“They split up before L.A. went into lockdown,” the source says, referring to the city’s coronavirus pandemic quarantine. “Jen and John remain on friendly terms so there’s a possibility that they could rekindle their relationship in the future, but right now it’s over.”
In October 2018, Us Weekly confirmed Jen and John had been seeing each other for six months. “Jen brings out the best in John, and he is the happiest he has probably ever been. It’s a loving, healthy relationship,” a source told the outlet at the time. One month later, the actress and her ex-husband, Ben Affleck, finalized their divorce after over 10 years as a couple.
The pair had been “doing great” just before their breakup, a separate source revealed to In Touch in March. “He’s got a separate life from Jen’s Hollywood world, so it works for them.”
John, who shares two children with ex-wife Caroline Campbell, is “very independent and likes to take things slow,” the insider revealed. “He has a young daughter that he’s also coparenting, so he’s not trying to insert himself in Jen’s public life. He’s fine being in the background.”
Later in April, a third source revealed the couple “hasn’t seen much” of each other “because of the whole social distancing thing.” While the 13 Going On 30 actress was quarantining with her three children — Violet, 14, Seraphina, 11, and Samuel, 8 — the businessman “has been self-isolating with his.”
Although it appears Jen and John’s relationship fizzled as a result of the distance caused by the coronavirus pandemic, it looks like the proud mom stayed positive despite her breakup.
“Jen is the first to admit that having the kids at home isn’t easy but she’s dealing with it like a pro!” a fourth source exclusively shared with In Touch. “Outdoor exercise is part of her family’s daily routine. She’ll take the kids on a walk or bike ride to keep them healthy and active.”
While Jen and John broke up, Ben, 47, and girlfriend Ana de Armas are thriving in quarantine together. The couple first started dating in November 2019 after meeting on the set of their movie, Deep Water. Since then, the two have been going strong and Ben even introduced his lady love to his kids.
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