’t had much of a career; however, Affleck has. He has left most of the parenting responsibilities to his wife while he has gone out and actively sought out new and exciting opportunities. He has been doing back-to-back film projects for several years while Garner barely gets a chance to work.Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com
3. Ben Affleck Was the Fun Parent
Jennifer Garner has said in the past that Ben Affleck is the “fun” parent while she’s the responsible one. “For better or worse, I tend to be the one who says, ‘This is what needs to happen.’ I know who wants what lunch, and I’ve done all the school paperwork and filled out the emergency cards. Ben doesn’t know that stuff exists,” she told InStyle’s October 2014 issue. “He is in charge of laughter. No matter how much I tickle them or toss them or chase them around, it’s not the same. If I’m the slow, steady drumbeat, he’s the jazz.
Unfortunately for Affleck, bringing the fun is only a small part of parenting. It sounds like Garner was doing most of the work.Featureflash / Shutterstock.com
2. Ben Affleck Is Devastated; Jennifer Garner Is Fine
Ben Affleck is said to be devastated over the breakdown of his marriage. He really loves his family and, according to the source, always put them first. Jennifer Garner isn’t taking it as hard. She is reportedly in great spirits and was even spotted working out with a trainer in the Bahamas.Photo by Broadimage/REX
1. They Do Not Have a Prenup
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner reportedly do not have a prenup. Together, they are worth a reported $150 million. The former couple is currently using a mediator and their business managers to divide their assets fairly. While many might assume that Affleck was the breadwinner, this isn’t the case. He hasn’t earned significantly more than Garner because many of the roles he’s taken on have been in independent films.
It isn’t likely that Garner will be receiving spousal support, but that’s okay because she probably doesn’t need it.Photo by David Fisher / Rex Features