Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck are getting divorced, but there are reportedly some delays in finishing the legal paperwork. Over the weekend, it was revealed there was a snag in the divorce proceedings for the A-list celebrities. To be more specific, Garner was late in sending the final components of her divorce paperwork, and if the actress didn't turn them in soon, the court would dismiss the case for delay in prosecution. It wasn't certain at the time why there was a hold-up. While some romantic fans might hope that it's because Ben and Jen are having second thoughts about calling it quits, that actually doesn't seem to be the case. Rather, Jennifer Garner is delaying the legal divorce process because she reportedly wants to make sure Ben Affleck has his act together before they officially settle the matter -- especially when they consider how to handle custody rights for their kids.
Here's what we know about Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner's divorce drama. While the celebrity couple officially filed for divorce in April 2017 and they've remained separated since then, they've been stalling when it comes to turning in the finalized paperwork. The reasoning seems to be because of Ben. Or, more specifically, Jennifer being lenient with Ben when it comes to the final components of the divorce process. According to an unnamed source close to the high-profile couple, Garner and Affleck are in no rush to settle the divorce, and Garner reportedly wants to take time to make sure her former husband has his situation together. The actress wants to be confident that her former Daredevil star has the appropriate amount of time and resources to "work on his health and sobriety." Affleck has reportedly struggled with alcoholism, and Garner is apparently sympathetic to that plight.
Above all else, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are thinking about their children during this divorce. They share three kids: Violet (12), Seraphina (9) and Samuel (6), and Garner hopes Affleck can be "the best father he can be," and she wants "what's best for the kids," which is likely what Ben wants too. But even though Affleck and Garner are looking out for their current family dynamic, there are no plans to reconnect. Neither of them reportedly have second thoughts about the split, and Ben, in particular, has moved on. He is currently smitten by Lindsay Shookus, a producer on Saturday Night Live.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner aren't looking to renew their relationship; rather, Garner is looking for closure, according to the source. Specifically, the actress reportedly wants to know Affleck is 100 percent clean before they settle the custody issues. Now, it's up to Affleck to prove that he's serious.
And he seems to be taking it seriously. He's allegedly taking Alcoholic Anonymous classes, and he's maintaining his personal health, according to those close to the Oscar-winning producer. We'll keep you posted on the latest drama with Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner right here at CinemaBlend.