Ben and Jen Consciously Uncoupling – Fly to Bahamas as Family After Dropping Divorce News
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are calling it a divorce and not a conscious uncoupling though they do seem to be taking a page out of Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow’s book. Despite announcing they are divorcing the couple is still living together and now they have taken their kids and flown off to the Bahamas.
Their trip is more likely an effort to shield their kids from the various tabloid reports about their divorce though the fact that they went together could be viewed as proof that they are making an effort to put the needs of their kids before anything else.
Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow had one of the friendliest divorces in Hollywood with the former spouses living close to one another and vacationing together. If things continue this way with Ben and Jennifer they may give Chris and Gwyn a run for the money in terms of friendly divorces.
Rumors of a divorce have plagued the couple for quite awhile including recently when moving vans were seen outside of their Pacific Palisades home though it was later claimed that the house was being renovated and that the vans were not an indication of divorce.
The couple dropped the divorce news the day after their 10th wedding anniversary saying they, “made the difficult decision to divorce.” They share three children, Violet, 9, Seraphina, 6, and Samuel, 3.
Since their announcement rumors have been flying about what caused the breakdown. Some blamed Ben’s drinking and gambling saying Jen was fed up. Others say Jen resented being home with the kids while Ben’s career took off. Sources say that any rumors of Ben cheating are false and that even Jen doesn’t believe that her husband’s former flame Jennifer Lopez had any involvement.
The couple flew to the Bahamas to spend some quiet time with their kids while they navigate their future. Ben will reportedly be living on a house on their property in LA to remain as close to the kids as possible.
With both parents looking out for the best interests of their kids it looks like there’s a new Hollywood divorce trend. Instead of juicy details being spilled during acrimonious court fights it looks like the future of divorce in Hollywood will be couples living and vacationing together for the sake of their kids.
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