Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have been done since 2015, and after much “will they/won’t they get back together” rumors, she finally filed for divorce in 2017. They live in separate houses and have even started dating other people, but their divorce hasn’t been made official yet and that’s a problem.
According to The Blast, Ben and Jen were recently advised by the Los Angeles Superior Court that their divorce case hasn’t been completed because no final judgement has been filed or entered. They’ve allegedly been warned that if they don’t get moving, the court will throw out their divorce on the basis of delaying prosecution.
Sources say that Ben and Jen have been working out the details and they’re really close to reaching a final settlement, but it’s not known why they haven’t been able to wrap things up. It might have something to do with Jen watching out for Ben’s sobriety.
Jen reportedly waited until Ben had completed his 2017 stint in rehab before filing for divorce. The last time we checked in on this situation, sources said that Jen wasn’t ready to officially sign off on their divorce until she was sure Ben had a handle on his booze issues, and that he could promise to keep their kids away from his new girlfriend Lindsay Shookus. And it sounds like Jen really isn’t in any rush. A source that spoke to People says that the current situation is fine for her at the moment.
“There is no rush here. They continue to figure out ways of working together as a family and this is what works for them. They are doing what’s best for their family.”
The tabloids will probably say that Jen isn’t in a rush to divorce because she CAN’T LET GO OF BEN, and next thing you know there’s rumors about her and Lindsay being Ben’s sister wives. For our sake I hope Jen finalizes their divorce soon, because none of us deserve to see the terrifying image of Ben’s face Photoshopped over Kody Brown’s face on the cover of a Star Magazine.