Ben Affleck Wears Wedding Ring After Following Jennifer Garner to Atlanta
Ben Affleck was spotted in Atlanta wearing his wedding ring, and some reports are claiming he put it back on after taking it off. Is he having trouble letting go? Does it mean that it really was his wife Jennifer Garner who initiated the split after finally having enough?
While the couple have given only rare glimpses into their private lives over the years, the theme had often been that Jen was home with three kids while Ben was enjoyed a career boost. He gave her credit in a Playboy interview saying:
If you’re going to work 24 hours a day, that’s cool. I’m going to be here. That allowed me to think. Okay, that’s what I’m going to do. I’m going to kill myself over this next period of time.
Ben spent a lot of time building his career, winning an Oscar for Argo, where he famously thanked Jen for working on their marriage, a quote that went on to be dissected by the media and used as proof that the marriage was shaky. He then went on to do a full frontal scene in Gone Girl and Jen joked about giving permission telling audiences, “you’re welcome.”
The couple has been plagued by break-up rumors since they were first married ten years ago with some wondering if Jen was a rebound for Ben after his high profile relationship to Jennifer Lopez. There was even talk that the divorce would send Ben running back into Jlo’s waiting arms though she was recently seen getting cozy with her on again/off again boy toy Casper Smart out in the Hamptons.
New reports claim Ben confessed to cheating on Jen and that it was the straw that broke the camel’s back but if she was home with three kids and, as she described, “wiping a bottom, making three meals a day, dealing with sass,” while he was out enjoying the benefits of a career that included winning an Oscar, is it possible that the two just grew apart? Or even that Jen was starting to experience her own resentment of Ben’s career? She did recently declare that it was her turn and now Ben is following her and staying with the kids while she works.
The two flew to the Bahamas as a family to shield the kids when the divorce news hit. They were photographed having what looked like an awkward conversation. When they left the Bahamas, they flew separately to Atlanta where Ben was seen taking his daughter on a field trip to The Center for Civil and Human Rights.
Ben is staying with the kids in Atlanta while Jen films her new movie though he is reportedly flying to San Diego to attend Comic Con this weekend to promote his movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Meanwhile he was seen wearing his wedding ring while looking glum. Is he having trouble with the divorce or is he just trying to do what’s best for the kids?
He has been photographed often caring for his kids so this may be nothing new but he has never looked as miserable as he does now. Is he having trouble letting go? Was the divorce something he hoped to avoid? Let us know what you think here at Haveuheard.