Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner may have just announced their divorce yesterday, but the split was seemingly a long time coming. A new report reveals the stars have been living separate lives — while under the same roof.
Jen and Ben’s Pacific Palisades estate. (Photo Credit: Splash)
“Ben is making a section of the house into his private area complete with his own bedroom,” a source tells Life & Style.
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While it seems like an unusual move, the 42-year-old actor has allegedly planned it this way because he intends to fight his estranged wife, 43, for joint custody of their three kids — nine-year-old Violet, six-year-old Seraphina and three-year-old Samuel.
“If he stays in the house, Jen won’t be able to argue in divorce court that he’s an absentee dad,” the source explains.
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In the statement confirming their split, the couple said they plan to “go forward with love and friendship for one another” — but that seems unlikely based on what the source claims.
“They can barely be in the same room together without fighting,” the source tells Life & Style.