Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck allegedly attended couples therapy earlier this week, but make no mistake — the divorce is very much still on!
A source tells Radar that the estranged husband and wife weren’t making any effort to reconcile during their two-hour, “marathon” counseling session. Rather, they were establishing ground rules for their children — nine-year-old Violet, six-year-old Seraphina and three-year-old Samuel — moving forward.
Ben and Jen run errands together following their split. (Photo Credit: Splash)
“Jen doesn’t care who Ben dates or hooks up with,” the source explains. “She just doesn’t want the kids to be asking any questions about it. There is no chance Jen and Ben will get back together and she finally feels that she deserves to be happy without him.”
In late June, the Oscar winner, 43, and his wife, 43, confirmed they were filing for divorce after ten years of marriage.
It was immediately speculated that Ben had an affair with the couple’s nanny, Christine Ouzonian.
Prior to their therapy session, the Radar source alleges, “Ben had admitted to an inappropriate relationship with the kids’ nanny, Christine Ouzonian, before they left for Atlanta. He was definitely in the dog house, but it was Jen’s idea for Ben to pay for Christine to stay at the Hotel Bel Air until the press feeding frenzy died down.”
Ben and Jen’s former nanny and rumored mistress, Christine. (Photo Credit: Splash)
For now, Jen is focused on herself — while the two remain dedicated to raising their children in a healthy, positive environment.
Jen reportedly told friends, “Not having to be Ben’s mother has been a huge relief,” the source claims.
“She isn’t even ready to date, that isn’t even being discussed,” the source adds. “Ben is a great dad, and Jen is committed to co-parenting in a positive manner.”