Is Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner's Divorce Put on Hold to Try and Work Things Out?

By Maolen E. / 2017.04.20
(Flickr) Hollywood actors Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner during the 2013 Oscars Award

Will things be different the second time around? Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner jointly filed for divorce last week, but it appears that the estranged couple is trying to work things out instead of throwing in the towel.

Rumor has it that Affleck and Garner are not in a rush to finalize their divorce and are trying to work things out to get back to a good place in their marriage. Following the divorce filing, the estranged couple remained in contact for the sake of their children.

However, things between them have apparently gotten friendlier. On April 16, Sunday, Affleck and Garner attended services together at the Community United Methodist Church of Pacific Palisades.

Affleck and Garner beamed at each other and were flanked by their three children – daughters Violet Anne, Seraphina Rose Elizabeth and son Samuel. After the Easter service, the estranged couple, along with their three children, reportedly enjoyed an intimate family dinner at their $17.5 million Pacific Palisades estate.

While speculations suggest Affleck and Garner are trying to work things out, a source said the estranged couple is moving forward with the divorce. The pair is only living up to their promise to be the best parents for their three children, it added.

“It was just time,” a source told PEOPLE, adding that the decision to file last week was mutual. “There was no catalyst.”

Garner and Affleck, who announced their separation in 2015, reportedly held off on officially filing divorce papers since the latter was experiencing some personal struggles, including a stint in rehab.

“Jen waited for the right time,” the source continued. “She wasn’t going to file for divorce while Ben was struggling. She is very proud of him for getting help.”

Since their separation, the former lovebirds have remained amicable. In fact, “The Batman” actor is still living on the same family property.

“He’s still at the house,” a different source told Page Six, as cited by news.com.au. “They strive to be the best parents they can be. There’s a strong mutual respect for each other, which you don’t typically find with couples divorcing.”

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